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HB 1237: Bottled Water Excise Tax


Bottled Water Excise Tax; Imposes excise tax on bottled water operators; specifies tax rate & trust fund for tax proceeds; requires tax proceeds to be used for certain purposes; specifies procedures for bottled water operators related to tax payments; authorizes DOR to settle or compromise taxes; providing recordkeeping requirements for bottled water operators; specifying the department's authority to inspect books and records, issue subpoenas, & apply for certain judicial orders; provides procedures for DOR in conducting audits; specifies procedures for claiming refunds; provides that taxes due remain a lien on certain property; requires suits brought by DOR for violations be brought in circuit court; provides criminal penalties.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 House - Died in Ways & Means Committee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/23/2021 House • Filed
2/28/2021 House • Referred to Ways & Means Committee
• Referred to Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee
• Referred to Appropriations Committee
• Referred to State Affairs Committee
• Now in Ways & Means Committee
3/2/2021 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
4/30/2021 House • Died in Ways & Means Committee