HB 278 (BR 1038) - J. Jenkins, T. Burch, T. Firkins, J. Glenn, C. Hoffman, D. Horlander, D. Keene, M. Marzian, C. Miller, B. Montell, T. Moore, R. Nelson, F. Nesler, D. Owens, R. Palumbo, T. Riner, J. Stacy, K. Stein, J. Stewart III, J. Vincent, J. Wayne, R. Weston
AN ACT relating to cigarettes.
Create new sections of KRS 227 to require cigarettes sold and distributed in Kentucky to comply with fire-safe performance standards; define, "cigarette", "manufacturer," "quality control and assurance program," "repeatability," "retail dealer," "sale," "sell," "wholesale dealer"; establish cigarette ignition propensity testing standards; allow for equivalent cigarette ignition propensity testing standards; require periodic reporting to the Legislature; require manufacturers to submit written certifications to state; set out requirements for cigarette package markings; specify civil penalties for violations; empower state agencies to conduct inspections; create special "Fire Prevention and Public Safety Fund"; allow for exemptions; specify federal pre-emption.
HB 278 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions; include "FS" as a permissible marking for placement on an individual package of cigarettes.
HFA (1, J. Jenkins) - Require that the New York Fire Safety Standards for Cigarettes shall be the persuasive authority in the implementation of the Act.
Feb 6-introduced in House
Feb 7-to Licensing and Occupations (H)
Feb 12-posted in committee
Feb 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 15-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 16-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 22-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 23, 2007
Feb 27-3rd reading, passed 95-1 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Feb 28-received in Senate
Mar 2-to Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations (S)
Mar 5-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations (S)
Mar 6-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a Consent Bill
Mar 9-recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (S)