NOTE: A THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO PASS A REVENUE BILL.
Bill Sent To Committee
Feb. 20, 2007
Feb. 15, 2007(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.
- 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).