Dear Rain City Cigar customers,
As you have probably heard by now, the Cigar Bar legislation that we (you and Rain City Cigar) have been advancing during the just concluded session did not become law.
This is one of those 'good news, bad news' kind of things. The bills passed the Senate's committees without much problem but when it got down to the last hours of the special session it did not make it through the House of Representatives. Our bill was one that didn't make the final cut and was suspended. That's the bad news.
The good news is that this legislation is not dead! It was not voted down and defeated! It was placed in suspension for consideration in the next session. This means that it will be revived in it's current form and status next legislative session. We will however have to wait until next January.
A lot of people worked very hard on this effort and will again in the future. These efforts would have been in vain though had it not been for YOU our loyal customers who took the time and put in the effort to contact your lawmakers and support the legislation! It does show the power of united efforts in changing laws and opinions.
Rest assured that we are not giving up on this effort! We will be calling on all of you again next session to help push the Cigar Bar bill across the finish line!
Thank you all for your participation.
With kind regards,
Rain City Cigar
CIGAR ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON