Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Support HB 1683 and SB 5542


URGENT - LEGISLATIVE ALERT - TAKE ACTION NOW!!!
Support HB 1683 and SB 5542

Rain City Cigar, the Cigar Association of Washington and a coalition of Washington tobacconists has brought before the 2011 legislature a bill to modify the smoking ban so as to allow the return of Cigar Bars and Cigar Lounges in Cigar Stores.

We have put an enormous amount of labor and expense into this effort and now WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We now call upon you, our loyal customers to step up and SUPPORT THESE BILLS!

Please read on and then click on the "Take Action!" link. This will take you to a very simple tool that will allow you to send an e-mail to your lawmakers telling them that you SUPPORT this legislation.

INVITATION TO SPEAK AT THE HEARING
There will be a hearing on HB1683
Date: Thursday, February 10th
Where: House Hearing Room 8, John L. O'Brien Building, Olympia
Time: 8am (please arrive at 730am to sign up to speak)

 
If you support this effort, please feel free to show up at the hearing.
We would like to have a significant number of supporters there!

This is absolutely the best chance we have had since 2005 to modify the law. Please join us now in getting our cigar bars back!

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From the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association.
Washington! Smoking Ban Exemption for Cigar Shops and Cigar Bars!

Finally--Legislation We Can Support!

Washington Premium Tobacconists, Cigar Bar Proprietors, and Consumers! We have not and will not give up on gaining the critical exemption that will again allow smoking in premium tobacco shops and cigar bars!
 
We have before us two outstanding opportunities in House Bill 1683 and Senate Bill 5542. These bills, when ultimately approved by the state legislature and signed by the governor, will again allow smoking in Premium Cigar and tobacco shops and cigar bars!
 
Your help is not only needed, IT IS ESSENTIAL! IT IS IMPERATIVE! We need you to speak out and write your state representatives and state senators urging them to VOTE YES on HB1683 and SB5542! Help us and your fellow tobacconists and consumers help you to enjoy a cigar in a comfortable, safe, inviting lounge in a tobacconist's shop or cigar bar! Do not wait-- Send your Messages today!

We thank you for your support of this effort and enthusiastically invite you to pass this message along to all of your cigar smoking friends!
 
Sincerely,

Event Staff
Rain City Cigar

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2 comments:

Chris said...

I don't really follow politics but I hope this passes. Then again I don't have my hopes up too high since WA is the no fun police and like ruin everything and I highly doubt that skeleton in office will approve it if it reaches her.

Kirkland Cigar Club said...

It's possible that this bill might make it all the way - the fees and regulations associated with obtaining this type of license are very $$$$.