Monday, February 6, 2012

Hawaii Call to Action (Defeated)

A Bill for an Act Relating to Sales of Electronic Cigarettes
Link to HB 2557
Link to SB 2819

This bill would:
Cause all components of electronic cigarettes to be taxed at 70% of wholesale, and ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. 

Identical bills have been introduced to both the House of Representatives (HB2557) and the Senate (SB2819).  The House bill has been referred to the House Health Committee and House Committee on Finance, and the Senate bill to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.  The Senate Ways and Means Committee will hold a public hearing on SB2819 on Wednesday, February 8th at 9am.  Public testimony may be allowed from attendees wishing to speak. We strongly encourage local electronic cigarette users to attend the meeting. If you would like assistance with what to say, please contact us at

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