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Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to apply requirements relating to delivery sales of cigarettes to delivery sales of electronic nicotine delivery systems, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
07/02/2020Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S4175-4176)
07/02/2020Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
04/30/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (9)

Date Chamber All Actions
07/06/2020-2:31pmHouseHeld at the desk.
07/06/2020-2:04pmHouseReceived in the House.
07/02/2020SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
07/02/2020SenatePassed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S4175-4176)
07/02/2020SenateS.Amdt.2424 Amendment SA 2424 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
07/02/2020SenateS.Amdt.2424 Amendment SA 2424 proposed by Senator Feinstein for Senator Cornyn. (consideration: CR S4174-4175; text: CR S4174-4175) To require the National Institutes of Health to conduct a study and report on the short-term and long-term health impacts of e-cigarette use by youth and young adults under 21 years of age.
07/02/2020SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4174-4176)
07/02/2020SenateSenate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
04/30/2019SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2522)

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Senate Judiciary04/30/2019 Referred to
07/02/2020 Discharged from

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Introduced in Senate (04/30/2019)

Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act

This bill revises requirements regarding the sale and delivery of electronic nicotine delivery systems (e.g., e-cigarettes, e-hookah, e-cigars, and vape pens).

Specifically, the bill

  • subjects the sale and delivery of these systems to certain requirements, including tax, licensing, and labeling requirements;
  • prohibits the sale and delivery of these systems to anyone under the legal age to purchase tobacco products; and
  • requires the U.S. Postal Service to implement regulations to prohibit the mailing of these systems.

The bill does not apply to products approved by the Food and Drug Administration for tobacco cessation or any other therapeutic purposes.