SB 396

Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Macon Co., tobacco tax, distrib. of portion for recreational purpose, Sec. 45-44-246 am'd.
Description

Relating to Macon County; to amend Section 45-44-246, Code of Alabama 1975, to further provide for the distribution of the revenue from an additional tax on tobacco and tobacco products.

Subjects
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Relating to Macon County; to amend Section 45-44-246, Code of Alabama 1975, to further provide for the distribution of the revenue from an additional tax on tobacco and tobacco products.

Section 1

Section 45-44-246, Code of Alabama 1975, is amended to read as follows:

§45-44-246.

(a)(1) Upon adoption of a resolution by the Macon County Commission of authorization, there is imposed on every person, firm, or corporation that sells, stores, delivers, uses, or otherwise consumes tobacco or tobacco products in Macon County, a county privilege, license, or excise tax in the following amounts:

a. Five cents ($.05) for each package of cigarettes, made of tobacco or any substitute therefor.

b. Five cents ($.05) for each package of cigars or cigarellos, such as Winchester, which are similar to, and which are packaged like, cigarettes.

c. Three cents ($.03) for each cigar, cheroot, or stogie of any description made of tobacco or any substitute therefor which are not similar to, nor packaged like, cigarettes as provided for in subdivision (2).

d. Three cents ($.03) for each sack, can, package, or other container of smoking tobacco, including granulated, plug cut, crimp cut, ready rubbed, and other kinds and forms of tobacco which are prepared in such manner as to be suitable for smoking in a pipe or cigarette.

e. Five cents ($.05) for each sack, plug, package, or other container of chewing tobacco, which tobacco is prepared in such manner as to be suitable for chewing only and not suitable for smoking as described in paragraph c.

f. Five cents ($.05) for each can, bottle, glass, tumbler package, or other container of snuff made of tobacco or any substitute therefor.

g. Fifteen cents ($.15) for each package of tobacco paper, both gummed and ungummed.

(2) This privilege, license, or excise tax shall be in addition to all other taxes imposed by law and shall be collected in the same manner as other taxes on tobacco, except that when the license tax required by this section has been paid by a wholesaler or seller of the products, that payment shall be sufficient. The legislative intent is that the tax shall be paid but once on each package of cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, cigars of every description, and smoking tobacco of every description, and for each package of tobacco paper whether gummed or ungummed.

(b) The Alabama Department of Revenue shall adopt, promulgate, and enforce reasonable rules and regulations for the administration of the taxes levied by this section, Chapter 25 of Title 40, not in conflict with this section.

(c) The net proceeds of the revenue generated by this section shall be distributed as follows:

(1) Five percent to the Macon County Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

(2) Five percent to the Tuskegee/Macon County YMCA county general fund to be used for recreational purposes in the county.

(3) Five percent to the Alabama Department of Revenue for collection costs.

(4) The remainder to the volunteer fire departments and municipally supported fire departments in Macon County as determined by the Macon County Commission in consultation with the Macon County Fire Chiefs Association on an equal basis, share and share alike."

Section 2

This act shall become effective immediately following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 29, 2018SAssigned Act No. 2018-530.
March 29, 2018HSignature Requested
March 29, 2018SEnrolled
March 29, 2018SPassed Second House
March 29, 2018HMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 1102
March 29, 2018HThird Reading Passed
March 28, 2018HRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
March 22, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Local Legislation
March 22, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 1146
March 22, 2018SThird Reading Passed
March 21, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
March 15, 2018SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Local Legislation
2018-03-29
Chamber: House
Result: Failed
2018-03-22
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed