Today, in Senate Committee One, bill 1-103 was passed. The bill was an act to: “Require all e-liquids Sold in Colorado to Include a List of Ingredients”. Hope Brown, writer of this speech, was not there in order to give her authorship speech, but Zac Dewey proudly stood in affirmation of this bill by giving a sponsorship speech.
In Zac Dewey’s speech, he gave a statistic that stated, “In April of 2019, there were 34 cases where people have either been hospitalized or have died.” Consumers do not know what is used as active and inactive ingredients in these e-liquids used in vaping devices. This bill does not take away e-liquids from being sold in the state of Colorado. Adding all the ingredients to the list, would let consumers know what they are inhaling into their own bodies.
Products that are used in e-liquids would have to be labeled on the products packing in order to make consumers aware of what is inside. Consumers will now know everything that they are ingesting, which may sway users to go away from using it. They now have the choice of educating themselves about the ingredients used.
The enactment cause stated that this bill would be put into effect come ninety days after the signature of the Governor. There was an amendment passed that this bill would now become effective a year after the bill would be passed. The purpose of the year is to allow companies to change the ingredient list and discard products that have been made prior to this bill.
Another amendment was passed for the money earned from the penalty clause which would go to commercial companies for anti-vaping and smoking campaigns. This amendment would allow twenty precent or more of the penalty clause income to go towards this cause, while the other eighty precent or less, would go to the state. If the bill was passed, these two amendments would be included.
There was a disagreement in Senate Committee One, a senator who was in negation, said that there would be an issue with the companies that produce the e-liquid. The worry is that companies would stop marketing in Colorado due to the different packaging, because of the bill that would become effective the following year. Since there is no e-liquid company in Colorado, the companies who make these products could raise the price to tremendous prices.
In Senate Committee One, bill 1-103 was passed. The bill was an act to: Require all e-liquids sold in Colorado to include a list of ingredients. And now it is on its way to the Senate floor.
Senate Committee One
By: Hailey Reeves