The Missouri House is advancing a bill aimed at keeping electronic cigarettes out of the hands of children and young teens.
E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices used to heat a liquid nicotine solution and create vapor that's inhaled.
The proposed legislation would bar sales to anyone younger than 18. The bill was approved by voice vote Tuesday and needs another affirmative vote before moving on to the state Senate.
The federal Food and Drug Administration has said it plans to set marketing and product regulations for E-cigarettes in the near future, but hasn't done so yet.
Another blow to the Normandy School District. The Post-Dispatch reports that the Missouri House rejected a spending bill that would provide the district with $1.5 million to keep schools open for the rest of the school year. The money is part of a $327 million supplemental budget bill that was unanimously passed by the Senate. The House and Senate will have a joint committee to resolve the differences. Without the funds, Normandy is likely to run out of money by next month.