Wednesday, March 2, 2016

UT - Take action to oppose vapor taxes! (HB 302 & HB 333)

Update - 03.02.16

HB 333, which would enact an 86% wholesale tax on vapor products, has been scheduled for a hearing on:
8:00 AM
House Revenue and Taxation Committee
Rm. 445 State Capitol

Please make plans to attend this hearing! Slots for speaking will likely be limited to a few, but your presence is important. Even if you don’t get the opportunity to speak, your attendance helps demonstrate the large numbers of people engaged in this issue. Please dress appropriately and respect the decorum of the hearing room.

Please take action now by sending an email and calling your representative:

Take Action - Send an Email

Talking points for your call:

  1. I am opposed to any extra tax other than general sales tax being imposed on vapor products.
  2. Tell your story
  3. (For more detailed talking points on this issue, see here)


Original Post - 02.22.16

Two tax bills -- HB 302 and HB 333 -- have been introduced in Utah which would, among other things, enact an outrageous 86% wholesale tax on vapor products.

Please take action NOW
By sending a message to your Utah lawmakers
Urging them to oppose these bills.

Take Action - Send an Email

HB 333 has been referred to the House Revenue and Taxation Committee. You can sign up to receive schedule updates for committee hearings here.

HB 302 has been referred to the House Rules Committee. You can sign up to receive schedule updates here.

For more details and the most recent update on these bills, please see this call to action from Utah Smoke Free Association.

(Writing Tip #1) If you have a lot to say, please craft your email in a separate word doc and then copy/paste it into the field provided.  If you take too long, they system will time out and you will lose your work.

(Writing Tip #2) Although we've provided a prewritten email with compelling talking points, we would strongly encourage you to edit the email because personalized communications to legislators are far more persuasive than form letters.  At a minimum, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR PERSONAL STORY (just a few sentences) in the text of your email.

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