Status Summary

SB 5729 was referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee but has not been scheduled for a hearing. Therefore, the bill is dead.

Legislative Session

2015

Sponsor

Sen. Hargrove

SB 5729 raises the current cigarette tax from three cents per cigarette through June 30, 2015, to five and a half cents beginning July 1, 2015. The revenue collected is to be deposited into the general fund for the immediate need to preserve public health and safety, or support state government and the existing public institutions.