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HB 2270 - Authorizes a Ballot Measure to Increase Tobacco Taxes - Oregon Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes a Ballot Measure to Increase Tobacco Taxes

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes a ballot measure to increase tobacco taxes.

Highlights:

 

  • Specifies that in order to hold a license to store cigarettes for sale, use, or consumption, a floor tax of 100 mills on each cigarette in the possession of the dealer must be imposed, beginning January 1, 2021 (Sec. 7).

  • Requires that by January 20, 2021 every dealer in the state of Oregon file a report with the Department of Revenue stating the number of cigarettes in their possession on January 1, 2021 and the amount of tax due (Sec. 7).

  • Defines “floor tax” imposed on a dealer as $2.50 for each Oregon cigarette tax stamp bearing the “25” designation and $2.00 for each Oregon cigarette tax stamp beating the designation “20” on the package (Sec. 8).

  • Increases the tax imposed on cigars to 65 percent of the wholesale price of cigars, and specifies that the increase shall not exceed one dollar per cigar (Sec. 12).

  • Specifies that all money received by the Department of Revenue under the tobacco tax shall be deposited in the state treasury and 90 percent appropriated to the Oregon Health Authority and 10 percent appropriated to the Oregon Health Authority for distribution to tribal health providers (Sec. 14).

  • Specifies that this act shall be submitted to the people of Oregon for their approval or rejection at the next regular general election held in the state (Sec. 22).

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Title: Authorizes a Ballot Measure to Increase Tobacco Taxes

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes a ballot measure to increase tobacco taxes.

Highlights:

 

  • Specifies that in order to hold a license to store cigarettes for sale, use, or consumption, a floor tax of 100 mills on each cigarette in the possession of the dealer must be imposed, beginning January 1, 2021 (Sec. 7).

  • Requires that by January 20, 2021 every dealer in the state of Oregon file a report with the Department of Revenue stating the number of cigarettes in their possession on January 1, 2021 and the amount of tax due (Sec. 7).

  • Defines “floor tax” imposed on a dealer as $2.50 for each Oregon cigarette tax stamp bearing the “25” designation and $2.00 for each Oregon cigarette tax stamp beating the designation “20” on the package (Sec. 8).

  • Increases the tax imposed on cigars to 65 percent of the wholesale price of cigars, and specifies that the increase shall not exceed one dollar per cigar (Sec. 12).

  • Specifies that all money received by the Department of Revenue under the tobacco tax shall be deposited in the state treasury and 90 percent appropriated to the Oregon Health Authority and 10 percent appropriated to the Oregon Health Authority for distribution to tribal health providers (Sec. 14).

  • Specifies that this act shall be submitted to the people of Oregon for their approval or rejection at the next regular general election held in the state (Sec. 22).

Title: Authorizes a Ballot Measure to Increase Tobacco Taxes

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