No Tobacco Tax Increase

No Tobacco Tax Increase

Started
February 7, 2020
Petition to
State Senator Ulysses Currie and 16 others
Signatures: 149Next Goal: 200
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Why this petition matters

Started by James Riley

Dear Delegates and Senators Augustine, Beidle, Benson, Hayes, Kelley, Lee, McCray, and Smith,

I am writing to strongly request that you oppose SB3 and HB 3 / SB 233 to exempt premium cigars and pipe tobacco. Increasing the sales tax on premium cigars and pipe tobacco in the State of Maryland is the not major issue. The major issue is e-cigarettes and vaping malfunctions. Imposing a outrageous tax on premium cigars and pipe tobacco is a detriment to this industry. The cigar shops would not be able to succeed and our constituents will continue spend their money in other states and District of Columbia to purchase these products. We will lose the money that is spent in Maryland. I strongly suggest to have premium cigars and pipe tobacco removed from these proposed bills. We urge you to consider these facts and remove these elements of these bills.

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Signatures: 149Next Goal: 200
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Decision Makers

  • Ulysses CurrieState Senator
  • Nathaniel J. McFaddenState Senator
  • Edward J. KasemeyerState Senator
  • Delegate Cory Mccary
  • Senator William Ferguson