A pair of bills have been introduced in the state of Hawaii that would limit the tax on cigars. The bills intoduced at the Hawaii State Legislature were in the House via HB 331 from Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura, (D-14) and in the Senate via SB 222 from Sen. Ronald D. Kouchi (D-8).
The introduced bills would limit the tax on cigars to a 50 cent cap instead of the current 50% of the wholesale price.
The Senate bill (SB222) has been referred to the committees on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health as well as Ways and Means.
The House bill (HB331) has been referred to the committees on Consumer Protection and Commerce as well as the Finance Committee.
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