By: Angela Garrity
Vapers in Indiana have something to celebrate. The proposed tax on e-liquids in Indiana is dead as the legislative session has ended for 2019, as reported by Indiana Public Radio.
The proposal wasn’t cleared in the legislature before the deadline, thus not allowing advancement. In the last few hours of the session, proponents offered two options: a 10% tax or a 5% levy on e-liquids; however, both options failed because no consensus could be reached.
House Speaker Brian Bosma says he’s disappointed.
“I get that for some that are coming off of cigarettes it’s a positive,” Bosma says. “I wish we would have done it but again, I don’t consider it a major issue.”
Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar says the General Assembly failed to address the crisis.
“Or the fact that our smoking rate among the 50 states went from 38th worst to now 44th worst,” Brinegar says.
Bosma says the discussion will likely continue in future sessions.
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