SUBJECT: LIQUOR, Broaden Cooler Beverage Definition, Harmonize Tax Rate on Beer
BILL NUMBER: HB 2412; SB 2712 (Identical)
INTRODUCED BY: HB by YAMASHITA, CULLEN, FUKUMOTO, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KONG, C. LEE, LUKE, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NISHIMOTO, SAIKI, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TOKIOKA, YAMANE, Ito, San Buenaventura; SB by WAKAI, Baker, Dela Cruz, K. Kahele, Nishihara, Riviere
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Includes distilled beverages containing spirits and added blending materials that contain less than twelve per cent of alcohol by volume in the cooler beverage definition. Deletes definition of draft beer. Applies the tax rate on draft beer to all beer. The bill appears reasonable to align the tax system to current industry practices.
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