2004 House Bill 5632

House Roll Call 398: Passed

To raise the state cigarette tax by 75 cents a pack beginning July 1, 2004, not increase taxes on other tobacco products, and use most of the money to avoid budget cuts by reducing general fund contributions to Medicaid. The cigarette tax would increase to $2 a pack, making it the second highest in the more details on how the increased revenue will be spent. The 75-cent tax hike would sunset in 2007, unless the legislature votes later to extend it.

55 Yeas / 53 Nays
Democrat (42 Yeas / 4 Nays)
Republican (13 Yeas / 49 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)