A new tax on vapes and vaping materials will take effect in July under legislation signed into law by Gov. Mark Gordon.
Gordon on Tuesday signed 28 bills into law, including House Bill 73, which imposes an excise tax on electronic cigarettes and vaping materials of 15 percent.
The measure was promoted by sponsors as a way to make sure that e-cigarettes and vapes are taxed in a way similar to other nicotine products.
Also signed Tuesday was a bill creating a state coal marketing program to promote Wyoming coal to potential consumers. HB 4 also set aside $1 million for use in marketing.
The bills were signed as the Legislature neared the end of its budget session. The session was scheduled to end Thursday.