2012 Regular Session


File Code: Taxes - Miscellaneous Prior Year Introduction As: SB 654/11 - B&T Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 1153
Sponsored By:
Senators Forehand, Jones-Rodwell, Madaleno, Manno, and Montgomery
Tobacco Tax - Healthy Maryland Initiative


Increasing the tobacco tax rate on cigarettes and other tobacco products; providing that the Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program shall receive funding from the Other Tobacco Products Tax Fund under specified circumstances; requiring money from the Fund to be used to supplement appropriations to the Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program to reach a specified level of funding; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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Senate Action
First Reading Budget and Taxation
Hearing 3/7 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, District 44
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Roger P. Manno, District 19
Senator Karen S. Montgomery, District 14

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Cigarettes -see also- Smoking
Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Elec. Comm.; etc
Health -see also- Mental Health
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Smoking -see also- Cigarettes

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Health - General
( 13-1002 , 13-1002 , 13-1015 )
Tax - General
( 2-1601 , 2-1602 , 2-1602.1 , 2-1603 , 12-105 , 12-202 , 12-401 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered