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HB 247 - Cigarette Excise Tax Increase and Food Sales Tax Decrease - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (91-27) - (Key vote)

Title: Cigarette Excise Tax Increase and Food Sales Tax Decrease

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that raises the tax on cigarettes and lowers the sales tax on food.

Highlights:
- Increases the tax on cigarettes from 18 cents per pack to $1.00 per pack (sec. 1). - Allocates $1.3 million per month to the Education Enhancement Fund and $325,738 per month to the School Ad Valorem Tax Reduction Fund from the funds raised by the cigarette tax (sec. 2). - Lowers the sales tax on food for human consumption from 5 percent to 3.5 percent (sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Cigarette Excise Tax Increase and Food Sales Tax Decrease

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