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SF 1250

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

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A bill for an act
relating to the state budget; increasing the health impact fee; adjusting the
distribution of the health impact fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012,
sections 16A.725, subdivision 3; 256.9658, subdivision 3; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2012, section 16A.725, subdivision 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16A.725, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Fund reimbursements.

(a) Each fiscal year, the commissioner of
management and budget shall first transfer from the balance in the health impact fund
to the general fund an amount sufficient to offset the general fund cost of the certified
expenditures under subdivision 2 or the balance of the fund, whichever is less
.

(b) If any balance remains in the health impact fund after the transfer in paragraph
(a), the commissioner of management and budget shall transfer to the health care access
fund the amount sufficient to offset the health care access fund cost of the certified
expenditures in subdivision 2, or the balance of the fund, whichever is less.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256.9658, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Fee imposed.

(a) A fee is imposed upon the sale of cigarettes in this
state, upon having cigarettes in possession in this state with intent to sell, upon any
person engaged in business as a distributor, and upon the use or storage by consumers
of cigarettes. The fee is imposed at the following rates:

(1) on cigarettes weighing not more than three pounds per thousand, 37.5 87.5
mills on each cigarette; and

(2) on cigarettes weighing more than three pounds per thousand, 75 125 mills on
each cigarette.

(b) A fee is imposed upon all tobacco products in this state and upon any person
engaged in business as a distributor in an amount equal to the liability for tax under
section 297F.05, subdivision 3, or on a consumer of tobacco products equal to the tax
under section 297F.05, subdivision 4. Liability for the fee is in addition to the tax under
section 297F.05, subdivision 3 or 4.

Sec. 3. REPEALER.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16A.725, subdivision 2, is repealed.

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