BillTracker

Concerning vapor products, e-cigarettes, and nicotine products taxation.

Creates a new tax on vapor products, e-cigarettes, and nicotine products.

Sec. 204 says that "at least ten percent of funds deposited must be used to support increased access and training of public health professionals at public health program at accredited public institutions of higher education in Washington"


1ST SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL:
The substitute bill broadens the definition of "distributor." The substitute also modifies the definition of "vapor product" to clarify that the tax will only apply to cartridges/"eliquid" (and not stand-alone/hardware devices), excludes smoking cessation products, and products that will become an ingredient in vapor products, and explicitly excludes marijuana products. The substitute bill requires vapor products delivery sale licensees to collect the tax imposed by the act. It removes the exception to negotiation authority with the Puyallup Tribe.

2ND SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO 1ST:
(1) broadens the definition of "distributor;" (2) modifies the definition of "vapor product" to clarify that the tax will only apply to cartridges/"eliquid" (and not to stand-alone/hardware devices); (3) excludes smoking cessation products; (4) excludes products that will become an ingredient in vapor products; (5) explicitly excludes marijuana products; (6) requires vapor products delivery sale licensees to collect the tax imposed by the act; (7) removes the exception to negotiation authority with the Puyallup Tribe; and (8) updates various implementation dates, including revenue distribution dates, the preexisting inventory reporting date, and the act's effective date.

Hearing Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -- 3:30 pm

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=2165&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)