Governor Perry signed HB 2154 which increased other tobacco products taxes and converted the tax from an ad valorem system to a weight-based system. The law became effective September 1, 2009. You can review the text of the bill on the Texas Legislature’s website at http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB02154F.pdf.
H. B. 2154 was passed during the final week of the 2009 legislative session and is currently awaiting the Governor's signature. The Governor is expected to sign the bill. The primary purpose of the bill relates to the physician education loan repayment program, but a portion of the bill alters the way smokeless tobacco products [...]