AB62—(public housing)—An Act relating to tobacco products—Passed Assembly, sent to Senate Judiciary Committee
This bill codifies the 2016 HUD rule requiring public housing agencies to adopt smokefree policies for all public housing properties. Public housing does not include any privately owned low-income or moderate-income housing that is assisted under other programs. The bill includes e-cigarettes, which are currently not included in the HUD rule and uses the updated California definitions for smoking and tobacco products. The bill was amended to encourage PHAs to adopt a graduated enforcement framework.