Status Summary

Had a public hearing in House Finance on Mar 21 and scheduled for executive session on Mar 30, but no action was taken.

Legislative Session



In Progress



HB 2144 clarifies that the tax on tobacco products applies to electronic cigarettes, electronic devices, vape pens, and other vaping products, despite the fact that no tobacco or cigarette tax has been previously paid on these products to date.  The bill creates the essential public health services account in the state treasury and specifies how the funds coming into the account must be spent.  Additionally, HB 2144 defines tobacco product to include any product containing a solution or other consumable substance that contains tobacco or nicotine derived from tobacco that employs a mechanical heating element, battery, or electronic circuit that can be used to produce vapor from the solution or other substance.