The state of Alaska does not currently have any pending ordinances that negatively affect local businesses and consumers.


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The below cities and counties have pending ordinances that negatively affect local businesses and consumers alike. 
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--Date:  Tuesday, August 26th  
--Time: 5:00 PM 
-- Location:  Virtual Meeting* / Live Streaming and Archived meetings/Podcasts at  


Add electronic smoking devices and vapor products to an ordinance regulating and taxing tobacco products.  Resolution No. 2020-11 assesses a local tax on electronic smoking device products at the rate of 8% of the wholesale price.

Date: Thursday, March 26th    
Time:  6:00 PM (Item scheduled for 7:00PM) 

Kodiak Island Borough

increase the excise tax on cigarette and other tobacco products.  The ordinance was first considered in July ,however, the council postponed to include e-cigarettes, vape and nicotine in the definition of other tobacco products.  

The request would increase the tobacco excise tax for products brought into the borough for distribution or sale as follows: 

  • cigarettes from $0.05 to $0.075 per cigarette; and 

  • other tobacco products from 25% to 37.5% of wholesale price 


Kodiak Island Borough Assembly Meeting Details:

--Date:  Thursday, September 17th  
--Time: 6:30 PM 
- Location:  Assembly Chambers; 710 Mill Bay Road, Kodiak, AK 99615;  *Online and virtual options available.

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About the NLAA

The National Local Advocacy Alliance (NLAA) is a coalition of retailers, wholesalers, and concerned citizens across the United States founded to draw attention to the exponentially growing number of restrictive local ordinances on the sale of legal tobacco products that are harming local businesses.

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