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HB 3 - Increases Cigarette Taxes - Alabama Key Vote

Ken Johnson voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (52-42) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Cigarette Taxes

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate Amendments and pass a bill that would increase the tax on cigarettes, effective October 1, 2015.

Highlights:
  • Increases the tax on cigarettes from $0.425 a pack to $0.675 a pack (Sec. 1).
  • Decreases the tobacco tax stamp discount from 7.5 percent to 4.75 percent (Sec. 1).
  • Requires all revenue received from the increased tax to be deposited into the State General Fund for the Medicaid Program (Sec. 4).
  • Requires a wholesaler of tobacco products to stamp cigarettes and collect tobacco tax when selling tobacco products to a Native American “reservation tobacco vendor” (Sec. 3). 
  • Defines “reservation tobacco vendor” as a seller of tobacco products which is a Native American nation or tribe, 1 or more members of such tribe, or an entity wholly owned by either or both, which sells cigarettes and/or other tobacco products within the boundaries of a “qualified” reservation (Sec. 3). 
  • Specifies that a reservation tobacco vendor is eligible for a refund of tobacco taxes paid on cigarettes and/or other tobacco products when the tobacco products are sold to tribal members of legal smoking age (Sec. 3). 

 

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (21-13) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Cigarette Taxes

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would increase the tax on cigarettes, effective October 1, 2015.

Highlights:
  • Increases the tax on cigarettes from $0.425 a pack to $0.675 a pack (Sec. 1).
  • Decreases the tobacco tax stamp discount from 7.5 percent to 4.75 percent (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (52-46) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Cigarette Taxes

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would increase the tax on cigarettes, effective October 1, 2015.

Highlights:
  • Increases the tax on cigarettes from $0.425 a pack to $0.675 a pack (Sec. 1).
  • Decreases the tobacco tax stamp discount from 7.5 percent to 4.75 percent (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increases Cigarette Taxes

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NOTE: THIS BILL WAS VOTED ON DURING A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE

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