2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Colgan
Tobacco Use Prevention-Cigarette Tax

Item 304 #4s

Item 304 #4s

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2001 $15,000,000 FY2002 $15,000,000 GF

Page 235, line 13, strike "$47,317,284" and insert "$62,317,284".
Page 235, line 13, strike "$47,324,396" and insert "$62,324,396".
Page 239, after line 18 insert:
"G.  Through the dedication of tobacco taxes paid on cigarettes in Virginia (approximately $15,000,000 per year, or $6,000,000 per cent of tax), funds shall be provided annually to direct a statewide, comprehensive tobacco use prevention and control program for all Virginians to reduce the burden of tobacco-related disease in the Commonwealth honoring the intent of the tobacco settlement.  Priority funding will be given to those projects that encourage collaborative partnerships with entities providing successful program outcomes and other services that reduce tobacco use and ease the burden of tobacco-related diseases."

(This amendment dedicates cigarette taxes for prevention and control of tobacco use, with the intent to distribute funding to the following:Community Programs to Reduce Tobacco Use: 23%Community Programs to Reduce Burden of Tobacco-Related Diseases: 12%Counter Marketing: 15%Cessation Programs: 32%Surveillance and Evaluation: 12%Administration and Management: 6%.)