The California House of Representatives shot down Senate Bill 1400, without hesitation.
On Tues., June 28, 2016, the California House of Representatives rejected a recently introduced anti-tobacco industry measure.
The legislation, SB 1400, would have prohibited the sale of tobacco products at most retail locations in California including grocery and convenience stores.
Under this bill, the retail sale of tobacco products would only be legal at adult-only tobacco stores. The legislation would have reduced the number of tobacco retailers in California from 30,000 to 2,200.
This is a major victory for our industry.
The legislation passed the State Senate earlier this month, but today the sponsor could not even get a motion to report the bill from committee.
The Cigar Association of America worked closely with our California-based partners to defeat this measure and the Association has announced that it is pleased with this outcome.
The Cigar Association of America has also announced that it will continue to fight for manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers in state houses across the country and in the nation’s capitol.