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LD 2247 - Alcohol and Soda Tax for Health Care Funding - Key Vote

Maine Key Votes

Debra Plowman voted Nay (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Alcohol and Soda Tax for Health Care Funding

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (75-64) - (Key vote)

Title: Alcohol and Soda Tax for Health Care Funding

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that raises the tax rate on alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and soft drink syrups to fund the Dirigo Health program.

Highlights:
- Increases the sales tax on malt beverages sold in the state to 54 cents per gallon (Sec. E-1. 28-A MRSA §1652, sub-§1). - Increases the sales tax on wine sold in the state to 65 cents per gallon (Sec. E-2. 28-A MRSA §1652, sub-§1). - Creates a $1 per gallon tax on sparkling wine and a 25 cents per gallon tax on all hard cider manufactured or sold in the state (Sec. E-2. 28-A MRSA §1652, sub-§1). - Transfers a portion of revenues from taxes collected on malt liquor and wine from the General Fund to the Dirigo Health Enterprise Fund (Sec. E-3. 28-A MRSA §1652, sub-§5). - Creates a $4 per gallon tax on syrup that is sold and used for the making of soft drinks (Sec. F-1. 36 MRSA c.720 §4852). - Creates a 42 cents per gallon tax on bottled soft drinks (Sec. F-1. 36 MRSA c.720 §4852). - Transfers revenues from taxes collected on syrup and bottled soft drinks from the General Fund to the Dirigo Health Enterprise Fund (Sec. F-1. 36 MRSA c.720 §4853).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (18-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Alcohol and Soda Tax for Health Care Funding

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that raises the tax rate on alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and soft drink syrups to fund the Dirigo Health program.

Highlights:
- Increases the sales tax on malt beverages sold in the state to 54 cents per gallon (Sec. E-1. 28-A MRSA §1652, sub-§1). - Increases the sales tax on wine sold in the state to 65 cents per gallon (Sec. E-2. 28-A MRSA §1652, sub-§1). - Creates a $1 per gallon tax on sparkling wine and a 25 cents per gallon tax on all hard cider manufactured or sold in the state (Sec. E-2. 28-A MRSA §1652, sub-§1). - Transfers a portion of revenues from taxes collected on malt liquor and wine from the General Fund to the Dirigo Health Enterprise Fund (Sec. E-3. 28-A MRSA §1652, sub-§5). - Creates a $4 per gallon tax on syrup that is sold and used for the making of soft drinks (Sec. F-1. 36 MRSA c.720 §4852). - Creates a 42 cents per gallon tax on bottled soft drinks (Sec. F-1. 36 MRSA c.720 §4852). - Transfers revenues from taxes collected on syrup and bottled soft drinks from the General Fund to the Dirigo Health Enterprise Fund (Sec. F-1. 36 MRSA c.720 §4853).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (76-68) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Health Insurance Funding

Sponsors

  • Hannah M. Pingree (ME - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Peter B. 'Pete' Bowman (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Brautigam (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Marilyn E. Canavan (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Glenn A. Cummings (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Betheda G. 'Beth' Edmonds (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sean Faircloth (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patsy A. Garside Crockett (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John L. Martin (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elizabeth H. 'Libby' Mitchell (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy B. Sullivan (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
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