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Doe anyone know how the testimony on the bill to control ecig use went. Didi the committee support the bill or did they table it or require further investigation.

I there any on going campaign to prevent passage?

thanks for any and all help

Tom

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Comment by Unkle Fun on May 29, 2013 at 5:35pm

Hi Tom, yes the hearing happen and it was a 3 to 5 vote for the ban, but this was just a hearing which means there will be future talk on this matter. An as far as a campaign in place against the e-cig ban not that I know of. 

Comment by Unkle Fun on May 29, 2013 at 5:43pm

Here's a link to the hearing, and a good resource for e-cig ban is http://feeds.feedburner.com/CASAA .

http://www.vaporden.com/video/california-e-cigarette-sb-648-webstream

If enacted, this bill would:

Ban the use of vapor products wherever smoking is banned. Among those provisions most likely to impact users are those that would:

  • Permit landlords to ban e-cigarette use in private homes. (Section 2)
  • Ban e-cigarette use inside or within 20 feet of any public building or in a vehicle owned by the state. (Section 5)
  • Bane-cigarette use in hospitals and medical facilities, except in specifically defined roomswhere smoking is allowed (Sections 7 and 8)
  • Declares that the use of electronic cigarettes “is a hazard to the health of thegeneral public,” and would include e-cigarettes in all future smoking bans passed in California. (Section 14)
  • Ban e-cigarette use in workplaces. Violations would be punishable by fines of $100, $200,and $500. (Section 15)
  • Ban e-cigarette use in railroads and air carriers. (Section 16)

UPDATED (3/20/2013): SB 648 has been scheduled for a hearing before the currently pending before the Senate Committee on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. inSacramento at the State Capitol Building, Room #4203 (John L. Burton room). Public comment will be heard at the end of the hearing and is open to the public. 

If you would like to submit testimony directly to the Health Committee, please email or fax Senate Health Committee Assistant Alex Norring at alex.norring@sen.ca.gov / (916) 324-0384. If emailing, please put "SB 648 Testimony" in the subject line. The deadline for official testimony is April 10th, but you can continue to contact individual legislators up to and after the April 17th hearing.

For more information and how to contact the Senate Committee on Health

http://blog.casaa.org/2013/03/call-to-action-california-e-cigarette...

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