Can the ChangeLab Solutions model tobacco retailer licensing law be adopted “as is?”

For the most part, yes. However, at a number of points the law offers policy options for you to tailor the law to the goals and needs of your community. Additionally, we offer a number of optional plug-in provisions that can be added to the core tobacco retailer licensing provisions.

Alternatively, the law may be adopted as an amendment to an existing business licensing law. In that case, many of the provisions of the model law may already be part of your local law.

Your city attorney or county counsel will be the best person to modify the law so it fits with the existing requirements of your local law.