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HB 247/FN/LM (BR 1100) - D. Watkins, M. Marzian, T. Burch

     AN ACT relating to tobacco excise taxes and making an appropriation thereof.
     Amend KRS 138.130 to define "electronic cigarette" and include the term in the definition of "tobacco products"; amend KRS 138.140 to increase the cigarette excise tax by 50 cents and direct revenues from 1 cent to be used by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in the distribution of smoking cessation products; impose an excise tax on electronic cigarettes at the rate of 18% of the amount paid, increase the excise tax on units of snuff and chewing tobacco by 20%, and increase the excise tax on all other types of tobacco products from 15% to 18% of the amount paid; impose a floor stock tax on cigarettes, snuff, chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and all other types of tobacco products; amend KRS 138.165 to make conforming changes; APPROPRIATION.

     Jan 13, 2016 - introduced in House
     Jan 14, 2016 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)