00RS HB500


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HB 500 (BR 1255) - R. Thomas, R. Wilkey

     AN ACT relating to cigarettes.
     Amend KRS 241.020 to provide that the department of alcoholic beverage control shall enforce the cigarette provisions of this Act; create new sections of KRS Chapter 244 to set out definitions; provide that no person shall sell, distribute, acquire, hold, own, possess in this state, or transport for sale or distribution in this state, or import or cause to be imported in this state for sale or distribution in this state any cigarettes whose contents, packaging, manufacturing, labeling, marketing, or distribution does not comply with federal law; set out exceptions; provide for administrative reporting procedures; provide for enforcement; provide for penalties.


     HCS/FN - Retain the provisions of the original bill; add a cigarette unit to administer the provisions of Sections 2 through 10 of the Act in subsection 4, section 1; allow until the twentieth of each month to file evidence of tax payments; declares an emergency; EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000.
     HCA (1/Title, R. Thomas) - Make title amendment.
     HFA (1, H. Anderson) - Add a provision that prohibits cigarette manufacturers that have not participated in the Master Settlement Agreement from affixing a stamp required by KRS 138.146 or making other evidence of tax payment, unless they have waived their rights to a release of escrow funds.

     Jan 27-introduced in House
     Jan 28-to Agriculture and Small Business (H)
     Feb 1-posting waived
     Feb 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 4-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 8-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Feb 17-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 28-posted in committee

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