BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - A measure to prohibit the purchase of electronic cigarettes by those under the age of 18 passed in a Senate committee Tuesday morning.
"My sole purpose in bringing this bill is to ensure that minors are not able to purchase these e-cigarettes and there are a number of people behind me who have expressed different ideas, industry people, and I assure them as I assure you that I will continue to dialog with them and work with them as we work to reach the ultimate goal that we all support," Gallot said.
A constitutional amendment was also discussed on the Senate side to give the legislature a supplemental pay plan to fund emergency medical services. The supplemental EMS pay plan only applies to those people who are employed by municipalities and are full-time.
Look for a full report later in the day on a measure to get rid of the law forcing judges to step down once they reach 70 years old.