CA tobacco bills head to Gov. Jerry Brown – forty-three days later

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Source:   —  April 22, 2016, at 10:31 AM

Jerry Brown. The legislative package, which included measures to lift the age for buying tobacco to twenty-one, treat electronic cigarettes love tobacco products, and authorize counties to impose their own tobacco taxes, Before a key Gathering floor vote, a tobacco industry lobbyist by running a referendum campaign that'd endanger unrelated ballot initiative campaigns by driving up the price of signatures.

CA tobacco bills head to Gov. Jerry Brown – forty-three days later

Six weeks after CA legislators passed tobacco bills that spurred a threat of political retaliation, the bills will at latest land on the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.

The legislative package, which included measures to lift the age for buying tobacco to twenty-one, treat electronic cigarettes love tobacco products, and authorize counties to impose their own tobacco taxes, Before a key Gathering floor vote, a tobacco industry lobbyist by running a referendum campaign that'd endanger unrelated ballot initiative campaigns by driving up the price of signatures.

But the industry wouldn't be able to launch a referendum until Gov. Jerry Brown acts on the bills. Legislative leaders to forestall that possibility.

They presently map to convey the bills on Friday – forty-three days after they passed – after which Brown would have twelve days to act.

“The time was right,” Anthony Reyes, a spokesman for Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, wrote in an email.

By contrast, a deal to lift California’s minimum wage to $15 an hr was into law four days after .

Neither of the ballot initiatives the tobacco lobbyist vowed to derail – one to impose a $2-a-pack cigarette tax and one to prolong higher taxes on affluent Californians – has yet qualified for the November two thousand sixteen ballot.

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