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2019 Senate Bill 5986: Establishing a tax on vapor and heated tobacco products to fund cancer research and support local public health
Introduced by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on March 15, 2019
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Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on March 15, 2019
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on April 5, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on April 23, 2019
Increases the tax on vapor products from five to ten cents per milliliter of solution; modifies the use and distribution of funds deposited to the foundational public health services account created under the act; provides that funding from the vapor and heated tobacco products taxes are intended to supplement and not supplant general fund investments in cancer research and foundational public health services; increases the tax on heated tobacco products from forty cents to sixty cents per ounce of tobacco; adds heated tobacco products to other tobacco products for purposes of taxation; repeals the expiration date on the Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment; and makes other technical changes.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 23, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Patty Kuderer (Bellevue) (D) on April 23, 2019
Changes the tax base and rate for heated tobacco products from 40 cents per ounce of tobacco to 65 percent of the taxable sales price.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 23, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Patty Kuderer (Bellevue) (D) on April 23, 2019
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 23, 2019
Received in the House on April 25, 2019
Referred to the House Finance Committee on April 25, 2019

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