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H 3567 - Cigarette Tax Increase - Key Vote

South Carolina Key Votes

Joel Lourie voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

Read statements Joel Lourie made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (54-57) - (Key vote)

Title: Cigarette Tax Increase

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that raises the cigarette tax to $0.57 per pack.

Highlights:
-Assigns $5 million of the cigarette tax revenue to the Smoking Prevention and Cessation Trust Fund, $1 million the Department of Agriculture, and divides the remaining amount equally between the Medicaid Trust Fund and the Healthcare Trust Fund (Sec. 1). -Uses funding from the cigarette tax to establish a program granting up to $2,000 for health care insurance premium assistance to individuals who have incomes below 200% of the poverty rate and who are not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Cigarette Tax Increase

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (33-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Cigarette Tax Increase

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that raises the cigarette tax and defines where the collected tax monies should be allocated.

Highlights:
-Raises the tax on each cigarette by two and one-half cents (Sec. 1). -Assigns revenues from the cigarette tax increase to the Smoking Prevention and Cessation Trust Fund, the Medicaid Trust Fund and the Healthcare Trust Fund (Sec. 1). -Establishes a program of assistance payments to qualifying applicants for qualifying health insurance premiums (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (78-37) - (Key vote)

Title: Cigarette Tax Increase

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases the cigarette tax and decreases the grocery tax.

Highlights:
- Increases the cigarette tax from $0.07 per pack of 20 to $0.37 per pack, the revenue of which will be credited to the Groceries’ Sales Tax Relief Fund (sec. 1). - Creates the Groceries’ Sales Tax Relief Fund for the purpose of reducing the state sales tax on unprepared food from 3 percent to 1.4 percent (sec. 1-2). - Appropriates $1 million annually from the cigarette surtax for the Department of Agriculture for the promotion of healthy lifestyles with state-grown food (sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Cigarette Tax Increase

Sponsors

  • Paul L. Agnew (SC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William F. 'Bill' Cotty (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Carl L. Gullick (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rex Fontaine Rice (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
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