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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: Oct 28, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Jul 24, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Oct 28, 2019

This bill passed in the House on October 28, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
45% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Jul 24, 2019
 
Introduced

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Oct 16, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Oct 25, 2019
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Oct 28, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 28, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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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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