Governor Signs E-cigarettes Child Safety Legislation

Gov. Susana Martinez

STATE News:

Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation Wednesday to help protect New Mexico’s children from e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine products.

Senate Bill 433, sponsored by Sen. John Ryan, R-Albuquerque, will prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and requires retail liquid nicotine packages to be sold in child-resistant containers. If a child consumes liquid nicotine, it can be fatal.

House Bill 213, sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes, R-Albuquerque, also requires child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine products.

Martinez also acted on the following legislation:

Signed House Bill 335 — Liquor Control Tasting Permit Violations (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 348 — County Appraiser Incentive Pay Qualification (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 383 — Financial Assurance for Abandoned Oil Wells (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 386 — Local Government Planning Fund (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 403 — Public Employee Leave Donation Policies (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 415 — Statewide Dog & Cat Spay & Neuter Program (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 441 — Taos Ski Valley Bond Sale (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 460 — Student Lottery Tuition Recipient Mentoring (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 463 — Barber Licensure after Apprenticeship (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 478 — Staggered Liquor License Renewal Dates (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 487 — City Court Fee Transfer To City General Fund (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 578 — NMFA Water Project Fund Projects (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 581 — Local Option GRT Distribution Adjustments (MESSAGE)
Signed Senate Bill 325 — Health Agreement No-Compete Provisions (MESSAGE)
Signed Senate Bill 329 — School Licensure Reciprocity Requirements (MESSAGE)
Signed Senate Bill 174 — State Investment Changes (MESSAGE)
Signed Senate Bill 442 — Financial Assurances for Abandoned Oil Wells (MESSAGE)
Signed Senate Bill 144 — Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry Act (MESSAGE)
Signed Senate Bill 128 — Public School Capital Outlay Building Needs (MESSAGE)
Signed Senate Bill 669 — Local Option GRT Distribution Adjustments (MESSAGE)
Signed Senate Bill   81 — EMS Pre-Hospital Protocol Accreditation (MESSAGE)
Signed Senate Bill 107 — Court Civil Judgment Action Language (MESSAGE)
Signed Senate Bill 112 — Define Agricultural Use for Property Tax (MESSAGE)
Vetoed House Bill 428 — County Officer Salaries (MESSAGE)

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