Category Archives: Tobacco (HRS 245)

HB 598, SD1

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, Include electronic smoking devices, hike fees

BILL NUMBER:  HB 598, SD1

INTRODUCED BY:  Senate Committees on Health and Commerce and Consumer Protection

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of tobacco products. Increases the license fee for persons engaged as a wholesaler or dealer of cigarettes and tobacco products. Increases the retail tobacco permit fee for retailers engaged in the retail sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. Allocates a portion of funds collected from excise taxes on tobacco products to health education and prevention programs concerning the risks and dangers of the use of electronic smoking devices for youth. Repeals certain provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to electronic smoking devices.

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SB 1203, HD1

SUBJECT:  ADMINISTRATION, INCOME, GENERAL EXCISE, USE, LIQUOR, TOBACCO, FUEL, RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE, Technical Cleanup

BILL NUMBER:  SB 1203, HD1

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee on Economic Development

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Amends title 14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to make nonsubstantive changes for clarity and to delete obsolete provisions.

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HB 1297, SD1

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, MOTOR VEHICLE, MISCELLANEOUS, Modifications to Special Funds

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1297, SD1

INTRODUCED BY:  Senate Committees on Health and Higher Education

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Makes certain special funds subject to deductions for central service expenses into the general fund. Beginning 7/1/2021, transfers to the credit of the general fund any amounts allocated to those special funds, including amounts allocated from the cigarette tax and tobacco tax to those special funds. Beginning 7/1/2021 transfers to the credit of the general fund surcharges and cigarette tax revenue allocated to the trauma systems special fund. Makes a general fund appropriation to the department of health for operating expenses.

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HB 476, HD3

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, GENERAL EXCISE, USE, Include electronic smoking devices

BILL NUMBER:  HB 476, HD3

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee on Finance

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Imposes an excise tax of fifty percent of the otherwise applicable tax under section 245-3, HRS, on every wholesaler for each modified risk tobacco product sold, used, or possessed by a wholesaler.  Defines modified risk tobacco product.  Establishes taxation of e-liquids used in electronic smoking devices.  Requires wholesalers and dealers to be licensed.  Requires retailers of tobacco and e-liquids to obtain permits.  Effective 7/1/2060.

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SB 1203, SD1

SUBJECT:  ADMINISTRATION, INCOME, GENERAL EXCISE, USE, LIQUOR, TOBACCO, FUEL, RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE, Technical Cleanup

BILL NUMBER:  SB 1203, SD1

INTRODUCED BY:  Senate Committee on Ways and Means

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Amends title 14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to make nonsubstantive changes for clarity and to delete obsolete provisions.

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SB 1147, SD1

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, Include electronic smoking devices, hike fees

BILL NUMBER:  SB 1147, SD1

INTRODUCED BY:  Senate Committees on Health and Commerce and Consumer Protection

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Makes unlawful the sale of flavored tobacco products, mislabeling of e-liquid products containing nicotine, and sale of tobacco products other than through retail sales via in-person exchange. Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of tobacco products. Includes e-liquid and electronic smoking devices within the definition of “tobacco products”, as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law. Increases the license fee for persons engaged as a wholesaler or dealer of cigarettes and tobacco products. Increases the retail tobacco permit fee for retailers engaged in the retail sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. Repeals certain provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to electronic smoking devices. Provides for the disposition of fines paid for the unlawful shipment of tobacco products into the Hawaii Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund.

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HB 1297, HD1

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, MOTOR VEHICLE, MISCELLANEOUS, Modifications to Special Funds

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1297, HD1

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee on Health, Human Services, & Homelessness

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Makes certain special funds subject to deductions for central service expenses into the general fund. Repeals the community health centers special fund and emergency medical services special fund. Beginning 7/1/2021, transfers to the credit of the general fund any amounts allocated to those special funds, including amounts allocated from the cigarette tax and tobacco tax to those special funds. Beginning 7/1/2021 transfers to the credit of the general fund surcharges and cigarette tax revenue allocated to the trauma systems special fund. Makes a general fund appropriation to the department of health for operating expenses.

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