SB 197 and 198 in Alabama banning e-cigs

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SB 197 and 198 in Alabama banning e-cigs

Postby Huntsvappin » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:40 am

According to recent legislation there are two bills proposed by Alabama legislation banning public smoking and they both call out electronic cigarettes. [url][url]

Please help! I am new at this and it would be very helpful to know what the next step is and get some backup!!
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Re: SB 197 and 198 in Alabama banning e-cigs

Postby kristin » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:58 am

We are unable to track down a copy of the text of either of these bills. Could you please contact your Senator’s office to see whether they can send you a copy or a link to an online posting of the document?

We can see the Status “Pending Committee Action in House of Origin”, but when we click the Instrument button and then click the View tab, nothing happens.
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Re: SB 197 and 198 in Alabama banning e-cigs

Postby Huntsvappin » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:54 pm

Go here
On the Left there is a search Function.. Type in SB197 or SB 198 and you get the synopsis.

Figures Health S Pending Committee Action in House of Origin Health 02/07/2012
Health, smoking prohibited in places of employment, public places and private clubs, outdoor areas, exceptions, responsibilities of Health Department and State Board of Health, penalties, Smoke-free Air Act, const. amend., Secs. 22-15A-1 to 22-15A-10, inclusive, repealed

For the Full Bill you need to go to
Do the same process as above
Once you get the synopsis, you will notice in the top left corner "Regular Session 2012" Click there
It will then prompt you to pic a session - Choose the Regular Session 2012, and click "Set"
Now your in the Allison area... I Know not an easy way in.
Now that your in Allison you want to click "Bill" at the top Left
Under the drop menu Choose "Search"
Then Choose "Keyword"
Type "Cigarette" - execute query
Now hopefully you see all the bills in the House and senate that have the keywords cigarette.
Scroll down and you will see SB197 and SB198

Direct Links

SB197 SB198

By Senators Figures, Waggoner, Smitherman, Fielding, Coleman, Irons, Singleton, Ross, Beasley, Smith, Marsh, Dial, Keahey, Reed, Whatley and Bedford

Section 1: Part 4 & 17-

4) E-CIGARETTE. Any electronic oral device, such as one composed of a heating element, battery, or electronic circuit, or any of these, which provides a vapor of nicotine or any other substance, and the use or inhalation of which simulates smoking. The term includes any such device, whether manufactured, distributed, marketed, or sold as an e-cigarette, e-cigar, e-pipe, or under any other product name or description.

(17) SMOKE or SMOKING. The act of inhaling, exhaling, burning, carrying, holding, or possessing any lighted or heated tobacco product including, but not limited to, cigars, cigarettes, or pipes, or any other lighted or heated smoking equipment or device containing any weed, plant, or other combustible substance. The term also includes the use of an e-cigarette and any oral smoking device for the purpose of circumventing the prohibition against smoking in this act.
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