Category Archives: Tobacco (HRS 245)

HB 1048; SB 1274 (Identical)

SUBJECT:  FUEL, LIQUOR, TOBACCO, Allows DOTAX to Set User Fees by Rule

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1048; SB 1274 (Identical)

INTRODUCED BY:  HB by SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party); SB by KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Allows the Department of Taxation to set reasonable fees for registration, permits, or licenses by administrative rulemaking.

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HB 1574; SB 1405 (Identical)

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

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1574; SB 1405 (Identical)

INTRODUCED BY:  DECOITE, HASHIMOTO, KITAGAWA, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, WILDBERGER, YAMASHITA; SB by BAKER, S. CHANG, K. RHOADS, RUDERMAN, Fevella, Kanuha, Keith-Agaran, Kim, Nishihara, Shimabukuro

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Prohibits the shipment of tobacco products, and the transport of tobacco products ordered or purchased through a remote sale, to anyone other than a licensee. Makes all provisions of the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law that relate to tobacco products applicable to e-liquid. Increases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers and the retail tobacco permit fee. Amends the taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products. Increases the excise tax for each cigarette or little cigar sold, used, or possessed by a wholesaler or dealer. Increases the excise tax on the wholesale price of each article or item of tobacco products, other than large cigars, sold by the wholesaler or dealer.  Our question is whether tax increases are an effective way to advance the social policy goals contained in this measure.

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HB 387

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

BILL NUMBER:  HB 387

INTRODUCED BY:  MIZUNO, AQUINO, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, CULLEN, DECOITE, HAR, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, KITAGAWA, MATAYOSHI, MORIKAWA, OHNO, PERRUSO, SAY, TARNAS, THIELEN, WILDBERGER, YAMANE, Okimoto

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Prohibits the shipment of tobacco products, and the transport of tobacco products ordered or purchased through a remote sale, to anyone other than a licensee. Makes all provisions of the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law that relate to tobacco products applicable to e-liquid. Increases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers and the retail tobacco permit fee. Amends the taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products. Increases the excise tax for each cigarette or little cigar sold, used, or possessed by a wholesaler or dealer. Increases the excise tax on the wholesale price of each article or item of tobacco products, other than large cigars, sold by the wholesaler or dealer.  Our question is whether tax increases are an effective way to advance the social policy goals contained in this measure.

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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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