Maine LD 819: An Act To Exempt Kombucha from the Excise Tax Imposed on Alcoholic Beverages

LD 819 (subjects: MISCELLANEOUS TAXES , EXCISE TAX )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=819&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Justin Alfond of Cumberland: (D – District 27) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

4 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/10/2015 Senate Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator McCormick of Kennebec REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/11/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/9/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.
READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (S-213) READ and ADOPTED.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-213) .

Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/9/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-213).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/10/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/10/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
6/23/2015 Senate LD 819 In Senate, June 23, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 30 In Favor and 4 Against , accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/23/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 383V
76 having voted in the affirmative and 62 in the negative, with 13 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 819 as originally introduced. L.D. 819 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-213) .

An Act To Exempt Kombucha from the Excise Tax Imposed on Alcoholic Beverages

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA 1652, sub- 6 is enacted to read:

6. Exemption. Kombucha is exempt from the excise tax imposed pursuant to this section. For purposes of this subsection, “kombucha” means a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast.

summary

This bill exempts kombucha, a fermented tea-based drink, from the excise tax imposed on malt liquor, low-alcohol spirits, wine and hard cider.

Patterns of Support

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