The FDA Deeming Authority Act of 2015 (H.R. 2058) was introduced by Oklahoma Representative Tom Cole on April 28, 2015. The bill changes the grandfather date for vapor companies that would be subject the regulations proposed by the FDA last year, deeming e-cigarettes as tobacco products.
Currently, the draft regulations state the grandfather date as February 15th, 2007. If H.R. 2015 passes, all current vapor products would be allowed to stay on the market without going through the pre-market approval process once the proposed regulations become law.
The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and has not yet been placed on the calendar. We will keep you updated!