Report Title:

Tobacco tax; Crystal methamphetamine prevention and treatment

Description:

Allocates the one-half-cent increase in the tobacco tax that takes effect on July 1, 2004, to prevention and treatment programs and services for crystal methamphetamine.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2844

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to crystal methamphetamine.

 

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

SECTION 1. Chapter 321, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"321-   Crystal methamphetamine treatment and prevention special fund. There is established a special fund to be known as the crystal methamphetamine treatment and prevention special fund, into which shall be deposited one-half cent of the excise tax collected on each cigarette sold, used, or possessed by a wholesaler or dealer pursuant to section 245-3(a)(4). The special fund shall be administered by the department and used to fund programs and services for the treatment and prevention of crystal methamphetamine use."

SECTION 2. Section 245-15, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"245-15 Disposition of revenues. (a) [All] Except as provided in subsection (b), all moneys collected pursuant to this chapter shall be paid into the state treasury as state realizations to be kept and accounted for as provided by law.

(b) One-half cent of the excise tax collected on each cigarette sold, used, or possessed by a wholesaler or dealer pursuant to section 245-3(a)(4), shall be deposited into the crystal methamphetamine treatment and prevention special fund."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2004.

INTRODUCED BY:

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