This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the first session of the 2019 – 2020 biennium. Bills not passed this session will remain active for the 2020 session. To see any given bill, click on the link.

NOTE: Bill Number in RED indicates passed by both houses and sent to Governor for signing into law.
Jump to: House Bills 2018

Senate Bills 2018

NEW THIS WEEK:

H.26 An act relating to restricting retail and Internet sales of electronic cigarettes, liquid nicotine, and tobacco paraphernalia in Vermont https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2020/Docs/BILLS/H-0026/H-0026%20As%20Introduced.pdf

This bill proposes to prohibit anyone from selling electronic cigarettes, liquids containing nicotine or otherwise intended for use with an electronic cigarette, or tobacco paraphernalia in Vermont unless that person is a licensed wholesale dealer or purchased the items from a licensed wholesale dealer. It would also prohibit shipping these items to anyone in Vermont other than a licensed wholesale dealer or retailer.

Introduced by Representatives Till of Jericho, LaLonde of South Burlington, Brumsted of Shelburne, Colburn of Burlington, Conlon of Cornwall, Conquest of Newbury, Donovan of Burlington, Houghton of Essex, Kimbell of Woodstock, Lanpher of Vergennes, Lippert of Hinesburg, Macaig of Williston, McCullough of Williston, Mrowicki of Putney, Ode of Burlington, Patt of Worcester, Scheu of Middlebury, Squirrell of Underhill, Sullivan of Burlington, Troiano of Stannard, Yacovone of Morristown, and Yantachka of Charlotte.

In Human Services

H.27 An act relating to increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2020/Docs/BILLS/H-0027/H- 0027%20As%20Introduced.pdf
This bill proposes to increase the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age.
Introduced by Representatives Till of Jericho, Brumsted of Shelburne, Donovan of Burlington, Houghton of Essex, Lanpher of Vergennes, Macaig of Williston, McCullough of Williston, Mrowicki of Putney, Potter of Clarendon, Rachelson of Burlington, Squirrell of Underhill, Sullivan of Burlington, Troiano of Stannard, Yacovone of Morristown, and Yantachka of Charlotte.

In Human Services

H.28 An act relating to pharmacists providing information on the proper disposal of unused regulated drugs
https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2020/Docs/BILLS/H-0028/H-0028%20As%20Introduced.pdf

This bill proposes to require 13 pharmacists dispensing regulated drugs to provide patients with information 14 regarding the importance of and processes for proper disposal of unused 15 medication.
Introduced by Representatives Till of Jericho, Brumsted of Shelburne, Colburn of Burlington, Conlon of Cornwall, Conquest of Newbury, Donovan of Burlington, Houghton of Essex, Lanpher of Vergennes, Macaig of Williston, McCullough of Williston, Mrowicki of Putney, Ode of Burlington, Patt of Worcester, Rachelson of Burlington, Squirrell of Underhill, Sullivan of Burlington, Troiano of Stannard, Yacovone of Morristown, and Yantachka of Charlotte.

In Human Services

H.46 An act relating to the creation of the Sports Betting Study Committee

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2020/Docs/BILLS/H-0046/H-0046%20As%20Introduced.pdf
This bill proposes to create the Sports Betting Study Committee to examine potential models for legalizing, regulating, and taxing sports betting in Vermont, and to prepare proposed legislation that will provide for the gradual legalization of the activity.
Introduced by Representative Jickling of Randolph
In General, Housing and Military Affairs

H.47 An act relating to the taxation of electronic cigarettes

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2020/Docs/BILLS/H-0047/H-0047%20As%20Introduced.pdf
This bill proposes to subject electronic cigarettes to wholesale tax on “other tobacco products” under current law.
Introduced by Representatives Till of Jericho, Bartholomew of Hartland, Campbell of St. Johnsbury, Carroll of Bennington, Christensen of Weathersfield, Coffey of Guilford, Cordes of Lincoln, Hashim of Dummerston, Killacky of South Burlington, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Kornheiser of Brattleboro, LaLonde of South Burlington, Macaig of Williston, McCarthy of St. Albans City, Notte of Rutland City, O’Sullivan of Burlington, Pugh of South Burlington, Scheu of Middlebury, Squirrell of Underhill, Szott of Barnard, Townsend of South Burlington, Troiano of Stannard, Walz of Barre City, Yacovone of Morristown, and Yantachka of Charlotte.
In Ways and Means

H.48 An act relating to increasing the tobacco tax on cigarettes and new smokeless tobacco

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2020/Docs/BILLS/H-0048/H-0048%20As%20Introduced.pdf
This bill proposes to raise the rate of tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1.25 per pack and to raise the tax on new smokeless tobacco products by a corresponding amount.
Introduced by Representatives Till of Jericho, Austin of Colchester, Brumsted of Shelburne, Campbell of St. Johnsbury, Carroll of Bennington, Dolan of Waitsfield, Jerome of Brandon, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, McCarthy of St. Albans City, O’Sullivan of Burlington, Squirrell of Underhill, Walz of Barre City, and Yacovone of Morristown.
In Ways and Means

CHANGED:

HOUSE BILLS INTRODUCED IN 2019:

H.26 An act relating to restricting retail and Internet sales of electronic cigarettes, liquid nicotine, and tobacco paraphernalia in Vermont https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2020/Docs/BILLS/H-0026/H-0026%20As%20Introduced.pdf

This bill proposes to prohibit anyone from selling electronic cigarettes, liquids containing nicotine or otherwise intended for use with an electronic cigarette, or tobacco paraphernalia in Vermont unless that person is a licensed wholesale dealer or purchased the items from a licensed wholesale dealer. It would also prohibit shipping these items to anyone in Vermont other than a licensed wholesale dealer or retailer.

Introduced by Representatives Till of Jericho, LaLonde of South Burlington, Brumsted of Shelburne, Colburn of Burlington, Conlon of Cornwall, Conquest of Newbury, Donovan of Burlington, Houghton of Essex, Kimbell of Woodstock, Lanpher of Vergennes, Lippert of Hinesburg, Macaig of Williston, McCullough of Williston, Mrowicki of Putney, Ode of Burlington, Patt of Worcester, Scheu of

Middlebury, Squirrell of Underhill, Sullivan of Burlington, Troiano of Stannard, Yacovone of Morristown, and Yantachka of Charlotte.
In Human Services

H.27 An act relating to increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2020/Docs/BILLS/H-0027/H-0027%20As%20Introduced.pdf
This bill proposes to increase the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age.
Introduced by Representatives Till of Jericho, Brumsted of Shelburne, Donovan of Burlington, Houghton of Essex, Lanpher of Vergennes, Macaig of Williston, McCullough of Williston, Mrowicki of Putney, Potter of Clarendon, Rachelson of Burlington, Squirrell of Underhill, Sullivan of Burlington, Troiano of Stannard, Yacovone of Morristown, and Yantachka of Charlotte.

In Human Services

H.28 An act relating to pharmacists providing information on the proper disposal of unused regulated drugs
https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2020/Docs/BILLS/H-0028/H-0028%20As%20Introduced.pdf

This bill proposes to require 13 pharmacists dispensing regulated drugs to provide patients with information 14 regarding the importance of and processes for proper disposal of unused 15 medication.
Introduced by Representatives Till of Jericho, Brumsted of Shelburne, Colburn of Burlington, Conlon of Cornwall, Conquest of Newbury, Donovan of Burlington, Houghton of Essex, Lanpher of Vergennes, Macaig of Williston, McCullough of Williston, Mrowicki of Putney, Ode of Burlington, Patt of Worcester, Rachelson of Burlington, Squirrell of Underhill, Sullivan of Burlington, Troiano of Stannard, Yacovone of Morristown, and Yantachka of Charlotte.

In Human Services

H.46 An act relating to the creation of the Sports Betting Study Committee

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2020/Docs/BILLS/H-0046/H-0046%20As%20Introduced.pdf
This bill proposes to create the Sports Betting Study Committee to examine potential models for legalizing, regulating, and taxing sports betting in Vermont, and to prepare proposed legislation that will provide for the gradual legalization of the activity.
Introduced by Representative Jickling of Randolph
In General, Housing and Military Affairs

H.47 An act relating to the taxation of electronic cigarettes

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2020/Docs/BILLS/H-0047/H-0047%20As%20Introduced.pdf
This bill proposes to subject electronic cigarettes to wholesale tax on “other tobacco products” under current law.
Introduced by Representatives Till of Jericho, Bartholomew of Hartland, Campbell of St. Johnsbury, Carroll of Bennington, Christensen of Weathersfield, Coffey of Guilford, Cordes of Lincoln, Hashim of Dummerston, Killacky of South Burlington, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Kornheiser of Brattleboro, LaLonde of South Burlington, Macaig of Williston, McCarthy of St. Albans City, Notte of Rutland City, O’Sullivan of Burlington, Pugh of South Burlington, Scheu of Middlebury, Squirrell of Underhill, Szott of Barnard, Townsend of South Burlington, Troiano of Stannard, Walz of Barre City, Yacovone of Morristown, and Yantachka of Charlotte.
In Ways and Means

H.48 An act relating to increasing the tobacco tax on cigarettes and new smokeless tobacco

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2020/Docs/BILLS/H-0048/H- 0048%20As%20Introduced.pdf
This bill proposes to raise the rate of tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1.25 per pack and to raise the tax on new smokeless tobacco products by a corresponding amount.
Introduced by Representatives Till of Jericho, Austin of Colchester, Brumsted of Shelburne, Campbell of St. Johnsbury, Carroll of Bennington, Dolan of Waitsfield, Jerome of Brandon, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, McCarthy of St. Albans City, O’Sullivan of Burlington, Squirrell of Underhill, Walz of Barre City, and Yacovone of Morristown.
In Ways and Means

SENATE BILLS INTRODUCED IN 2019: