According to foreign reports, the Sacramento County High Court in California has approved an agreement that the controversial ban on flavoring e-cigarettes will not take effect on January 1, 2021, which will force the effective date to be postponed at least until the signature is verified.
In November, the California fair alliance submitted more than one million signatures in an effort to qualify for a referendum in November 2022 and to overturn the bill. These signatures need to be verified at the county level, a process that is in progress, but may not be completed until 21 January 2021, when the law takes effect. Now, the parties agree to postpone the enforcement of the law until the signature verification process is completed.
If the verified signature threshold is not met, the law will take effect after the Secretary of state verifies that the process is complete. If the signature is confirmed, the seasoning ban will be suspended until December 2022.
To vote, those who support the referendum need to get 623212 verified signatures from California voters.
California law, signed on August 28 by governor Gavin Newson, bans the sale of all flavored tobacco and steam products, including menthol flavored tobacco and steam products. However, the legislation does not make it illegal for a person to purchase, own or use flavored tobacco or steam products.
There is a clause in the bill that imposes a fine of $250 for each violation.