Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

HB486 - (tax revenue prohibition) - An Act regarding Sales Tax Revenue - Died

This bill amends the sales tax law to prohibit the distribution of tobacco sales tax revenue to any community that enacts an ordinance that restricts smoking. Currently, 18% of the total sales tax revenue collected in a municipality is paid back to the municipality. This bill could have a preemptive effect on communities by discouraging them from enacting smokefree laws and penalizing those that already have laws.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    No