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H 3584 - Cigarette Tax Increase - Key Vote

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (33-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Cigarette Tax Increase

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override the governor's veto and pass a bill that places a surtax of 2.5 cents on each cigarette and appropriates the revenue raised from this surtax.

Highlights:
-Authorizes that the revenue raised from the surtax be distributed as follows (Sec. 1):
    -$5 million annually to the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center for tobacco-related cancer research; -$5 million annually to the Smoking Prevention and Cessation Trust Fund; and -The remaining funds will be placed in South Carolina Medicaid Reserve Fund.
-Establishes the Smoking Prevention and Cessation Trust Fund for the purpose of administering a statewide smoking prevention and cessation program (Sec. 3). -Establishes the South Carolina Medical Reserve Fund for the restoration and maintenance of the Medicaid program (Sec. 3). -Specifies that the State Treasurer must direct $1 million annually for 5 fiscal years to the Department of Agriculture to assist in the marketing and branding of South Carolina grown crops and in relief from natural disasters affecting state-grown crops (Sec. 4).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Veto Override Passed (House) (90-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Cigarette Tax Increase

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override the governor's veto and pass a bill that places a surtax of 2.5 cents on each cigarette and appropriates the revenue raised from this surtax.

Highlights:
-Authorizes that the revenue raised from the surtax be distributed as follows (Sec. 1):
    -$5 million annually to the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center for tobacco-related cancer research; -$5 million annually to the Smoking Prevention and Cessation Trust Fund; and -The remaining funds will be placed in South Carolina Medicaid Reserve Fund.
-Establishes the Smoking Prevention and Cessation Trust Fund for the purpose of administering a statewide smoking prevention and cessation program (Sec. 3). -Establishes the South Carolina Medical Reserve Fund for the restoration and maintenance of the Medicaid program (Sec. 3). -Specifies that the State Treasurer must direct $1 million annually for 5 fiscal years to the Department of Agriculture to assist in the marketing and branding of South Carolina grown crops and in relief from natural disasters affecting state-grown crops (Sec. 4).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Cigarette Tax Increase

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (41-1) -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (32-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Cigarette Tax Increase

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that places a surtax of 2.5 cents on each cigarette and appropriates the revenue raised from this surtax.

Highlights:
-Authorizes that the revenue raised from the surtax be distributed, as follows (Sec. 1):
    -$5 million annually to the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center for tobacco-related cancer research; -$5 million annually to the Smoking Prevention and Cessation Trust Fund; and -The remaining funds will be placed in the South Carolina Medicaid Reserve Fund.
-Establishes the Smoking Prevention and Cessation Trust Fund for the purpose of administering a statewide smoking prevention and cessation program (Sec. 3). -Establishes the South Carolina Medical Reserve Fund for the restoration and maintenance of the Medicaid program (Sec. 3). -Specifies that the State Treasurer must direct $1 million annually for 5 fiscal years to the Department of Agriculture to assist in the marketing and branding of South Carolina grown crops and in any relief efforts from natural disasters affecting state-grown crops (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Cigarette Tax Increase

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