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HB 144 - Alcohol and Tobacco Sales Tax Increase - Key Vote

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: A BILL WITH AN EMERGENCY CLAUSE REQUIRES A FULL MAJORITY VOTE OF THE LEGISLATURE: 51 MEMBERS IN THE HOUSE OR 20 IN THE SENATE. THE BILL GOES INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON THE GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE OR AN EFFECTIVE DATE AS SPECIFIED WITHIN THE BILL.

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Alcohol and Tobacco Sales Tax Increase

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Alcohol and Tobacco Sales Tax Increase

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands the 6 percent sales tax to include the gross receipts from the retail sale of alcohol (not including alcohol consumed on the premises), and increases the tax rate on tobacco products paid by consumers, retailers, sub-jobbers, and wholesalers beginning April 1, 2009.

Highlights:
-Increases the excise tax rate on cigarettes from 30 cents to 60 cents per each 20 cigarettes (Sec. 1). -Appropriates the 1 cent surtax charge per each 20 cigarettes, as provided by existing law, to the cancer research institutions matching fund (Sec. 1). -Increases the excise tax rate on tobacco wholesalers from 7.5 percent to 15 percent of the gross receipts (Sec. 1). -Increases the excise tax rate on all snuff wholesalers from 9.5 cents to 19 cents per unit (Sec. 1). -Increases the floor stock tax on cigarettes paid by retailers, sub-jobbers, and wholesaler from 26 cents to 30 cents per each 20 cigarettes (Sec. 2). -Establishes a floor stock tax on snuff paid by retailers and sub-jobbers at a rate of 9.5 cents per unit (Sec. 2). -Establishes a payment plan for the taxes listed above as paid by retailers, sub-jobbers, and wholesalers that requires one-third of the total amount due be paid on or before April 10, 2009, two-thirds of the total amount due be paid on or before May 10, 2009, and the total amount due be paid on or before June 10, 2009 (Sec. 2). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by the House Committee on Appropriations and Revenue.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (66-34) - (Key vote)

Title: Alcohol and Tobacco Sales Tax Increase

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands the 6 percent sales tax to include the gross receipts from the retail sale of alcohol (not including alcohol consumed on the premises), and increases the tax rate on tobacco products paid by consumers, retailers, sub-jobbers, and wholesalers beginning April 1, 2009.

Highlights:
-Increases the excise tax rate on cigarettes from 30 cents to 60 cents per each 20 cigarettes (Sec. 1). -Appropriates the 1 cent surtax charge per each 20 cigarettes, as provided by existing law, to the cancer research institutions matching fund (Sec. 1). -Increases the excise tax rate on tobacco wholesalers from 7.5 percent to 15 percent of the gross receipts (Sec. 1). -Increases the excise tax rate on all snuff wholesalers from 9.5 cents to 19 cents per unit (Sec. 1). -Increases the floor stock tax on cigarettes paid by retailers, sub-jobbers, and wholesaler from 26 cents to 30 cents per each 20 cigarettes (Sec. 2). -Establishes a floor stock tax on snuff paid by retailers and sub-jobbers at a rate of 9.5 cents per unit (Sec. 2). -Establishes a payment plan for the taxes listed above as paid by retailers, sub-jobbers, and wholesalers that requires one-third of the total amount due be paid on or before April 10, 2009, two-thirds of the total amount due be paid on or before May 10, 2009, and the total amount due be paid on or before June 10, 2009 (Sec. 2). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by the House Committee on Appropriations and Revenue.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Alcohol and Tobacco Sales Tax Increase

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