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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