Engrossed Senate Bill (H)

DIGEST

E-liquids. Removes date restrictions in the e-liquids statutes. Removes the following requirements for an initial e-liquids manufacturing permit: (1) Construction and operation plans for manufacturing facilities. (2) Service agreements. (3) Security firm specifications. (4) Projected e-liquid production outputs. (5) Manufacturing process verifications. (6) Consent for the alcohol and tobacco commission (ATC) to conduct inspections. (7) Any other information required by the ATC. Requires a manufacturer to verify that it complies with manufacturing practices and ingredient listing requirements required by federal law. Removes the following renewal application requirements: (1) E-liquids production outputs. (2) Security certifications. (3) Consent for the ATC to E-liquids. Removes date restrictions in the e-liquids statutes. Removes the following requirements for an initial e-liquids manufacturing permit: (1) Construction and operation plans for manufacturing facilities. (2) Service agreements. (3) Security firm specifications. (4) Projected e-liquid production outputs. (5) Manufacturing process verifications. (6) Consent for the alcohol and tobacco commission (ATC) to conduct inspections. (7) Any other information required by the ATC. Requires a manufacturer to verify that it complies with manufacturing practices and ingredient listing requirements required by federal law. Removes the following renewal application requirements: (1) E-liquids production outputs. (2) Security certifications. (3) Consent for the ATC to conduct inspections. (4) Any other information required by the ATC. Requires a manufacturer to: (1) ensure that an e-liquid does not become adulterated; and (2) comply with registration requirements required by federal law. Removes language concerning security protocol confidentiality. Removes specific requirements concerning remotely monitored security systems. Removes the following requirements regarding a manufacturer: (1) Keeping sample bottles from each batch of e-liquids produced. (2) Ensuring that e-liquid ingredients are stored in a secure area. (3) Ensuring that authorized personnel only have certain secured access. Provides that the ATC shall cover the cost of criminal history background checks. Removes e-liquid ingredient restrictions. Requires a manufacturer to submit a list of ingredients used in the manufacturer's e-liquid production to the ATC. Adds to the definition of "e-liquid" that an e-liquid is a substance that contains nicotine. Provides that an electronic cigarette uses a sealed nonrefillable cartridge containing not more than 5 milliliters of a liquid. Provides that a retailer who fails to verify the age of a person less than 27 years of age and sells the person e-liquids commits a Class C infraction. Provides that the federal Food and Drug Administration has sole jurisdiction to enforce a manufacturer to comply with certain federal laws. Provides that e-liquid manufacturer permit fees be deposited in the enforcement and administration fund of the alcohol and tobacco commission. Provides that e-liquids manufactured by an e-liquids manufacturer approved by the alcohol and tobacco commission prior to July 1, 2017, may be distributed and sold for retail until the expiration date of the e-liquids. Provides that rules relating to the manufacture, distribution, and sale of e-liquids are void. ... View more