01 Feb Oregon: House and Senate Committees on Health Care to Consider Licensing Schemes
Two licensing schemes, House Bill 4103 and Senate Bill 1559, have been introduced in Oregon. IPCPR is monitoring both measures, which are currently before the House and Senate Committees on Health Care, respectively.
HB 4103, sponsored by Representative Brent Barton, establishes $1,000 fee for smoke shop certification, renewal, and relocation. This legislation also requires smoke shops certified under current criteria to renew certification every five years.
SB 1559, sponsored by Senator Laurie Monnes-Anderson, requires persons selling tobacco products to be licensed by Department of Revenue, and provides the Department with power to discipline both licensees and persons selling tobacco products without a license. This legislation also preempts local licensing schemes.
Stay tuned or visit www.ipcprlegislative.org for further updates on the status of HB 4103 and SB 1559.