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Sunday, January 17, 2016

PG Taxers: Del. Frush sponsors bill to increase tobacco taxes and mandate additional spending


Entitled: Tobacco Taxes - Healthy Maryland Initiative
Sponsored by:
Delegate Luedtke
Delegate Frush (D-22) (301-858-3114, barbara.frush@house.state.md.us)

Requiring the Governor to include for fiscal year 2018 and each fiscal year thereafter an additional $11,000,000 in annual appropriations for tobacco use prevention and cessation programs; altering the tobacco tax rates on cigarettes and other tobacco products; establishing the tobacco tax rates on cigarillos; clarifying that all cigarettes and other tobacco products used, possessed, or held in the State on or after July 1, 2016, are subject to the full tax enacted under the Act; etc.

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