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Bill 793

Oppose California Plan to

Ban Flavored Cigars

Senate Bill 793


Please contact your state legislators and ask them to
exclude flavored cigars from SB 793

Senate Bill 793, legislation that bans flavors for all tobacco products including cigars, passed the California Senate and is now before the California Assembly. The bill has been referred to the Assembly Health Committee which was an unprecedented move made by leadership to divert the bill from the proper committee of jurisdiction. While this move by leadership makes passage of the bill more likely, we still have a chance to impact this statewide flavor ban. 

In addition, the bill analysis done by the legislature found that California would lose an estimated $407 million in lost sales and excise taxes in just the first 2 years if this bill were to pass! The state is already looking at a $54 billion state deficit that is growing as this pandemic continues to affect how the state operates.

 

SB 793 is scheduled for a hearing in the Assembly Health Committee the week of July 13, 2020.


CALL TO ACTION

Please contact the below Health Committee members and tell them:  

    • To exclude flavored cigars from SB 793.
    • Cigars are different than other tobacco products.
    • When it comes to youth usage of tobacco products, cigars are not the issue. Youth usage is very low and declining.
    • It’s wrong to paint all tobacco products with same broad brush, cigars are different. 

The following legislators are all members of the Health Committee and should hear from you: 

Committee Members

District

Office & Contact Information

Chad Mayes (Vice Chair)

Riverside County (P)

San Bernardino County (P)

Beaumont

Hemet

La Quinta

Palm Desert

Palm Springs

San Jacinto

Twentynine Palms

Yucaipa

Yucca Valley

Ind - 42

Contact Assembly Member Chad Mayes

Capitol Office, Room 4098

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0042; (916) 319-2042 

Cecilia M. Aguiar-Curry

Colusa County (P)

Lake County (P)

Napa County (P)

Solano County (P)

Sonoma County (P)

Yolo County (except W. Sacramento) (P)

American Canyon

Calistoga

Clearlake

Davis

Dixon

Lakeport

Napa

Rohnert Park

St. Helena

Williams

Winters

Woodland

Yountville

Dem - 04

Contact Assemby Member Cecilia M. Aguiar-Curry

Capitol Office, Room 5144

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0004; (916) 319-2004

Frank Bigelow

Alpine County

Amador County

Calaveras County

El Dorado County (P)

Madera County

Mariposa County

Mono County

Placer County (P)

Tuolumne County

Angels Camp

Auburn

Chowchilla

Ione

Jackson

Madera

O’Neals

Placerville

San Andreas

South Lake Tahoe

Rep - 05

Contact Assembly Member Frank Bigelow

Capitol Office, Room 4158

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0005; (916) 319-2005

Autumn R. Burke

Los Angeles County (P)

El Segundo

Gardena

Inglewood

Hawthorne

Lawndale

Los Angeles

Marina Del Rey

Venice

Dem - 62

Contact Assembly Member Autumn R. Burke

Capitol Office, Room 5150

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0062; (916) 319-2062

Wendy Carrillo

Los Angeles County (P)

East Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Dem - 51

Contact Assembly Member Wendy Carrillo

Capitol Office, Room 4167

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0051; (916) 319-2051

Heath Flora

San Joaquin County (P)

Stanislaus County (P)

Lathrop

Lockeford

Lodi

Manteca

Modesto

Oakdale

Riverbank

Turlock

Rep - 12

Contact Assembly Member Heath Flora

Capitol Office, Room 3098

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0012; (916) 319-2012

 

James C. Ramos

San Bernardino County (P)

Rancho Cucamonga

Highland

Redlands

Loma Linda

San Bernardino

 

Dem - 40

 

 

Contact Assembly Member James C. Ramos

Capitol Office, Room 4162

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0040; (916) 319-2040

Freddie Rodriguez

Los Angeles County (P)

San Bernardino County (P)

Chino

Fontana

Ontario

Pomona

Montclair

Dem - 52

Contact Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez

 

Capitol Office, Room 2188

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0052; (916) 319-2052

 

Miguel Santiago

Los Angeles County (P)

Huntington Park

Los Angeles

Vernon

 

Dem - 53

 

Contact Assembly Member Miguel Santiago

 

Capitol Office, Room 6027

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0053; (916) 319-2053

Marie Waldron

Riverside County (P)

San Diego County (P)

Escondido

Fallbrook

San Marcos

Temecula

Vista

Rep - 75

Contact Assembly Member Marie Waldron

 

Capitol Office, Room 3104

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0075; (916) 319-2075

 

(P) = Partial