HB 486 (BR 349) - R. Meeks
AN ACT relating to revenue and taxation, and making an appropriation therefor.
Amend KRS 138.140 to impose a surtax of $.457 per pack of cigarettes and specify that funds received shall be deposited into a new Kentucky health education and improvement fund; amend KRS 138.146 to specify that the tax evidence compensation remains at $.30 per $3 and require the $.379 tax to be paid at the time of purchase of tax evidence stamps; amend KRS 248.652 to specify that the $0.03 tax remains credited to the agriculture diversification and development fund; amend KRS 438.335 to specify that the Department of Agriculture retains $0.0005 of the $0.03 tax; amend KRS 438.337 to specify that the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control retains $0.0005 of the $0.03 tax; create new sections of KRS Chapter 41 to create a Kentucky health education and improvement fund from the surtax imposed on cigarettes and specify use of cigarette surtax money for mental health and substance abuse services through the Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services, school health initiatives through the Department of Education, and research and health services at the James Brown Cancer Center and the Department for Public Health, which may include, but not be limited to, smoking prevention and cessation services; require any agency or entity receiving moneys from the Commonwealth fund to report on use of the funds; APPROPRIATION; EFFECTIVE August 1, 2005.
Feb 14-introduced in House
Feb 15-to Appropriations and Revenue (H)