Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4118Primary Sponsor: NealCommittee Number: 30Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Tax on tobacco productsResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Ways and MeansComputer Document Number: 436/12942AC.93Introduced Date: 19930414Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930414Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Neal Moody-Lawrence Inabinett Cobb-Hunter Whipper Anderson BeattyType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 4118 House 19930414 Introduced, read first time, 30 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-620, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TAX RATES ON PRODUCTS CONTAINING TOBACCO, SO AS TO INCREASE TAXES ON EACH CIGARETTE FROM THREE AND ONE-HALF MILLS TO TEN MILLS, AND TO DEDICATE THIS INCREASE TO SUPPLEMENT MEDICAID FUNDING.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 12-21-620(5) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(5) Upon all cigarettes made of tobacco or any substitute therefor for cigarettes made of tobacco, three and one-half ten mills on each cigarette, and six and one-half mills collected for each cigarette must be used to support the Medicaid program and are in addition to and may not replace other funds used for Medicaid;"
SECTION 2. This act takes effect July 1, 1993.