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Bill Detail: HB23-1290

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Title Proposition EE Funding Retention Rate Reduction
Status Governor Signed (06/02/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Fiscal Policy & Taxes
House Sponsors J. McCluskie (D)
E. Sirota (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
D. Moreno (D)
House Committee Finance
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 04/10/2023

The bill refers a ballot issue to the voters at the November 7, 2023,
statewide election to allow the state to retain and spend state revenues that
would otherwise need to be refunded for exceeding the estimate in the
ballot information booklet analysis for proposition EE and to allow the
state to maintain the tax rates established in proposition EE that would
otherwise need to be decreased. If voters reject the ballot issue, the state
will both:
  • Refund $23.65 million to distributors and wholesalers in a
reasonable manner determined by the department of
revenue; and
  • Reduce by 11.53% the tax rates of the taxes on cigarettes,
tobacco products, and nicotine products created or
increased by proposition EE.
If voters approve the ballot measure:
  • The money set aside for the potential refund related to
proposition EE will instead be transferred to the preschool
programs cash fund and the general fund; and
  • The new tax on nicotine products and the increased taxes
on cigarettes and tobacco products in proposition EE will
stay at the rates required by proposition EE.
The refund or alternative spending is made or backfilled from
revenue in the newly created proposition EE cash fund, which consists of
$23.65 million from the preschool programs cash fund and the general

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