Sunday, March 15, 2015

Alabama Call to Action: Take action now to Oppose HB 224 which would impose an unjustifiable tax on e-liquid

Alabama Representative Steve McMillan has introduced a bill (HB 224) that would enact a $0.25/ml tax on e-liquid.  HB 224 has been referred to the House of Representatives committee on Ways and Means General Fund.  Please see the chart below for a breakdown of the cost this tax would add to bottled e-liquid.

Alabama - Proposed tax per ML

Moreover, this bill will require Alabama vendors to purchase liquids only from a wholesaler that is permitted by the state. This will have the effect of dramatically reducing the availability of products to consumers in Alabama.

Please take action now and send a message to your lawmakers and the committee urging them to oppose this bill.

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