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The MAINE Senate approves HB 798, which would abolish all but purely medical exemptions from the state’s school vaccination law. It moves to Gov. Janet Mills (D), who is expected to sign it (PORTLAND PRESS HERALD).
MARYLAND Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signs HB 1169, a bill that raises the legal smoking age in the Old Line State to 21. He also signs SB 895, which will regulate electronic tobacco and vaping products the same as regular tobacco (WASHINGTON POST).
Also in MARYLAND, Hogan signs HB 814, which allows state residents to check a box on their state income tax return to have the state health benefits exchange determine eligibility for health benefits under the Affordable Care Act (MARYLAND GOVERNOR’S OFFICE).
The TEXAS House approves SB 21, which would raise the legal smoking age in the Lone Star State to 21. The measure now returns to the Senate (TEXAS TRIBUNE).