Sunday, March 9

HOMETOWN: NJ TO TAX ECIGS - THE $100.00 30ML BOTTLE






One of the first in the nation to ban the public use of ecigs was NJ.   Now NJ plans on taxing ecigs like normal cigarettes.   This is not a simple tax.  This is an "equivalent tax".   If they deem a 30ml bottle of juice equals a carton of cigarettes that would mean each 3ml would get taxed like a pack of cigarettes. A simple 30ml bottle of juice could cost $100.00.

I will try my hardest to attend.  I have jaw surgery coming up on the 12th.     Smokie is already slated to testify and bring the verbal baseball bats!   I don't normally use my blog for advocacy however with my surgery coming up - I may miss my opportunity to help.  Its my wish to mobilize as many vapers as possible. 

This does not just effect NJ. 
Neighboring states love to use other state laws as precedent - this will effect you.


THE HARD COPY VIA SMOKIE:

NJ VAPERS! Gov. Chris Christie has announced that his budget for 2015 will include a tax on e-cigarettes equivalent to cigarettes!

We have to stop this. In the next 2 weeks, there are 4 hearings taking place across the state. We need vapers to register to attend and testify. You are allowed to speak at one Senate hearing and one Assembly hearing, but can attend all four.

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The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee will hold public hearings on the Fiscal Year 2015 State Budget on the following dates:

March 13, 2014 - 11:00 AM
Paramus Council Chambers
1 Jockish Square
Paramus, New Jersey 07652

March 19, 2014 - 11:00 AM
Burlington County Institute of Technology
The Auditorium
695 Woodlane Road
Westampton, New Jersey 08060

Persons wishing to testify can register online (www.njleg.state.nj.us and next to "Budget Hearings," click online registration) or call the Legislative Budget and Finance Office at 609-847-3105 to register by phone. Those persons presenting written testimony are asked to provide 20 copies on the day of the hearing.

The Assembly Budget Committee will hold public hearings on the Fiscal Year 2015 State Budget on the following dates:

March 12, 2014 - 9:30 AM
Montclair State University
University Hall Conference Center, 7th Floor
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07043

March 18, 2014 - 9:30 AM
State House Annex
Committee Room 11, 4th Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Persons wishing to testify can register online (www.njleg.state.nj.us and next to "Budget Hearings," click online registration) or call the Legislative Budget and Finance Office at 609-847-3105 to register by phone. Those persons presenting written testimony are asked to provide 20 copies on the day of the hearing.