HB1477 (2020) Detail

(New Title) establishing a committee to study the impact of taxes on tobacco use and their role in tobacco and nicotine cessation programs.


HB 1477-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

12Mar2020... 0808h

2020 SESSION

20-2613

10/03

 

HOUSE BILL 1477-FN

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the impact of taxes on tobacco use and their role in tobacco and nicotine cessation programs.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Horrigan, Straf. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study the impact of taxes on tobacco use and their role in tobacco and nicotine cessation programs.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12Mar2020... 0808h 20-2613

10/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the impact of taxes on tobacco use and their role in tobacco and nicotine cessation programs.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study the impact of taxes on tobacco use and their role in tobacco and nicotine cessation programs.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Four members of the house of representatives, with at least one each from the majority and minority parties, 2 of whom shall be members of the ways and means committee, one of whom shall be a member of the health, human services, and elderly affairs committee, and one of whom shall be a member of the commerce and consumer affairs committee, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

III.  The committee may seek input and advice from experts as the committee deems relevant to its study, including state and national level anti-smoking organizations, vaping and tobacco retailers, the New Hampshire Retail Association, the New Hampshire Hospital Association, the department of justice, and the department of revenue administration.

3  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

4  Duties.  The committee shall study:

I.  The tax rate for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, for the delivery of nicotine, as compared to our regional competitors and the nation as a whole.

II.  The role of taxes on tobacco and nicotine as a prevention and cessation tool for tobacco and nicotine use.

III.  The effectiveness of New Hampshire's prevention and cessation programs.  

IV.  The purposes and performance of the tobacco settlement fund.

V.  Coverage and access to services to help residents quit tobacco through cessation programs.

VI.  The income losses to New Hampshire businesses due to online tobacco and nicotine sales to New Hampshire residents, and any potential for recovery of tobacco tax revenues for such sales to New Hampshire residents.

5 Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2020.

6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

20-2613

Amended 5/20/20

 

HB 1477-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2020-0808h)

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the impact of taxes on tobacco use and their role in tobacco and nicotine cessation programs.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [ X ] None

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill establishes a committee to study the impact of taxes on tobacco use and their role in tobacco and nicotine cessation programs.  The LBA has determined this bill will have no fiscal impact on state, county and local revenue and expenditures.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

None

 

Links

HB1477 at GenCourtMobile
HB1477 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 4, 2020 House Exec Session
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1477 Revision: 8436 Date: May 22, 2020, 1:55 p.m.
HB1477 Revision: 7163 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:16 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Ways and Means HJ 1 P. 23
Jan. 16, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/16/2020 10:00 am LOB 202
Feb. 4, 2020 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/04/2020 01:00 pm LOB 202
Feb. 12, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/12/2020 01:30 pm LOB 202
Feb. 18, 2020 Full Committee Work Session: 02/18/2020 01:00 pm LOB 202
March 3, 2020 Executive Session: 03/03/2020 01:00 pm LOB 202
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0808h (Vote 12-8; RC)
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0808h (NT) for 03/11/2020 (Vote 12-8; RC) HC 10 P. 77
March 12, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0808h (NT): AA VV 03/12/2020
March 12, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0808h (NT): MA DV 169-107 03/12/2020
June 16, 2020 Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8