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03/07/2016 01:30 PM JUDICIARY

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+ SB 141 Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ SB 103 RESIDENTIAL PSYCHIATRIC EDUCATION FUNDING TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
-- Public Testimony --
+= SB 174 REG. OF FIREARMS/KNIVES BY UNIV. OF AK TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 174(EDC) Out of Committee
+= SB 180 PARENT-GUARDIAN/CHILD:TEMP. POWER OF ATTY TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 180(JUD), Rescinded Action on Prior CS
         SB 141-E-CIGS: SALE TO AND POSSESSION BY MINOR                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:40:24 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MCGUIRE  announced the consideration  of SB 141.  She asked                                                               
if version P needed to be adopted.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
TIM   LAMKIN,  Staff,   Senator   Gary   Stevens,  Alaska   State                                                               
Legislature,  said version  P passed  from the  Senate Labor  and                                                               
Commerce Committee and is identical  to version I. [Version I was                                                               
before the committee.]                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  GARY STEVENS,  Alaska State  Legislature, sponsor  of SB
141, began  by describing what  the bill  is not. He  stated that                                                               
the bill is  not a tax and does not  restrict adults from smoking                                                               
e-cigarettes  or tobacco.  The  bill applies  to  youth -  minors                                                               
under 19 -  and requires that e-cigarettes and  its components be                                                               
treated  like  tobacco.  The bill  requires  a  business  license                                                               
endorsement, relates  to vending  machines, and  keeps exemptions                                                               
for e-cigarettes in place for medical use.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:42:15 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  MICCICHE requested  clarification  of the  age the  bill                                                               
applies to.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR STEVENS said it only applies  to minors under 19 years of                                                               
age.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  MCGUIRE   clarified  that  the  reason   behind  that  age                                                               
requirement is  because smoking falls under  the Commerce Clause,                                                               
as opposed to First Amendment rights.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR.  LAMKIN  showed  a  slide  presentation  on  "Kids  are  Fast                                                               
Learners"  that dealt  with how  e-cigarettes  and vaping  affect                                                               
Alaska's youth. He  said there are hundreds  of smoking products,                                                               
but  no conclusive  evidence about  long-term health  effects. He                                                               
debunked  the  idea  that  e-cigarettes  will  help  people  quit                                                               
smoking, except possibly for adult smokers.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN  addressed the limit  of personal freedoms  for youth.                                                               
He listed  things that are banned  from youth. He said  it is not                                                               
known  whether   vaping  and  e-cigarettes  are   healthier  than                                                               
smoking.  He questioned  the  health  advantages of  e-cigarettes                                                               
over cigarettes  and maintained that  they are  chemical products                                                               
and often contain  nicotine. He concluded that the  bill is about                                                               
long-term health  for youth and restricting  access to electronic                                                               
smoking products in the same  manner as youth are restricted from                                                               
tobacco products.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:47:14 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. LAMKIN  explained that  the bill  proposes to  add electronic                                                               
smoking  products (ESPs)  to existing  law that  prohibits minors                                                               
from possessing  tobacco. It also  proposes to hold  the industry                                                               
and  consumers accountable  for selling  and possessing  ESPs, in                                                               
order to protect young people.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:48:21 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MCGUIRE stated  that nothing in the bill  applies to adults                                                               
age 20 and older.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN agreed.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MCGUIRE asked  if there are any exceptions  to the addition                                                               
of  e-products to  provisions in  existing  law regarding  minors                                                               
possessing tobacco or cigarettes.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN  said no. He  noted the policy call  regarding whether                                                               
an e-cigarette suspension  should also result in  a suspension in                                                               
the ability to sell tobacco products.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MCGUIRE asked what happens  when an alcohol vendor receives                                                               
an alcohol violation and they also sell tobacco products.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN said it  is not the intent of the  bill to suspend the                                                               
vendor from the ability to sell an unrelated product.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:50:58 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  MCGUIRE  listed  teleconference resources  available  from                                                               
various entities regarding SB 141.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:51:39 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. LAMKIN explained the sections of version I:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Section 1:  AS 11.76.105(a) Adds  to existing law that,                                                                  
     as with  prohibiting minors from  possessing cigarettes                                                                    
     or tobacco,  to also prohibit possession  of electronic                                                                    
     cigarettes and any component thereof.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Section 2:  AS 11.76.107(a) Adds  to existing law that,                                                                  
     as  with  tobacco  product  vending  machines,  vending                                                                    
     machines  dispensing electronic  cigarette or  nicotine                                                                    
     products must also be supervised.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Section 3: AS 11.76.109(a) Adds  to existing law that a                                                                  
     minor may  not sell  tobacco or nicotine  products, nor                                                                    
     sell  electronic cigarettes,  or any  related component                                                                    
     thereof.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:52:18 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  inquired if  the bill  bans the  selling of                                                               
non-nicotine e-cigarettes to children.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN said  that the intent is to include  all components of                                                               
electronic paraphernalia.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Section 4:  AS  11.76.109(b) Provides an  exception for                                                                  
     persons  to  sell  or give  E-cigarettes  to  a  minor,                                                                    
     provided  the  minor is  using  an  e-cigarette for  an                                                                    
     approved  medical purpose,  such as  smoking cessation,                                                                    
     and is provided by a parent or prescribed by a doctor.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:53:19 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MICCICHE  questioned a  part of  Section 4,  lines 21-23,                                                               
and  asked if  it  is legal  for  a parent  or  guardian to  give                                                               
someone under 19 an electronic cigarette.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN  offered his understanding that  there were legitimate                                                               
means  for  a  parent  or  guardian to  provide  their  child  or                                                               
dependent with  this product,  such as  for a  prescribed medical                                                               
purpose.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MICCICHE highlighted that  subparagraph (B) provides four                                                               
instances of when that can  happen, just like the old legislation                                                               
did for nicotine products.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN  said he'd inquire  why it  was drafted this  way; the                                                               
intent is to allow legitimate access to these products.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MCGUIRE requested a follow up of that intent.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:55:24 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. LAMKIN continued:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Section  5:   AS  11.76.109(f)  adds  a new  subsection                                                                  
     that   is  consistent   with  existing   law  regarding                                                                    
     placement  of   vending  machines   dispensing  tobacco                                                                    
     products;  that the  same requirements  are applied  to                                                                    
     vending  machines  dispensing E-cigarette  or  nicotine                                                                    
     products.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
He noted he is not aware of any existing vending machines.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Section  6: AS  11.81.900(b) Makes  new definition  for                                                                  
     "electronic smoking product," summarized as follows:                                                                       
     (67)  a  device  designed   to  aerosolize  and  inhale                                                                    
     nicotine,  a   synthetic  of   nicotine,  or   other  a                                                                    
     potentially  hazardous  substance  that  "may  have  an                                                                    
     adverse effect" on the person inhaling it.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
He called  Section 6  the cornerstone of  the bill.  The "adverse                                                               
effect" component was gleaned from the FDA.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:56:45 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI asked  if it  applies to  a substance  in a                                                               
bottle without nicotine.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR.  LAMKIN said  the key  is whether  it would  have an  adverse                                                               
effect on  minors' health. He  added that currently there  is not                                                               
enough data to know.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI   restated  the  question   asking  whether                                                               
someone under  19 could use  an e-cigarette that did  not contain                                                               
nicotine. He opined that it appears to be permitted in the bill.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN  responded that  it was  not the  intent. There  is no                                                               
proof  of   product  content  yet,   due  to  lack   of  labeling                                                               
requirements.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI   recalled  seeing  bottles   with  various                                                               
strength  of  nicotine, including  zero  nicotine.  He asked  Mr.                                                               
Lamkin to look into it.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:58:12 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  MICCICHE responded  that  it seems  like  in Section  6,                                                               
(67)(A)(ii), products that don't contain nicotine are covered.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN agreed.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MCGUIRE  opined that the  language on page 4,  lines 14-16,                                                               
appear to  address the content  and potential health issues  of a                                                               
person inhaling from the device.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:59:23 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. LAMKIN continued:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Section 7:  AS 43.50.105(b) is amended  for conformity,                                                                  
     changing  "tobacco" endorsement  to "business  license"                                                                    
     endorsement, for  purposes of shipping or  transport of                                                                    
     cigarettes.  It   also  sets  up  conformity   for  the                                                                    
     following  Section  8  of  the   bill,  relating  to  a                                                                    
     required  business license  endorsement for  selling E-                                                                    
     cigarette or nicotine products.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Section   8: AS   43.70.075(a)  amends   existing   law                                                                  
     requiring  a special  business  license endorsement  in                                                                    
     order to  lawfully sell tobacco products,  by including                                                                    
     the  same licensing  requirements for  lawfully selling                                                                    
     E-cigarette or nicotine products.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MCGUIRE asked if that was currently not required.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN confirmed it wasn't.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI  asked  about the  rationale  for  changing                                                               
"tobacco" to "business license" in Section 7, page 4, line 31.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN explained  that the bill does not define  any ESP as a                                                               
tobacco  product.  They want  vendors  selling  ESPs to  have  an                                                               
endorsement for  enforcement purposes.  It would put  an umbrella                                                               
over those selling tobacco products and ESPs.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  MCGUIRE  anticipated  that  the  Department  of  Commerce,                                                               
Community  and  Economic  Development  would  later  define  that                                                               
endorsement.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN agreed.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
2:01:30 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  MCGUIRE   questioned  why   "tobacco"  is   replaced  with                                                               
"business license"  instead of adding "e-cigarette,"  by "tobacco                                                               
endorsement."  She  wondered  if   that  would  inadvertently  be                                                               
broadening  the  underlying tobacco  statute  by  changing it  to                                                               
"business license."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN said it was a  legal drafting choice and the intent is                                                               
to put  an umbrella over both  tobacco and ESP products.  He said                                                               
they don't  want to separate the  two because it would  require a                                                               
second endorsement. He summarized that  if a business already has                                                               
a  tobacco  endorsement,  it would  automatically  have  the  ESP                                                               
endorsement.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:02:45 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MICCICHE noted that AS  43.70.075 is the ESP endorsement;                                                               
it adds ESP to existing law.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN continued:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Section   9:  AS   43.70.075(d)  amends   existing  law                                                                  
     relating to  selling tobacco to  minors, by  adding the                                                                    
     same  penalty  provisions, including  graduated  fines,                                                                    
     for  selling   E-cigarette  or  nicotine   products  to                                                                    
     minors.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Section  10:   AS  43.70.075(f)  amends   existing  law                                                                  
     requiring  signage when  selling  tobacco products,  to                                                                    
     also  require   signage  for  selling   E-cigarette  or                                                                    
     nicotine products.  The signage must read  "The sale of                                                                    
     electronic  smoking  products  or  products  containing                                                                    
     nicotine  to a  person under  the age  of 19  without a                                                                    
     prescription is illegal."                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
He noted  the department  is required to  provide the  signage to                                                               
the vendor  and has  designed a  PDF version of  the sign  so the                                                               
vendor can  print it off on  their own, resulting in  nearly zero                                                               
fiscal impact to the state.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COGHILL  asked whether nicotine cigarettes  are currently                                                               
prescribed to minors.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN said they may be. He deferred to the department to                                                                   
answer, but thought the prescriptions might be targeted for kids                                                                
addicted to nicotine.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:05:18 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MICCICHE referred to page 3 where it addresses existing                                                                 
prescriptions for smoking cessation or harm reduction.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN continued:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Section 11: AS  43.70.07(i) amends existing enforcement                                                                  
     provisions that,  as with tobacco  sales, to  allow the                                                                    
     State to seize a  vendors' business license endorsement                                                                    
     and E-cigarette  or nicotine products  in the  event of                                                                    
     such products being sold to minors.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Section 12:  AS 43.70.075(l) is amended  for conformity                                                                  
     that,  as with  tobacco  sales, to  allow one  business                                                                    
     license  endorsement  to  serve  as an  umbrella  if  a                                                                    
     vendor  has  multiple  locations they  are  selling  E-                                                                    
     cigarette or  nicotine products, and to  shut down only                                                                    
     the  offending vending  machine or  outlet location  in                                                                    
     the event of a violation.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Sections 13 through Sections  18: AS 43.70.075(m), (r),                                                                  
     (t),  (v),  (w), and  (x)  are  amended for  conformity                                                                    
     that, as  with tobacco  sales, to allow  an evidentiary                                                                    
     and   administrative  hearing,   appeal  process,   and                                                                    
     penalties  in   the  event   of  violations   of  these                                                                    
     statutes,   involving  the   sale  of   E-cigarette  or                                                                    
     nicotine products to minors.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Section 19:  AS 43.70.075(y) is added  for consistency,                                                                  
     linking   the   definitions  of   "electronic   smoking                                                                    
     products,"   and  distinguishing   between  traditional                                                                    
     cigarette (tobacco) products  and other modern nicotine                                                                    
     alternatives.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Section 20:  AS 43.70.105(b) is amended  for conformity                                                                  
     that, as with tobacco products,  a vendor must have the                                                                    
     appropriate  business license  endorsement in  order to                                                                    
     lawfully sell E-cigarette or nicotine products.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Section  21: AS  44.29.092  is  amended for  conformity                                                                  
     that,  as with  tobacco sales,  providing the  Dept. of                                                                    
     Health  and  Social  Services the  authority  to  issue                                                                    
       citations for violating state law regarding minors                                                                       
     buying, selling or possessing E-cigarette or nicotine                                                                      
     products.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Section 22:  Is the  applicability and  effective date,                                                                  
     applying   to  offenses   committed   only  after   the                                                                    
     effective  date of  the bill,  which would  be 90  days                                                                    
     after the bill is enacted.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:08:00 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MICCICHE  said he is  struggling with Section 4,  page 3,                                                               
lines 4-19, where it says the  product is expected to be consumed                                                               
without  combustion. He  concluded that  meant smoking  cessation                                                               
products.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN said he would have  to check with the bill drafter. He                                                               
noted  on page  2,  lines  21-31, through  page  3,  line 3,  are                                                               
identical to  Senator Micciche's reference  on page 3.  The first                                                               
part focuses on  ESPs and the second reference is  focused on all                                                               
other nicotine products. It was  the drafter's choice to separate                                                               
them.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MICCICHE  suggested "a product containing  nicotine or an                                                               
electronic smoking  product" would be  better and to  not include                                                               
the  new  section.   He  said  the  new  section   opens  up  the                                                               
distribution of  electronic smoking products  by a parent  and it                                                               
seems to need a qualifier.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR.  LAMKIN offered  to  look  into it  and  report  back to  the                                                               
committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:10:31 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  MCGUIRE  asked  how  marijuana   is  dealt  with  in  this                                                               
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  LAMKIN replied  the bill  does not  deal with  marijuana. He                                                               
pointed  out  that  some  products,  depending  on  the  chemical                                                               
components,  are odorless,  tasteless, vaporless,  smokeless, and                                                               
undetectable. He  understood they could include  THC capsules. He                                                               
reiterated that marijuana does not apply to the bill.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  MCGUIRE  thought  that  concern   would  come  before  the                                                               
regulatory board.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MCGUIRE opened public testimony.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:12:50 PM                                                                                                                    
ASHLEY STRAUCH, representing herself,  testified in support of SB
141.  She voiced  concern about  e-cigarette sales  and usage  by                                                               
minors. She shared  that currently 18 percent of  youth are using                                                               
e-cigarettes.  She warned  of the  chemicals and  nicotine in  e-                                                               
cigarettes. She  noted that  900 youth  in Alaska  became tobacco                                                               
users. She  spoke in favor  of strongly  regulating e-cigarettes.                                                               
She said Alaska  has made great strides in getting  youth to quit                                                               
smoking  and  not  become  new  users.  She  urged  caution  when                                                               
regulating e-cigarettes.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:15:05 PM                                                                                                                    
OCTAVIA HARRIS, representing herself,  testified in support of SB
141.  She  said  the  bill requires  e-cigarette  vendors  to  be                                                               
subject to  under-age sales enforcement and  have an endorsement.                                                               
She  said, as  a  mother of  two  boys, she  likes  that it  also                                                               
provides a  clear message to  youth that vaping is  dangerous and                                                               
illegal.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:16:13 PM                                                                                                                    
STEVE MAPES, Business  Owner, testified in support of  SB 141. He                                                               
said he  has been working  to keep youth from  nicotine products.                                                               
He said  his store checks IDs  and refuse to sell  to those under                                                               
19. He opined that  there is a problem with the  bill in that the                                                               
vaping industry is  very different than the  tobacco industry. He                                                               
did not feel the two should  be tied together for an endorsement.                                                               
He  maintained  that  the  vaping   industry  helps  people  stop                                                               
smoking. He asked  the sponsor to consider all  the research done                                                               
on  e-cigarettes as  a smoking  reduction tool.  He believed  the                                                               
vaping industry needs its own  endorsement and said to let vaping                                                               
products be available to adults.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:18:53 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MCGUIRE noted the bill deals only with youth.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:19:05 PM                                                                                                                    
ASHLEY PELTIER, representing herself,  testified in support of SB
141. She echoed  the sentiments of the  Fairbanks testifiers. She                                                               
questioned  the  provision in  Section  4  regarding allowing  e-                                                               
cigarettes to  be prescribed  by a  health care  professional and                                                               
given to  a minor by  their parents.  She said those  devices are                                                               
not FDA  approved and are  not an FDA approved  cessation device.                                                               
The  seven FDA  approved cessation  medications are  not approved                                                               
for use by anyone under 18.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:20:35 PM                                                                                                                    
ANGELA   CARROLL,   Member,    Smoke   Free   Alternative   Trade                                                               
Association,  testified  in  support  of SB  141.  She  said  her                                                               
organization  is  in  full agreement  with  age  restrictions  on                                                               
electronic  nicotine  delivery  systems.  She  requested  that  a                                                               
separate endorsement for electronic  nicotine delivery systems be                                                               
enacted. She suggested  some improvements to the  bill. She noted                                                               
that pawn  shops can  sell ESP  devices to  anyone. She  said her                                                               
association would  like to see  any business that wishes  to sell                                                               
electronic  nicotine delivery  system  devices be  included as  a                                                               
separate industry from the tobacco industry.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:22:24 PM                                                                                                                    
GEORGE STEWART, representing himself,  testified in support of SB
141. He  spoke as a retired  medical doctor and noted  that there                                                               
are  medical problems  associated  with ESPs,  and  their use  by                                                               
young people should be banned. It  is not known what the chemical                                                               
content  of ESPs  is because  they are  not labeled.  He said  in                                                               
Alaska e-cigarettes  are being marketed  to teens. He  listed the                                                               
contents in the  fumes. He opined that there is  a higher risk of                                                               
youth becoming smokers as adults due to vaping first.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:24:26 PM                                                                                                                    
KATIE STEFFENS, representing herself,  testified in support of SB
141.  She said  ESPs  are targeted  to kids  similar  to the  way                                                               
tobacco companies targeted  them decades ago. ESPs  are not risk-                                                               
free  products for  youth. She  encouraged passage  of SB  141 in                                                               
order to support the health of Alaska's youth.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:25:18 PM                                                                                                                    
AMANDA LENNARD, representing herself,  testified in support of SB
141. She  said she supports  enforcing the legal purchase  age of                                                               
19 for ESPs  and licensing of shops that sell  those products. It                                                               
is important  to reduce  the accessibility  of these  products to                                                               
youth and prevent the increase in cigarette use by teens.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:26:19 PM                                                                                                                    
EMILY  NENON,  Alaska  Government  Relations  Director,  American                                                               
Cancer Society  Action Network, testified  in support of  SB 141.                                                               
She addressed  a problem  of lack  of enforcement  ability during                                                               
compliance  checks of  vendors.  Compliance has  gone  up due  to                                                               
placing suspensions on business  license endorsements for tobacco                                                               
sales to youth.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MCGUIRE  requested a history  of tobacco  cessation efforts                                                               
and current youth smoking rates.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. NENON related  that there is a 70 percent  decline in smoking                                                               
rates  by youth  in  the last  20 years.  However,  there are  18                                                               
percent more high school students  using electronic products. She                                                               
noted  that  high  school  students were  more  likely  to  smoke                                                               
cigarettes if they had used  e-cigarettes. She reported that when                                                               
the FDA took over the regulation  of tobacco products in 2010, e-                                                               
cigarette vendors  went to court  and demanded  that e-cigarettes                                                               
be  treated as  tobacco products  instead of  as a  drug-delivery                                                               
device. The  vendors won and  their products are  being regulated                                                               
as tobacco products under federal law.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MCGUIRE  thanked Ms. Nenon  for all her work  in preventing                                                               
kids from becoming addicted to nicotine.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  MCGUIRE  closed  public  testimony  and  held  SB  141  in                                                               
committee.                                                                                                                      

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 103 Back Up ASD Contract 2 4 2016.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
SB 103 Fiscal Note version I.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
SB 103 Letter of Support AK Child and Family.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
SB 103 Letter of Support AMHB.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
SB 103 Letter of Support AMHTA.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
SB 103 Letter of Support Brian Charlton.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
SB 103 Letter of Support JYS.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
SB 103 Letter of Support Melanie Nelson.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
SB 103 Letter of Support Michell Hook.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
SB 103 Letter of Support Parent.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
SB 103 Letter of Support Tim Kline AdvancED.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
SB 103 Sectional Analysis version I.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
SB 103 SJUD Hearing Request.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
SB 103 Sponsor Statement.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
SB 103 version I.PDF SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
002_SB141_Ecigs_SponsorStatement_02Feb16.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB141_Ecigs_ADHSS_Bulletin.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB141_Ecigs_AKdispatch_07Jan2016.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB141_E-Cigarettes Poison the Airways.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB141_Ecigs_NCSL_Legisbrief.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141_E-Cigs_Slideshow_WEB.PDF SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141_E-Cig_VersionP_BillText.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141_E-Cigs_VersionP_BillSummary.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141 HarvardGazette_E-Cigs_FlavoringsHarmful.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141 E-Cigs_MoreDangerousThanTobacco.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103 ASD Testimony.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
SB 103 Edu in RPTCs.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
SB 103 rebuttal to ASd letter (002).pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 103
SB 174 2016 03 04 FINAL Memo re minor programs - McGuire w spreadsheets.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 174
SB 180 Version P.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 180
SB 180 Legal Memo (3).pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 180
SB174 Support Emails 3 7 16.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 174
SB174 Opposition Emails 3 7 16.pdf SJUD 3/7/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 174