Indiana panel backs 20 percent tax on e-cigarette liquids

Indiana would impose a 20 percent tax on the liquids used in electronic cigarettes under a proposal endorsed by a legislative committee.

Posted: Apr 12, 2019 11:45 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana would impose a 20 percent tax on the liquids used in electronic cigarettes under a proposal endorsed by a legislative committee.

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted Thursday in support of the bill. The vote came after the committee adopted the tax on price of the vaping liquid, rather than a 4 cents per-milliliter tax that was back by the House in February.

Republican Sen. Travis Holdman of Markle says the 20 percent tax comes out to a similar total tax on a pack of cigarettes and will be easier to calculate than a tax based on the amount of vaping liquid sold.

Supporters argue the tax could discourage vaping, especially among younger users.

The full Senate could vote on the proposal next week.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Overcast
47° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 43°
Robinson
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 42°
Indianapolis
Overcast
44° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 41°
Rockville
Overcast
39° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 36°
Casey
Overcast
47° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 42°
Brazil
Overcast
47° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 43°
Marshall
Overcast
47° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 43°
A Rainy, Chilly Night
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

Linton Semi State ready

Image

Loogootee Semi-State Bound

Image

GBB Paris St Joseph

Image

McChristine MVC Newcomer of the Week

Image

Vigo County animal rescue makes the trip to save over a dozen cats

Image

Monday Late Forecast

Image

The community takes part in Black History Month Health Fair at ISU

Image

Terre Haute Police Chief addresses concerns from the NAACP

Image

The science of Greenhouse Gasses

Image

Hey Kevin 2-17

WTHI Events