April 15, 2019: Legislative Update


Legislative Update: April 15, 2019

The legislature is on spring recess.  Committee hearings will pick up on April 22 and bills will continue to move forward in the legislative process. The next deadline we have coming up is April 26, which is the last date for policy committees to hear fiscal bills and refer them to appropriations committees.

One new bill was amended and is now a tobacco-related bill:

SB 424  (Jackson – D, Santa Barbara) Tobacco products: single-use and multiuse components

Twelve tobacco-related bills are moving through the legislature. 

See the full update, including key legislative deadlines and summaries of the bills, HERE.

Please contact me with any questions at 916-585-7669 or karina.camacho@lung.org

Thank you,
-Karina

March 4, 2019: Legislative Update


Legislative Update: March 4, 2019

The deadline for introducing new bills for the 2019 session of the California Legislature was Friday, February 22. In total, eleven tobacco-related bills were introduced.  Over the next several months, various committees will hold hearings and vote on these bills as they move forward in the legislative process.

Eleven tobacco-related bills were submitted

See the full update, including key legislative deadlines and summaries of the bills already introduced HERE.

Please contact me with any questions at 916-585-7669 or karina.camacho@lung.org

Thank you,
-Karina

January 7, 2019: Legislative Update


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Legislative Update: January 7, 2019

The California Legislature reconvened today for the 2019-2020 legislative session. This is the first year of a two-year session. The Capitol is already buzzing with new faces and bills have already started getting introduced.

During the early introduction period, four tobacco-related bills were submitted. See the full update, including key legislative deadlines and summaries of the bills already introduced HERE.

Don’t forget that the Center provides policy and community organizing trainings for your coalitions! More information is available on our website.

Please contact Alyssa Stratton with any questions at 916-585-7664 or alyssa.stratton@lung.org.

Polling Results 2018: Tobacco Retail Licensing, Secondhand Smoke in Outdoor Areas and Smokefree Housing


The American Lung Association in California Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing is excited to present the results of our 2018 polls!

For any questions please contact karina.camacho@lung.org

Sonoma Flavors Campaign Case Study


Case study detailing the policy campaign to pass a tobacco retailer license with flavor restrictions in Sonoma City.
Please see document here.

California 2018-2019 Budget Update Now Available


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20182019 Budget Update

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California State Budget Act for fiscal year 2018- 2019. The budget includes appropriations generated by both the Proposition 99 and Proposition 56 state tobacco taxes enacted in 1988 and 2016, respectively. This Budget Update provides a breakdown of the Proposition 99 Health Education Account and Research Account as well as the Proposition 56 accounts for fiscal year 2018-2019.

 

You can find the full pdf version of this update here.

 

Please contact Alyssa Stratton with any questions at Alyssa.stratton@lung.org.

Legislative Update: October 8, 2018


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California Legislative Update

October 8, 2018

 

The deadline for the governor to sign or veto new legislation was Sunday, September 30th. Of the remaining five tobacco-related bills, two were signed into law and three were vetoed.

Any bills that did not reach the Governor’s desk this year will not be eligible to be revisited next year. The 2017-2018 Legislative Session is now over. The  2019-2020 legislative session will begin on January 3, 2019.

 

Two tobacco-related bills were signed into law.

AB 2020 (Quirk – D, Hayward) Cannabis: local jurisdiction licensees: temporary event license

SB 1408 (Pan – D, Sacramento) Cigarettes: seizure

 

Three tobacco-related bills were vetoed.

AB 1097 (Levine – D, San Rafael) State beaches and parks, smoking ban

SB 835 (Glazer – D, Orinda) Parks: smoking ban

SB 836 (Glazer – D, Orinda) State beaches: smoking ban

 

You can find a the full version of this update HERE.

Please contact Alyssa Stratton with any questions at 916-585-7664 or Alyssa.stratton@lung.org.

New Report Released: Tobacco Retail Licensing is Effective


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The American Lung Association in California Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing has updated the following document:

Tobacco Retailer Licensing is Effective: Before and after youth sales rate data is available for 41 California communities with strong licensing ordinances.

Please contact me with questions at emma.maron@lung.org

New report released: Campaign contributions and lobbying expenditures of tobacco interests, 2017-2018 election cycle


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The American Lung Association in California Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing has released an updated report on tobacco-interest spending for the first six quarters of the campaign cycle. The report, Campaign Contributions and Lobbying Expenditures of Tobacco Interests in California: 2017-2018 Election Cycle: January 2017 – June 2018, shows that tobacco interests have already spent over $7.7 million in campaign and political committee contributions, as well as over $1.8 million lobbying tobacco-related issues.

 

To see contributions to your elected officials, check out our Database of Tobacco Money in California Politics. This database contains information about campaign contributions from tobacco interests to members of the California Legislature, both past and present. The database can also be searched by district, election cycle, or county.

 

This report is part of a series of reports on lobbying expenditures and campaign contributions of tobacco interests produced by the American Lung Association. Addition reports for past election cycles are available here.

 

For any questions about tobacco interests’ campaign contributions and lobbying expenditures, please contact me at alyssa.stratton@lung.org or 916-585-7664.

Legislative Update: September 5, 2018


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California Legislative Update

September 5, 2018

 

The 2017-2018 legislative session ended of Friday, August 31st. Bills that were approved by the legislature will now move to the Governor’s desk for final approval.

 

Five tobacco-related bills are pending before the Governor:

AB 1097 (Levine – D, San Rafael) State beaches and parks, smoking ban

AB 2020 (Quirk – D, Hayward) Cannabis: local jurisdiction licensees: temporary event license

SB 835 (Glazer – D, Orinda) Parks: smoking ban

SB 836 (Glazer – D, Orinda) State beaches: smoking ban

SB 1408 (Pan – D, Sacramento) Cigarettes: seizure

 

Two tobacco-related resolutions will NOT be moving forward:

ACR 254 (Holden – D, Pasadena) Smoke-free multiunit housing

SCR 143 (Pan – D, Sacramento) Smoking: youth: motion picture industry

 

You can find a the full version of this update HERE.

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