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Indiana Call to Action - Stop the Monopoly

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  1. Hoosier

    Hoosier Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    Indiana
    Hoosier Vapors have issued an urgent call to action. Our lobbying efforts have had an impact, but now we face a battle with our original foes.

    Stop the Monopoly in Indiana!

    A few minutes is all it takes.
     
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  2. pennysmalls

    pennysmalls Squonkmeister Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 26, 2013
    Indiana
    Done, thanks Hoosier. Any way you can post the name of said security company?
     
  3. squee

    squee Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 12, 2013
    Central CT
  4. Hoosier

    Hoosier Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    Indiana
    I'm not sure I should at this point.

    If we cannot stop this, it will be the only company that vape shops and liquid producers could use. Imagine having to buy service from a government protected monopoly that is required to stay in business and then add an animosity created from pissed off vapors.

    Not saying everything a pissed off vaper could do to them would be unjustified, but it could create a difficult business arrangement for the shops that have to do business with them.

    The company is not secret and is on a number of public records so if folks want to know, it's not hard for someone with decent webfu to find.
     
  5. Hoosier

    Hoosier Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    Indiana
    1393 was dead last I heard. It was one of our lobbying efforts.

    HB1386 has legs and an amendment to it that we are pushing for could allow other security companies to comply with the law. As it stands now the ATC has stated on record that no company complies with the law. The current bill would allow one company to comply, which is the same company that helped push for the law in the first place.
     
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  6. pennysmalls

    pennysmalls Squonkmeister Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 26, 2013
    Indiana
    I agree with your stance on not rocking the boat to hard with this company Hoosier but at the same time staying silent would be unforgivable, in my mind. I know the CTA addresses this. I do wonder how this particular company knew enough about all of this to know to lobby for it.
     
  7. Hoosier

    Hoosier Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    Indiana
    They have ties to Monument...
     
  8. pennysmalls

    pennysmalls Squonkmeister Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 26, 2013
    Indiana
    Of course. :facepalm: Should have seen that coming a mile away lol! Well, hopefully between the suit and these further efforts to fight all of this through amending legislation we can make some headway.
     
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  9. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
  10. roxynoodle

    roxynoodle Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 19, 2014
    Ohio
    It won't let me help. Wishing all of you the best.
     
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  11. Hoosier

    Hoosier Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    Indiana
    Thanks Roxy.

    Yes, need to have an Indiana zip code for this one.
     
  12. Sir Kadly

    Sir Kadly Tootle Wompin' Squonkaholic Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2015
    Indiana
    Done, though I don't hold out much hope that Jim Arnold will be of much help to us, when he was one of the original co-sponsors.
     
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  13. Sir Kadly

    Sir Kadly Tootle Wompin' Squonkaholic Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2015
    Indiana
    From my supposed lawmaker:
    Thank you for taking a moment to share your support for Senator Boots' amendment to House Bill 1386, which would have extended the deadline from July 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. The amendment was to offered to continue the spirit of the free-market system. The amendment was defeated 31-19.

    Once again, thank you for your participation in the legislative process. As the Indiana General Assembly prepares to wrap up state business by the March 14, 2016 deadline, I hope you will contact me with any questions or comments you might have.

    Sincerely,

    Jim Arnold, State Senator
     
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  14. pennysmalls

    pennysmalls Squonkmeister Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 26, 2013
    Indiana
    What a joke. I'm sorry, but it's apparent that we are not allowed to participate in the legislative process. There is no we, it's only a select few speaking for the majority. I'm so sick of this stuff I could vomit.
     
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  15. Hoosier

    Hoosier Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    Indiana
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  16. squee

    squee Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 12, 2013
    Central CT
    That was a good piece @Hoosier but I don't know if it's in time to do any good.

    Question for you - if no security company in state complies with the requirements, how will that large liquid manufacturer that was involved with getting the law/regs passed in the first place be able to produce any product? (Monument? or Indy something? Sorry , brain freeze atm)

    Also, I have to add my nomination for the stupidest comment in that article:

    Sen. Carlin Yoder, R-Middlebury, said the Legislature “has to limit it in some way at some point.”

    ... does that even mean? Why?
     
  17. Hoosier

    Hoosier Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    Indiana
    Well, Yoder was the primary force in the state senate behind the original bill and has announced his retirement. Guess his 401k is filled up now...

    The bill that did not get amended changes some wording that allows the company in the article to comply. Just that company. They helped push the original bill too. Maybe helped out a retirement account or two?
     
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  18. skoony

    skoony Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 31, 2013
    saint paul,mn,usa
    I am not a lawyer. This whole thing begs the question, has anyone contacted the Indiana
    or US Attorney Generals office. This all appears to be blatant in your face cronyism.
    Are things so far gone there they need no pretext of serving the public good? Even
    Illinois has the common sense to jail those that commit obvious political faux pas.
    They're stealing the states lunch money right in front of the hall monitors.
    :mad:
    Mike
     
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  19. Sir Kadly

    Sir Kadly Tootle Wompin' Squonkaholic Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2015
    Indiana
    I don't know the details, but I do know a lawsuit was filed a couple months ago. Hoosier can provide more details on that than I can, I'm sure.

    I'm really not as in the know as I should be about this whole situation and am trying to educate myself through a combination of the Hoosier Vapers website and what info I can find out from my local shop (Indigo).
     
  20. Hoosier

    Hoosier Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    Indiana
    The Indiana AG held a press conference and said we needed to regulate ecigs a few weeks before the original bills started up last year.... What kind of traction do you think going to the AG is going to produce?

    It's all about, what some call, The Old Boys Club. If you are a member, things go your way. If you're not, well, hopefully you can find enough money in the gutter to file a lawsuit. Vapers are not in the club.
     
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