Tuesday, April 19, 2011

URGENT Call to Action: Oregon HB 3588

URGENT Call to Action:  Oregon HB 3588 - Public hearing Wed, 4/20 at 8AM

HB 3588 would prohibit the sale of certain flavored smokeless tobacco products that the sponsor of the bill, Rep. Carolyn Tomei, claims resemble or are marketed as “candy”.  The range of the proposed fine is $100 to $720.  The link to the summary of the legislation can be found here: http://www.leg.state.or.us/cgi-bin/searchMeas.pl

Please visit the casaa.org Call to Action section (http://www.casaa.org/CTA/) for additional information.  If you can attend, please contact the CASAA Board of Directors at board@casaa.org, so that we may assist you in any way that we can.  CASAA Director Thad Marney will attend and speak at the hearing. Otherwise, please call, fax and/or e-mail the committee representatives.  The CASAA Call to Action includes talking points for your conversations and letters.

The Oregon House of Representatives: Human Services Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 3588 at 8AM on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The committee will hold the hearing in Hearing Room D of the State Capitol Building, 900 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301.

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