Category Archives: Tobacco (HRS 245)

SB 2654, HD-1

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, Prohibits shipment of tobacco products, adds electronic smoking devices, hikes rates and fees

BILL NUMBER:  SB 2654, HD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee on Health & Human Services

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Prohibits shipment of tobacco products to anyone other than a licensee.  Includes e-liquid within the definition of “tobacco products”, as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law, thereby making all provisions of the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law that relate to tobacco products applicable to e-liquid as well.  Increases the license fees and taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products.

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SB 2654, SD-2

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, Prohibits shipment of tobacco products, adds electronic smoking devices

BILL NUMBER:  SB 2654, SD-2

INTRODUCED BY:  Senate Committee on Ways & Means

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Prohibits shipment of tobacco products to anyone other than a licensee.  Includes e-liquid within the definition of “tobacco products”, as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law, thereby making all provisions of the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law that relate to tobacco products applicable to e-liquid as well.  Increases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers and the retail tobacco permit fee.

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HB 2492 HD 1

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, Prohibits shipment of tobacco products, adds electronic smoking devices

BILL NUMBER:  HB 2492 HD 1

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee on Health & Human Services

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Makes unlawful shipment of tobacco products to anyone other than a licensee.  Includes e-liquid within the definition of “tobacco products”, as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law, thereby making all provisions of the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law that relate to tobacco products applicable to e-liquid as well.  Increases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers and the retail tobacco permit fee.

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HB 1907, HD-1

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, Prohibits shipment of tobacco products, adds electronic smoking devices

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1907, HD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee on Health & Human Services

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Although the bill is titled the “Internet Marketing and Purchase of Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Act of 2018,” it incidentally makes electronic smoking devices “tobacco products” and, as such, fully subject to the tobacco tax.  That may or may not have been an intended result.

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HB 2492

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, Prohibits shipment of tobacco products, adds electronic smoking devices

BILL NUMBER:  HB 2492

INTRODUCED BY:  BELATTI, KOBAYASHI, LEARMONT, MIZUNO

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Makes unlawful shipment of tobacco products to anyone other than a licensee.  Includes e-liquid within the definition of “tobacco products”, as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law, thereby making all provisions of the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law that relate to tobacco products applicable to e-liquid as well.  Increases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers and the retail tobacco permit fee.

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HB 1907

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, Prohibits shipment of tobacco products, adds electronic smoking devices

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1907

INTRODUCED BY:  MIZUNO, ICHIYAMA, Evans, Kobayashi

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Although the bill is titled the “Internet Marketing and Purchase of Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Act of 2018,” it incidentally makes electronic smoking devices “tobacco products” and, as such, fully subject to the tobacco tax.  That may or may not have been an intended result.

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HB 1410, SD-1

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS, MOTOR VEHICLE, Repeal Emergency Medical Services Special Fund

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1410, SD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Repeals the emergency medical services special fund and the earmarks that feed it.  Program areas previously funded by this special fund will then be funded by direct appropriations which would increase transparency and accountability.

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