Tobacco companies & tobacco product sales

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An Act to Amend Section 22960 of the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Electronic Cigarettes. SB 648 (2013-2014) CorbettOpposeNo
Existing law defines an electronic cigarette as a device that can provide an inhalable dose of nicotine by delivering a vaporized solution. Existing law, to the extent not preempted by federal law,… More
Existing law defines an electronic cigarette as a device that can provide an inhalable dose of nicotine by delivering a vaporized solution. Existing law, to the extent not preempted by federal law, makes it unlawful for a person to sell or otherwise furnish an electronic cigarette to a person under 18 years of age. Existing law, the Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Act or the STAKE Act, requires the State Department of Public Health to establish and develop a program to reduce the availability of tobacco products to minors and to enforce the provisions of the act. Among other things, the act prohibits a cigarette or tobacco product from being sold, offered for sale, or distributed from a vending machine or appliance, or any other coin or token operated mechanical device designed or used for vending purposes, unless the machine or appliance is located at least 15 feet away from the entrance of a premise that has been issued an on-sale public premises license to sell alcoholic beverages, as specified. The act authorizes the adoption of more restrictive local standards that further restrict access to and reduce the availability of cigarette or tobacco products from vending machines or devices or ban the sale entirely. This bill would make the provision of the STAKE Act restricting the sale of cigarette and tobacco products from vending machines applicable to electronic cigarettes, as defined. Hide
An Act to Amend Sections 30104, 30108, and 30181 Of, and to Add Article 2.5 (Commencing with Section 30130.50) to Chapter 2 of Part 13 of Division 2 Of, the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to Taxation, and Making an Appropriation Therefor, to Take Effect Immediately, Tax Levy. SB 768 (2013-2014) De LeonOpposeNo
The Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Law, the violation of which is a crime, imposes a tax on every distributor of cigarettes and tobacco products at specified rates, including additional taxes… More
The Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Law, the violation of which is a crime, imposes a tax on every distributor of cigarettes and tobacco products at specified rates, including additional taxes imposed under the Tobacco Tax and Health Protection Act of 1988 (Proposition 99) and the California Families and Children Act of 1998 (Proposition 10). A provision of that law imposes a tax upon the distribution of tobacco products at a tax rate that is equivalent to the combined rate of all taxes imposed on cigarettes, which is deposited in specified accounts. This bill would, on or after the first day of the first calendar quarter commencing more than 90 days on or after the effective date of the bill, impose an additional tax on the distribution of cigarettes at the rate of $0.10 for each cigarette distributed; would require a dealer and a wholesaler to file a return with the State Board of Equalization showing the number of cigarettes in its possession or under its control on that date, and impose a related floor stock tax; and would require a licensed cigarette distributor to file a return with the board and pay a cigarette indicia adjustment tax for cigarette tax stamps in its possession or under its control on that date. Because the bill would impose an additional tax on cigarettes under the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Law, it would increase the tax upon the distribution of tobacco products under that law.The bill would provide that the revenues collected from the additional tax be deposited in the California Tobacco Tax Act of 2014 Fund created by this bill, which would be a continuously appropriated fund, and transferred into the Tobacco Prevention and Education Account, the Tobacco Disease Related Health Care Account, and the Tobacco Law Enforcement Account to be expended for specified purposes. Because the California Tobacco Tax Act of 2014 Fund would be a continuously appropriated fund, the bill would make an appropriation. The bill would require moneys in the California Tobacco Tax Act of 2014 Fund to be transferred from the fund to the California Children and Families First Trust Fund, which is a continuously appropriated fund, the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund, the Breast Cancer Fund, and the General Fund, as necessary to offset revenue decreases to those funds directly resulting from imposition of additional taxes by these provisions. Because this bill would require funds to be transferred to a continuously appropriated fund, it would make an appropriation. Because this bill would impose new requirements under the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Law, the violation of which is a crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. This bill would include a change in state statute that would result in a taxpayer paying a higher tax within the meaning of Section 3 of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution, and thus would require for passage the approval of 23 of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This bill would take effect immediately as a tax levy. Hide
An Act to Add Section 22964 to the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Cigarette and Tobacco Products. SB 330 (2011-2012) PadillaOpposeNo
Existing law, the Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Act, or STAKE Act, establishes various requirements for retailers relating to tobacco sales to minors, and authorizes enforcing agencies to… More
Existing law, the Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Act, or STAKE Act, establishes various requirements for retailers relating to tobacco sales to minors, and authorizes enforcing agencies to assess civil penalties against a retailer for violations of the act. Existing law also establishes criminal penalties against a retailer that sells, gives, or furnishes tobacco products to a minor under certain circumstances. This bill would require the State Department of Public Health to develop and maintain the Tobacco License Query System that consists of a public, electronic database containing information regarding retailer violations of the STAKE Act and other specified laws intended to prevent illegal sales of tobacco to minors. This bill would require the department to make the Tobacco License Query System available to the public on the department’s Internet Web site by July, 2014, and to update the system on a quarterly basis. By requiring local enforcing agencies to submit information regarding retailer violations of specified tobacco laws to the department, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions. Hide
An Act to Amend Section 6404.5 of the Labor Code, Relating to Employment. SB 575 (2011-2012) DeSaulnierOpposeNo
Existing law prohibits smoking of tobacco products inside an enclosed space, as defined, at a place of employment. The violation of the prohibition against smoking in enclosed spaces of places of… More
Existing law prohibits smoking of tobacco products inside an enclosed space, as defined, at a place of employment. The violation of the prohibition against smoking in enclosed spaces of places of employment is an infraction punishable by a specified fine. This bill would expand the prohibition on smoking in a place of employment to include an owner-operated business, as defined. This bill would also eliminate most of the specified exemptions that permit smoking in certain work environments, such as hotel lobbies, bars and taverns, banquet rooms, warehouse facilities, private residences used as family day care homes, and employee break rooms. By expanding the scope of an infraction, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide