Sunday, September 6, 2009

Public hearing on tobacco legislation

The Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary (CM Mendelson, At-large, chair) is holding a hearing on Bills 18-124, "Single Sale of Cigar Products Prohibition Amendment Act of 2009", and 18-428, "Prohibition Against Selling Tobacco Products to Minors Amendment Act of 2009.   The hearing is being held on September 29 at 10:00 am in Room 123 of the JAWB.   Members of the public are encouraged to testify; details about registering for the witness list are in the hearing notice (page 7277) published in the September 4, 2009 edition of the DC Register.

Information about B18-428:

Information about B18-124:

  • Introduced by CMs Alexander, Thomas (Ward 5), Wells (Ward 6), Barry (Ward 8), M Brown (At-large) and Co-sponsored by CMs K Brown (At-large), Bowser (Ward 4), Catania (At-large)
  • Introduced on February 3, 2009
  • The purpose of the legislation is to ban the sale of individual cigars and cigar products that are intended/designed to be used to use marijuana