Category Archives: Tobacco (HRS 245)

SB 2227, HD-1

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, Include Electronic Smoking Products, Hike License Fees

BILL NUMBER:  SB 2227, HD-1

INTRODUCED BY: House Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of e-liquids and electronic smoking devices.  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 on excise taxes on tobacco products to fund health education, prevention, and nicotine cessation programs for youth.

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SB 2227, SD-2

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO; Electronic Smoking Products

BILL NUMBER:  SB 2227, SD-2

INTRODUCED BY: Senate Committees on Ways & Means and Judiciary

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Requires that e-liquid and electronic smoking devices be included 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. Allocates a portion of funds collected on excise taxes on tobacco products to fund health education, prevention, and nicotine cessation programs for youth, regarding the risks and dangers of the use of electronic smoking devices. Repeals certain provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to electronic smoking devices.

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SB 2227, SD-1

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO; Electronic Smoking Products

BILL NUMBER:  SB 2227, SD-1

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

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Requires that e-liquid and electronic smoking devices be included 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. Allocates a portion of funds collected on excise taxes on tobacco products to fund health education, prevention, and nicotine cessation programs for youth, regarding the risks and dangers of the use of electronic smoking devices. Repeals certain provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to electronic smoking devices.

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SB 2301, SD-1

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, Cigarette Litter Abatement Excise Tax

BILL NUMBER:  SB 2301, SD-1

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

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Establishes a cigarette litter abatement excise tax to be imposed on each cigarette sold in the State, the proceeds of which shall be deposited into a cigarette litter abatement special fund. Provides that the cigarette litter abatement special fund shall be used to cover the costs of collecting and removing cigarette litter and providing outreach and education to curb improper cigarette litter disposal. Appropriates funds.

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HB 2346, HD-1

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, Prohibits Shipment of Tobacco Products, Adds Electronic Smoking Devices, Hikes Rates and Fees

BILL NUMBER:  HB 2346, HD-1

INTRODUCED BY: House Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: 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. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

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SB 2301

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, Cigarette Litter Abatement Fee

BILL NUMBER:  SB 2301

INTRODUCED BY: DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, KIDANI, Kanuha, Shimabukuro

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Establishes a cigarette litter abatement fee to be imposed on each cigarette sold in the State, the proceeds of which shall be deposited into a cigarette litter abatement special fund. Provides that the cigarette litter abatement special fund shall be used to cover the costs of collecting and removing cigarette litter and providing outreach and education to curb improper cigarette litter disposal.  Increased tobacco taxes are having an effect on consumption, which means the tax cannot be expected to produce stable funding.  Lawmakers may want to consider direct appropriations to programs now being supported by earmarks from this tax.

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SB 2227

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO; Electronic Smoking Products

BILL NUMBER:  SB 2227

INTRODUCED BY: BAKER, S. CHANG, ENGLISH, FEVELLA, HARIMOTO, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, J.KEOHOKALOLE, KIM, MORIWAKI, K. RHOADS, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, L. Thielen

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Requires that e-liquid and e-smoking devices be included 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. Allocates a portion of funds collected on excise taxes on tobacco products to fund health education, prevention, and nicotine cessation programs for youth, regarding the risks and dangers of the use of e-smoking devices. Repeals certain provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to e-smoking devices.

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HB 2346; SB 2902

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, Prohibits Shipment of Tobacco Products, Adds Electronic Smoking Devices, Hikes Rates and Fees

BILL NUMBER:  HB 2346; SB 2902

INTRODUCED BY: HB by SAIKI by request; SB by KOUCHI by request

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: 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. Allocates a portion of funds collected from excise taxes on tobacco products to health education and prevention programs about 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. Effective January 1, 2021.

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