Today, President Biden and leadership in the House of Representatives agreed to a framework for the Build Back Better Act.
SACRAMENTO — Amid concern over widespread teen vaping, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday approved a new 12.5% excise tax on electronic cigarettes to be paid by California consumers to boost public health and education programs.
San Jose becomes largest US city to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes, also ends flavored tobacco sales
San Jose residents will soon no longer be able to find flavored vapes and menthol cigarettes in stores across the city
Tuesday’s vote comes on the heels of a concerted lobbying effort by the tobacco industry to block the ban.
The House Ways & Means Democratic staff has begun circulating a list of priorities and revenue raisers for the “Human Infrastructure” bill that will be voted on in coming weeks through the reconciliation process that only requires a simple majority (51 votes) in the Senate.
A legal challenge to California State Bill 793 waged by multiple tobacco manufacturers and retailers was dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California after it found that the “challenge to the constitutionality of S.B. 792 is not ripe for resolution and therefore the court lacks subject matter jurisdiction” and because of this, “the motion for preliminary injunction is denied as moot, and this case is dismissed.”