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NJ – Gov. Murphy is proposing a MASSIVE tax on vaping starting in FY 2019

(Update – 04.23.18)

Public hearings regarding New Jersey’s FY2019 budget have concluded, but the Assembly and Senate Budget Committees are still discussing the details. By all accounts, a 75% wholesale tax on vaping is still on the table.

Now is the time to reach out to Budget Committee members and urge them to oppose this crippling tax on safer nicotine products

 

Take Action – Send a Message

 

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(Original Post – 03.21.18)

On March 13th, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced his budget proposal for FY 2019. The governor’s first budget includes a new 75% wholesale tax on vapor products and a tax hike for smokeless tobacco raising it from 30% to 68% of wholesale. CASAA has been informed that the rates for these taxes come from bills in the House (A.1586) and Senate (S.1184).

The budget process in New Jersey includes two public hearings by the budget committees in both houses. If you are interested in participating, you can register to speak here.

Time for presenting testimony will likely be limited to five minutes, so please plan accordingly. Budget committee members tend to ask questions and you should be prepared to answer or defer to someone you know will be speaking later. If you would like some ideas on points to make in your testimony, please see our talking points on state taxes here.

The dates and times for the public hearings are listed below.

Assembly Budget Public Hearings

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018

    9:30 AM

    PUBLIC HEARING

    State House Annex, Committee Room 11, 4th Floor

    Trenton, New Jersey

MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018

    9:30 AM

    PUBLIC HEARING

    State House Annex, Committee Room 11, 4th Floor

    Trenton, New Jersey

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Senate Budget Public Hearings

THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018

    10:00 AM

    PUBLIC HEARING

    New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Campus Center Atrium, 150 Bleeker Street

    Newark, New Jersey

TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018

    10:00 AM

    PUBLIC HEARING

    Rowan University

    Engineering Hall, Room 320, 600 North Campus Drive

    Glassboro, New Jersey


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