By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

E-cigarette tax legislation caught up in cloud of questions


Legislation to impose a state tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices appears headed to next year’s legislative work list.

Lawmakers raised multiple questions about the bills at two committee hearings last week, and the Legislature faces a May 17 adjournment deadline. Bills not acted on by then return for consideration next year.

The legislation was heard in the Senate Finance Committee and House Health and Social Services Committee, both on May 4, with bill sponsors fielding multiple questions about penalties for underage use, the tax burden on consumers and the tax filing requirements on reta...

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