Feb. 17, 2014
**Update** Feb. 18, 2014 The bill is SB1892 not SB1852 as I had listed. Sorry about that.
SB 1892 passed the Senate Finance committee today but due to a minor snafu the title was stricken. The bill will have to go to conference committee for title to be restored. If all that sounds confusing, the bottom line is that it will end up before the committee and have to be voted on again. This should happen shortly and so if you didn’t get your calls or emails in, it wouldn’t hurt to do so now.
Will update again as soon as there is any movement on this bill. Thank you!
Call or email the Senate Finance committee members tonight or first thing tomorrow morning and tell them to vote YES on SB 1852!
Electronic cigarettes and vapor products are NOT tobacco and should not be categorized as such. SB 1852 defines “vapor products’ separately from tobacco products and does not allow vapor products to be taxed like tobacco products. This is GOOD! It keeps the safer option of ‘vaping’ accessible to more smokers who have been unable or unwilling to quit smoking.
Briefly tell the committee members how you or your loved ones have benefitted from using a personal vaporizing device. Ask them to vote YES on SB 1852 and thank them for their time.
Here is the Oklahoma Vapor Advocacy League’s Alert on SB 1852. (Find out more about OVAL at http://ovalok.org)
You can email the Senate Finance committee members in one swoop by copying and pasting their emails as provided;
firstname.lastname@example.org; Brinkley@oksenate.gov; Aldridge@oksenate.gov; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
You can call the Senate Finance committee members by dialing the Senate Switchboard and asking to be connected to the Senator you wish to speak with. Senate switchboard (405) 524-0126
Senate Finance Committee Members are as follows:
Senator Mike Mazzei – Chair
Senator Rick Brinkley – Vice Chair
Senator Cliff Aldridge
Senator Nathan Dahm
Senator Kim David
Senator John Ford
Senator Jim Halligan
Senator Constance Johnson
Senator Clark Jolley