INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Indiana would impose a 20 percent tax on the liquids used in electronic
cigarettes under a proposal endorsed by a legislative committee.
Appropriations Committee voted Thursday in support of the bill. The vote
came after the committee adopted the tax on the price of the vaping liquid,
rather than a 4 cents per-milliliter tax that was backed by the House in
February. Republican Sen. Travis Holdman of Markle says the 20 percent tax
comes out similar to the tax on a pack of cigarettes and will be easier to
calculate than a tax based on the amount of vaping liquid sold.
the tax could discourage vaping.
The full Senate
could vote on the proposal next week.