Illegal Substances Excise Tax Act; created. (HB2754)

Introduced By

Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Illegal substances excise tax; penalty. Creates an illegal substances excise tax to be imposed on individuals who possess, actually or constructively, any Schedule I or II controlled substances, marijuana, and illegally manufactured alcoholic beverages. The rates of the tax range from $0.40 per gram of marijuana up to $200 per gram of controlled substances, other than cocaine, for which the rate is $50 per gram. The tax is paid by the individual to the Tax Department, and stamps are issued to be affixed to the illegal substances to show the tax has been paid. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2007Committee
01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075079340
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Finance
01/18/2007Assigned Finance sub: #1 (Orrock)
01/26/2007Impact statement from TAX (HB2754)

Comments

Gerbera writes:

So someone buys illegal drugs and is supposed to go to town hall to buy a tax stamp for them? If they get caught with drugs without the stamp, not only are they in possession of illegal drugs, but they could be brought up on tax evasion?

This is so idiotic.

Tim McCormack writes:

Yes, it's just another attempt to put the damper on drug dealers. Though why a dealer would be particularly concerned wit tax evasion, I dunno.