H.B.1975. Concerning a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

Washington House of Representatives
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Summary

                    Imposes a tax on: (1) The first sale of prepackaged sugar-sweetened beverages made by a distributor in this state; (2) Syrup or powder sold or offered for sale to a retailer for sale to a consumer; (3) The first sale of prepackaged diet beverages made by a distributor in this state; and (4) Diet syrup or diet powder sold or offered for sale to a retailer for sale to a consumer.

Requires the joint legislative audit and review committee to evaluate the impact of the sugar-sweetened beverage tax on the consumption of the beverages by residents.
                
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                    Requires the department of health and the department of revenue to provide the committee with access to data necessary to conduct the evaluation.

Repeals chapter 82.64 RCW (syrup tax).
                

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Actions

  • By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

    Mon, Jan 8th 2018
  • By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

    Wed, Jun 21st 2017
  • By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

    Tue, May 23rd 2017
  • By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

    Mon, Apr 24th 2017
  • First reading, referred to Finance (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report).

    Mon, Feb 6th 2017