Indiana e-cigarette tax dies on last day of legislature
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A measure that would have taxed e-cigarettes in Indiana for the first time died without a vote on the last day of the legislative session.
At one point, Republicans wanted to pass a 20 percent excise tax on vaping, but by the end of the day Wednesday had lowered that suggestion to 5 percent.
But the bill’s champions, Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, and Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso, said they couldn’t muster support in their caucuses for even that amount.
By the time the proposal dropped so low, in fact, some lawmakers thought it was too little be effective, too low to bother with.
Brown said vaping’s a problem and he hopes the legislature can one day find a solution. He’s seeing an increase in teenage vaping, which he said is leading to an increase in long-term smokers.
Read the entire story on the Indy Star here: https://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/25/indiana-lawmakers-decline-tax-e-cigarettes-vaping/3568839002/
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