INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
The Indiana House has endorsed a bill to start taxing the liquids used in
House members voted
53-40 on Tuesday in favor of the proposal setting a 4 cents per-milliliter
vaping liquid tax.
legislators questioned whether the bill would be creating a new tax, bill
sponsor Rep. Tim Brown of Crawfordsville said it was aimed at taxing a
nicotine-containing product similar to how cigarettes are taxed. Brown says
the tax could also discourage vaping, which he argues leads some young users
to cigarette smoking.
report estimates the tax could bring in between $2 million and $4 million a
The proposal now
goes on to the Senate for consideration.