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HB 3 - Cigarette Tax Increase - Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Line Item Veto) (Executive) -

Title: Cigarette Tax Increase

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (25-15) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (41-26) - (Key vote)

Title: Cigarette Tax Increase

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases the sales tax on cigarettes by $0.75 per package beginning July 1, 2010.

Highlights:
-Increases the sales tax on individual cigarettes as follows (Sec. 3):
    -For cigarettes packaged in lots of 20 or 25, the rate is increased from $0.045 to $0.083 per cigarette; -For cigarettes packaged in lots of 10, the rate is increased from $0.091 to $0.166 per cigarette; and -For cigarettes packaged in lots of 5, the rate is increased from $0.182 to $0.332 per cigarette.
-Amends the distribution of the cigarette tax revenue as follows (Sec. 1):
    -For the Public School Fund, the rate is increased from 0 to 12.22 percent; -For the General Fund, the rate is increased from 55.38 to 60.19 percent; -For the County and Municipal Recreational Fund, the rate is reduced from 1.35 to 0.83 percent; -For the County and Municipal Cigarette Tax Fund, the rate is reduced from 2.69 to 1.66 percent; -For the Cancer and Treatment Center at the University of New Mexico, the rate is reduced from 1.35 to 0.83 percent; -For the New Mexico Finance Authority, the rate is reduced from 2.02 to 1.25 percent; -For the University of New Mexico Health Science Center, the rate is reduced from 14.37 percent to 8.89 percent; -For land acquisition and the planning, designing, construction, and equipping of Department of Health Facilities or improvement to such facilities, the rate is reduced from 6.05 percent to 3.74 percent; -For the Credit Enhancement Account within the New Mexico Finance Authority, the rate is reduced from 15.79 to 9.77 percent; and -For the Rural County Cancer Treatment Fund, the rate is reduced from 1 to 0.62 percent.
-Repeals the provisions of this Act on July 1, 2014 (Sec. 28). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by the House Committee on Taxation and Revenue.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Cigarette Tax Increase

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