An Act To Make Maine's Laws Consistent with the Federal Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §1560-D, as amended by PL 2007, c. 612, §1, is further amended to read:
§ 1560-D. Flavored cigars and flavored tobacco wrappers
For fiscal years beginning on or after July 1, 2011 the State Controller in consultation with the State Tax Assessor shall determine the General Fund revenue loss resulting from this section and transfer that amount at least annually from the Fund for a Healthy Maine to General Fund undedicated revenue.
Sec. 2. Maine Revised Statutes headnote amended; revision clause. In the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 22, chapter 262-A, subchapter 5, in the subchapter headnote, the words "flavored cigarettes and flavored cigars" are amended to read "flavored cigars and flavored tobacco wrappers" and the Revisor of Statutes shall implement this revision when updating, publishing or republishing the statutes.
This bill revises existing prohibitions on the sale of flavored tobacco products to make Maine law consistent with the new federal Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which bans the sale of flavored cigarettes. This bill also simplifies enforcement of the ban on flavored tobacco products.