The Free Press, Mankato, MN

State, national news

January 13, 2014

Minn. lawmakers give taste of 2014 session bills

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E-CIGARETTE REGULATION

The spread of electronic cigarettes could face some regulatory curbs.

A bill would clarify that the devices are to be treated similarly to traditional regulatory tobacco products. As such, they would be prohibited in schools, explicitly illegal to sell to children and subject to local control ordinances.

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ELECTION LAW

It is, after all, an election year. So, there will certainly be attempts to change voting laws.

One would allow Minnesota residents who are 17 years old to vote in a summer primary election if they will turn 18 by the general election that fall.

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