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H.R. 3942: Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act

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Should a loophole allowing minors to purchase tobacco products online be tightened or closed?

Context

Most states require a minimum age of 18 to purchase or use tobacco products, although 18 states and counting have raised the minimum age to 21. These states cross the political spectrum, including such red states as Arkansas, Texas, and Utah.

However, purchasing e-cigarettes online does not require any age verification under law. This allows for the skirting of state minimum age laws, which is problematic as e-cigarette use among teens reached its highest levels ...

Sponsor and status

Rosa DeLauro

Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Jul 24, 2019
Status

Introduced on Jul 24, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 24, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

This bill is scheduled for the following committee meetings:
Oct 16, 2019 10 a.m. — House Committee on the Judiciary

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Jul 24, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Oct 16, 2019
 
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Passed Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 3942 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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