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Vaping Tax Bill Dies in End of Colorado Session

May 3, 2019, 5:25 PM

The Colorado Senate scuttled a bill that would have asked voters to impose a new tax on vaping and boost other tobacco taxes.

The death of the measure (H.B. 1333) was a defeat for Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) in an otherwise successful legislative session. The General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn its 2019 session at midnight May 3.

The bill would have generated an estimated $300 million to be fund education and health care programs. It would have boosted cigarette taxes from the current 85 cents a pack to $2.59 a pack, and imposed a ...