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S 0024 - Requires the SC Department of Revenue to determine if there are barriers to the enforcement or collection of the cigarette tax

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Bradley Hutto (D)
Last Action: 1/8/2019 - Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance
Senate Committee: Fin
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Department of Revenue to determine if there are barriers to the enforcement or collection of the cigarette tax. This bill also revises the weight limitation on cigarettes and exempts cigarettes that are wrapped totally in tobacco with no filter.

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S 0024 General Bill, By Hutto and Jackson
Similar (H 3299)
Summary: Cigarette surtax
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-625, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SURTAX ON CIGARETTES, INCLUDING THE DEFINITION OF "CIGARETTE", SO AS TO REVISE THE WEIGHT LIMITATION ON CIGARETTES FROM THREE POUNDS OR LESS PER ONE THOUSAND CIGARETTES TO FOUR AND ONE-HALF POUNDS OR LESS PER ONE THOUSAND CIGARETTES AND TO EXEMPT THOSE WRAPPED TOTALLY IN TOBACCO LEAF WITH NO FILTER, AND TO DEFINE "CIGARETTE" TO INCLUDE 0.325 OUNCES OF TOBACCO LIKELY INTENDED TO BE PURCHASED TO ROLL YOUR OWN CIGARETTES; AND TO REQUIRE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO DETERMINE IF THERE ARE BARRIERS TO THE ENFORCEMENT OR COLLECTION OF CIGARETTE TAXES, TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO REMOVE THESE BARRIERS, AND TO REPORT THEIR FINDINGS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
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12/12/18Senate Prefiled
12/12/18Senate Referred to Committee on Finance
01/08/19Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5050)
01/08/19Senate Referred to Committee on Finance



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