Amendment #14 to H.3382

Funding tobacco cessation and prevention

Representatives Hecht of Watertown and Lewis of Winchester move that the bill be amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section:



SECTION XX. Section 6 of Chapter 64C, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-



Notwithstanding the provisions of section 28, and the provisions of this section, a portion of cigarette excise revenues paid under this section shall be credited to the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention program within the Department of Public Health. The amount credited to the fund in fiscal year 2014 shall be twenty per cent of the monthly excess, if any, on cigarette excise payments received in August 2013 to June 2014 over the cigarette excise payments received in the same months in the previous fiscal year. The amount credited to the Fund in fiscal year 2015 shall be twenty per cent of the monthly excess in cigarette excise payments received in fiscal year 2015 over cigarette excise payments received in the same months in fiscal year 2012. The amount credited to the fund in fiscal year 2016 and thereafter shall be twenty per cent of the monthly cigarette revenue received in each such year multiplied by the percentage of cigarette excise collections in 2015 that were credited to the fund.