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Oppose Anti-Small Business Legislation

Two members of the Kentucky legislature have introduced companion bills that would allow local governments to establish tobacco control ordinances and regulations, that are more strict than that of the Commonwealth. Kentucky Senator Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville is sponsoring S.B 81 and Representative Kimberly Poore Moser, R-Taylor Mill is sponsoring H.B. 147, as a pair of anti-small business bills. Such measures include regulations on product displays, as well as sale and distribution restrictions. These are just a few of the steps localities could take against the sale of legal tobacco products. The bills do not differentiate among products, even though both legislators note cigarettes and vape products as a motivating factor.