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Sacramento is at it Again! SB 1400 Would Ban Your Right to Sell ToBbacco Products

Double Committee Referral:  Assembly Business & Professions Committee AND Assembly Governmental Organization Committee

SB 1400 (Wieckowski) – would define “retail location” under the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Act to mirror the definition of a “tobacco store” under the Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Act.

This would limit the sale of tobacco products to locations that primarily sell tobacco products and generate more than 60% of gross revenues from tobacco products and paraphernalia.

According to the Board of Equalization, this change is expected to prohibit about 30,000 retailers including grocery stores, C-stores, gas stations and liquor stores from selling tobacco products.

STEP 1: CALL

Please CALL Assemblyman Rudy Salas, Chair of the Assembly Business & Professions Committee and Assemblyman Adam Gray, Chair of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee ask them to help protect your business, and OPPOSE SB 1400.

Asm. Rudy Salas, A-B&P Committee
Capitol Office (916) 319-2032
Bakersfield Office (661) 335-0302

Asm. Adam Gray, A-GO Committee
Capitol Office (916) 319-2021
Merced Office (209) 726-5465
Modesto Office (209) 521-2111

STEP 2: WRITE A LETTER (Sample letter link below – customize as you see fit)

Please format the attached letters on your letterhead and send it back to us so that we may distribute it for you.  Please fill out the information in parentheses below for your company. You can fax your letter to Nancey Cain at 916-446-5961 or send it via email to ncain@lobbycal.com.

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