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Vaping law overhaul sent to the governor

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate’s vaping regulation overhaul is on its way to the governor’s desk after passing out of both chambers. “All in all we got a product here that will open up competition in the state of Indiana, bring in jobs add value and undue bad and overburdens of regulations,” […]

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Vaping regulation overhaul clears the House

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate’s vaping bill that will overhaul the state’s e-liquid rules passed out of the House Thursday with modifications.  “This session I’m glad we’ve been able to work through the concerns raised by businesses, health care advocates and individual Hoosiers,” author of the original bill the General Assembly is […]

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Committee amends overhaul to vaping regulations

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislators are hoping Wednesday’s revisions to the overhaul of the state’s e-liquid rules will be enough to pass it through the House.  The Senate made the e-liquid bill a priority at the beginning of this legislative session, and its importance only increased after a ruling from the 7th Circuit […]

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Senate vaping bill moves full steam ahead to the House

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that strives to fix Indiana’s current vaping law, part of which was ruled unconstitutional, passed the Senate Tuesday. Sen. Vaneta Becker, R-Evansville, said she voted and spoke against Indiana’s current law regarding the vaping industry last year with the fear it would give undue control to […]

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Vaping bill revamped after ruling

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Senate’s overhaul of the state’s vaping regulations has undergone a complete transformation.    “At the very end of January, the Federal District Court issued an opinion which had caused us to start over entirely and then recraft this bill,” Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, said. From the beginning of […]

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Vaping bill under review after court ruling

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers are putting a bill on hold after courts ruled part of current vaping law unconstitutional. The latest version of Senate Bill 1 would remove the strict security restrictions that essentially created a monopoly. Only one security firm, Lafayette-based Mulhaupt’s, could met the requirements. SB 1 also would […]

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Vaping liquid manufacturer: Law drove me out of Indiana

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Proposed changes to a controversial vaping law may bring business back to Indiana.  Sandy Brown and her husband opened their first Cool Breeze Vapor shop in May 2013 and her business was growing. After the current e-liquids law went into effect last year with new certification requirements, Brown was […]

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ISTEP may stick around longer than hoped

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Road funding and education, including extending the life of ISTEP, are some of the priorities the Senate Republicans’ listed Tuesday. They expect ISTEP, which was originally slated to be replaced next school year, to stick around for a year or two. They’re concerned rushing a new version of the […]

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Zoeller urges Congress not to pass e-cig legislation

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Federal legislation being proposed could weaken the Tobacco Control Act in relation to e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products. Attorney General Greg Zoeller, along with Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, are urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations to oppose the legislation. “The federal government continues […]

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Controversial vaping bill headed to Pence for consideration

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The makers and sellers of e-liquids used for vaping and electronic cigarettes would face licensing and new regulations under legislation moving to Gov. Mike Pence for consideration. House Bill 1432 bans the sale of e-liquids to minors and requires manufacturers to get a permit from the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco […]

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