U.S. - New State Tobacco Tax Bills.. - proposed/introduced..



March 10, 2011 -

New State Tobacco Tax Bills
New bills have either been proposed or introduced at the state level.
- By Thomas Briant, NATO Executive Director

In the past 10 days, bills have been introduced in additional states to raise cigarette and/or OTP tax rates.

Below is a brief summary of the recently proposed and introduced bills:

Connecticut: Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has proposed raising the state's cigarette tax rate from $3.00 per pack to $3.40 per pack, increasing the tax on moist snuff to $1.00 per ounce, and hiking the OTP tax from 20 percent to 50 percent of the wholesale price.

Kentucky: Bill Number H.318 would increase the cigarette tax from the current $.60 per pack to $1.66 per pack, and raise the tax on other tobacco products from 15 percent to 27.5 percent.

Maine: House Bill 419 would raise the cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack, from $2.00 per pack to $3.50 per pack.

Maryland: Senate Bill Number 654 proposes to raise the state tax on cigarettes by $1.00 per pack for a new rate of $3.00 per pack, and also increase the OTP tax from 15 percent to 95 percent.

New York: Bill Number S.2981 would add $1.65 per pack to the state's current $4.35 per pack cigarette tax, for a new rate of $6.00 per pack.

North Dakota: House Bill 1353, which would have raised the cigarette tax by $.41/pack, failed to pass the legislature.

California: Senate Bill Number 330 would increase the cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack from the current $.87 per pack to a new rate of $2.37 per pack.

Connecticut: Senate Bill Number 1007 would increase the cigarette tax from the current $3.00 per pack to $3.40 per pack, raise the tax on other tobacco products from 27.5% to 50% and increase the excise tax on moist snuff by 45 cents per ounce for a new rate of $1.00 per ounce.

References: New State Tobacco Tax Bills
New bills have either been proposed or introduced at the state level.
, - By Thomas Briant, NATO Executive Director, CSP Tobacco E-News, 3/8/3011; Update on State Tobacco Tax Bills
New bills have been introduced at the state level
, - By Thomas Briant, NATO Executive Director, CSP Tobacco E-News, 3/8/3011

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