Each week we share some of the news that comes across our desk about upcoming legislation.. This week we have stories from California, Kansas, Maine, New York and Vermont.
California – By unanimous vote, Nevada City Council on Wednesday passed the first reading of an ordinance that tightens regulation on the sale of tobacco products in town via The Union https://www.theunion.com/news/22596513-113/nevada-city-council-votes-5-0-to-pass-first
Kansas – In Leawood, city leaders unanimously voted to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21. The city becomes the 15th in the region to raise the tobacco purchase age via KMBC https://www.kmbc.com/news/leawood-city-leaders-approve-tobacco-21-ordinance/40147184
Maine – The Portland City Council as voted to change the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21, however it will still be legal to enjoy those products at 18 via Bangor Daily News https://bangordailynews.com/2016/06/21/news/portland/portland-raises-legal-age-to-buy-tobacco-to-21/?ref=moreInhealth
In Bangor the City Council is considering eliminating smoking in parks and bus stops via Fox22 Bangor https://www.foxbangor.com/news/item/15325-city-councilors-hope-to-ban-smoking-in-areas-with-many-kids
New York – Cattaraugus County’s legislature may soon consider a local law to raise the legal age for tobacco sales from 18 to 21 years old, following a recommendation from the county’s Board of Health this month via WGRZ https://www.wgrz.com/news/cattaraugus-county-considering-raising-tobacco-age-to-21/254145942
Vermont – In Winooski, the City Council has banned smoking at Landry and West Allen parks as well as the Meyers Memorial Pool via Washington Times https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/21/vermont-city-bans-smoking-vaping-tobacco-in-parks/