2007 Regular Session


File Code: Public Safety Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 785
Sponsored By:
Senators Lenett, Forehand, Britt, Colburn, Conway, Currie, Dyson, Edwards, Frosh, Haines, Hooper, Jones, Kelley, Madaleno, McFadden, Munson, Muse, Peters, Pinsky, Pugh, Raskin, Robey, Rosapepe, Simonaire, Stone, and Zirkin
Cigarette Fire Safety Performance Standard and Firefighter Protection Act


Prohibiting the manufacture, sale, or offer for sale of cigarettes in the State unless the cigarettes have been tested in a specified manner and meet a performance standard and the manufacturer has filed a specified certification with the Comptroller; establishing a performance standard for cigarettes; requiring that testing of cigarettes be conducted in a specified manner; requiring laboratories that conduct testing to implement a specified quality control and quality assurance program; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Senate Action
First Reading Finance
Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Finance
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
House Action
First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Re-referred Economic Matters
Favorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Motion Rules Suspended two readings same day (Delegate D. Davis) Adopted (137-1)
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (138-1)

Sponsored by:

Senator Mike Lenett, District 19
Senator Gwendolyn Britt, District 47
Senator Richard F. Colburn, District 37
Senator Joan Carter Conway, District 43
Senator Ulysses Currie, District 25
Senator Roy P. Dyson, District 29
Senator George C. Edwards, District 1
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Brian E. Frosh, District 16
Senator Larry E. Haines, District 5
Senator J. Robert Hooper, District 35
Senator Verna L. Jones, District 44
Senator Delores G. Kelley, District 10
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, District 45
Senator Donald F. Munson, District 2
Senator C. Anthony Muse, District 26
Senator Douglas J. J. Peters, District 23
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator James N. Robey, District 13
Senator Jim Rosapepe, District 21
Senator Bryan W. Simonaire, District 31
Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr., District 6
Senator Bobby A. Zirkin, District 11

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Attorney General
Cigarettes -see also- Smoking
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Traders; etc
Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Federal Government
Fees -see also- Devt Fees and Taxes; Reimbursement Rates
Fire Protection
Inspections -see also- Motor Vehicle Inspection
Interstate Affairs
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Laws and Ordinances -see also- Pub Local Laws; Uniform Laws.
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Rescue Squads -see also- Ambulances; Emergency Medical Serv.
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Rules and Regulations
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety
Search and Seizure
Vending Machines

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Business Regulation
( 16-601 , 16-602 , 16-603 , 16-604 , 16-605 , 16-606 , 16-607 , 16-608 , 16-609 , 16-610 )
Public Safety
( 8-102 , 8-102 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 527670/01     Offered on: April 3, 2007   at: 11:27 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 563396/01     Offered on: April 12, 2007   at: 5:42 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 31, 2007: Third Reading Passed (47-0)
April 6, 2007: Motion Rules Suspended two readings same day (Davis D) Adopted (137-1)
April 6, 2007: Third Reading Passed (138-1)