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SF 1250

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/12/2013 08:51am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language. underscored = added, new language.

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1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to the state budget; increasing the health impact fee; adjusting the
1.3distribution of the health impact fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012,
1.4sections 16A.725, subdivision 3; 256.9658, subdivision 3; repealing Minnesota
1.5Statutes 2012, section 16A.725, subdivision 2.
1.6BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

1.7    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16A.725, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
1.8    Subd. 3. Fund reimbursements. (a) Each fiscal year, the commissioner of
1.9management and budget shall first transfer from the balance in the health impact fund
1.10to the general fund an amount sufficient to offset the general fund cost of the certified
1.11expenditures under subdivision 2 or the balance of the fund, whichever is less.
1.12(b) If any balance remains in the health impact fund after the transfer in paragraph
1.13(a), the commissioner of management and budget shall transfer to the health care access
1.14fund the amount sufficient to offset the health care access fund cost of the certified
1.15expenditures in subdivision 2, or the balance of the fund, whichever is less.

1.16    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256.9658, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
1.17    Subd. 3. Fee imposed. (a) A fee is imposed upon the sale of cigarettes in this
1.18state, upon having cigarettes in possession in this state with intent to sell, upon any
1.19person engaged in business as a distributor, and upon the use or storage by consumers
1.20of cigarettes. The fee is imposed at the following rates:
1.21(1) on cigarettes weighing not more than three pounds per thousand, 37.5 87.5
1.22 mills on each cigarette; and
1.23(2) on cigarettes weighing more than three pounds per thousand, 75 125 mills on
1.24each cigarette.
2.1(b) A fee is imposed upon all tobacco products in this state and upon any person
2.2engaged in business as a distributor in an amount equal to the liability for tax under
2.3section 297F.05, subdivision 3, or on a consumer of tobacco products equal to the tax
2.4under section 297F.05, subdivision 4. Liability for the fee is in addition to the tax under
2.5section 297F.05, subdivision 3 or 4.

2.6    Sec. 3. REPEALER.
2.7Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16A.725, subdivision 2, is repealed.

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