Utah House lawmakers reject (44-29) e-cigarette and tobacco products tax
House lawmakers reject e-cigarette and tobacco products tax | Deseret News
This was posted on Utah tax bill thread, but this excellent news deserves its own thread.
HB 372 is available at:
Due to massive opposition to HB 372, Rep. Paul Ray conceded defeat by offering a substitute amendment to his bill that removed the 86% tax on vapor products (but still would have required retailers to keep e-cigs and dissolvables behind the counter).
Last night's UT House discussion and vote on HB 372 is at:
The 44-29 vote tally (on final passage of the bill) is at
Congratulations to everyone who contacted Utah House members urging opposition to HB 372.
Utah vapers and vendors should thank House members who spoke out against the bill, and those who voted against the bill (even though that vote wasn't on the e-cig tax, but rather the retailer restrictions), since that's the best way to help defeat a similar bill to be introduced again by Rep. Ray next year (as he's introduced anti e-cigarette bills in four consecutive years).