RYO Regulation Passed

House members voted 373 to 52 in favor of the bill and Senate members voted 74 to 19 to pass the legislation.

On Friday, June 29, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate voted to pass a transportation bill that included commercial RYO regulation, the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) reported.

The RYO provision amended the current federal definition of a “manufacturer of tobacco products” to include persons who, for business purposes, make available to consumers a machine that is capable of making cigarettes, cigars or other tobacco products. The House members voted 373 to 52 in favor of the bill and the Senate members voted 74 to 19 to pass the legislation.

The bill now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. If President Obama signs the bill, the provision that defines commercial RYO machine operators as tobacco manufacturers would become effective the day that the bill is signed into law.

             

             

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