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HB 2870 - Authorizes Counties to Tax Cigarette Sales - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (31-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Counties to Tax Cigarette Sales

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes counties to tax cigarette sales up to a certain amount, and allocates the tax revenues, effective 91 days after the regular legislative session ends.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a county to tax the sale or use of cigarettes and other tobacco products at a rate no greater than the state cigarette and tobacco tax rate (Secs. 1 & 2).
  • Requires 40 percent of any revenue collected from a county cigarette and tobacco tax to be spent on mental health services, addiction programs, and health care services related to tobacco use prevention and cessation (Secs. 4 & 6).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Counties to Tax Cigarette Sales

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