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HB 2967 - Tobacco Tax Increase for Children’s Health Care - Key Vote

Oregon Key Votes

Jeff Merkley voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (35-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Tobacco Tax Increase for Children’s Health Care

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that raises the tobacco tax to provide health insurance for uninsured children.

Highlights:
- Creates the Oregon Healthy Kids Program to provide medical assistance to children, a health advice hotline, and support for rural health care facilities (sec. 1). - Provides health care to uninsured children under age 19 and pregnant women with a household income under 250 percent of the federal poverty level (sec. 3). - Increases the tax on each pack of 20 cigarettes by 84.5 cents, a portion of which is transferred to the Healthy Kids Fund (sec. 15-16).
Note:

NOTE: A THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO PASS A REVENUE BILL.

NOTE: THIS BILL IS A REFERENDUM, AND REQUIRES APPROVAL BY THE VOTERS IN THE NEXT ELECTION.

Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (33-26) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Healthy Kids Plan

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