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HB 732 - Increases Tobacco Tax and Establishes Vaping Tax - Maryland Key Vote

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (88-47) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Tobacco Tax and Establishes Vaping Tax

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with senate amendments and pass a bill that increases the tobacco tax and establishes a tax on vaping products and e-cigarettes.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines “other tobacco products” to include (Sec. 1):

    • Cigars and premium cigars;

    • Pipe tobacco and chewing tobacco;

    • Snuff and snus; or

    • Filters, rolling papers, pipes, and hookahs.

  • Specifies that other tobacco products shall not include (Sec. 1):

    • Cigarettes;

    • Electronic smoking devices; or

    • Drugs, devices, or a combination of products authorized by the US FDA.

  • Specifies that an electronic smoking device does not include a battery or battery charger when sold separately (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes a sales and use tax rate for electronic smoking devices at 12 percent of the actual taxable price (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes a sales and use tax rate for vaping liquid sold in a 5 milliliter container at 60 percent of the actual taxable price (Sec. 1).

  • Increases the tobacco tax rate for cigarettes to the following rates, including (Sec. 1):

    • $1 for a package of 10 or fewer cigarettes;

    • $3.75 for a package of at least 11 but less than 20 cigarettes; and

    • 17.5 cents for each cigarette in a package of at least 20 cigarettes.

  • Establishes the following tobacco tax rates for other tobacco products, including (Sec. 1):

    • 15 percent of the wholesale price for premium cigars; and

    • 30 percent of the wholesale price for pipe tobacco.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (29-16) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Tobacco Tax and Establishes Vaping Tax

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to amend and pass a bill that increases the tobacco tax and establishes a tax on vaping products and e-cigarettes.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines “other tobacco products” to include (Sec. 1):

    • Cigars and premium cigars;

    • Pipe tobacco and chewing tobacco;

    • Snuff and snus; or

    • Filters, rolling papers, pipes, and hookahs.

  • Specifies that other tobacco products shall not include (Sec. 1):

    • Cigarettes;

    • Electronic smoking devices; or

    • Drugs, devices, or a combination of products authorized by the US FDA.

  • Specifies that an electronic smoking device does not include a battery or battery charger when sold separately (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes a sales and use tax rate for electronic smoking devices at 12 percent of the actual taxable price (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes a sales and use tax rate for vaping liquid sold in a 5 milliliter container at 60 percent of the actual taxable price (Sec. 1).

  • Increases the tobacco tax rate for cigarettes to the following rates, including (Sec. 1):

    • $1 for a package of 10 or fewer cigarettes;

    • $3.75 for a package of at least 11 but less than 20 cigarettes; and

    • 17.5 cents for each cigarette in a package of at least 20 cigarettes.

  • Establishes the following tobacco tax rates for other tobacco products, including (Sec. 1):

    • 15 percent of the wholesale price for premium cigars; and

    • 30 percent of the wholesale price for pipe tobacco.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (89-44) -

Title: Increases Tobacco Tax and Establishes Vaping Tax

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increases Tobacco Tax and Establishes Vaping Tax

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