The state of New Hampshire is about to join the list of states with a Tobacco 21 Law. In budget meetings the House of Representatives had included an exorbitant tax on Vape. The Senate then in turn wanted to lower the tax to make the state competitive with surrounding states. In turn, the House agreed to a lower tax in exchange for Tobacco 21 legislation.
A committee of House and Senate lawmakers will put the final touches on the budget before it heads to a full vote next week. If passed the New Hampshire State Budget would head to Republican Governor Chris Sununu who has criticized the budget in recent months stating that it would destroy the New Hampshire advantage. The two-year budget which was initially proposed back in April included at the time more then $500 million more in spending than the Governor wanted.
If the budget is signed New Hampshire would join Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington with Tobacco 21 Legislation.