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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects $1.50 per pack smoking-cessation fee

The approval of the $1.50 per pack increase was fought in Oklahoma state court by Reynolds American Inc., Philip Morris USA and several convenience stores, wholesalers and smokers. The law was set to go into effect in late August.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 14, 2017 15:13
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TOBACCO v. STATE OF OKLAHOMA: APPLICATION TO ASSUME ORIGINAL ,JURISDICTION AND PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RELIEF AND WRITS OF PROHIBITION AND/OR MANDAMUS (PDF)

DECLARATORY RELIEF GRANTED. SECTIONS 2, 7, 8, AND 9 OF SB 845 ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Combs, C.J., Gurich, V.C.J., Kauger, Winchester, Edmondson, Rei±: and Wyrick, JJ., concur. Watt and Colbert, JJ., concur in part and dissent in part.
TownNews.com
added Aug 13, 2017 02:59
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[Oklahoma] Vocal response to cigarette 'fee' ruling

Lawmakers and the public had plenty to say Thursday after the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down a bill that put a $1.50 fee on every pack of cigarettes. The fee would have raised $215 million for health agencies, but the court said it was unconstitution
The Oklahoman
added Aug 11, 2017 18:46
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Oklahoma Supreme Court rules fee on cigarettes unconstitutional

Republican Governor Mary Fallin said invalidating the fee would cause a $215 million budget shortfall. Most of the revenue created by the passage in May of the "cessation" fee - $1.50 per pack of cigarettes - was earmarked for health and human services ag
Reuters
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10
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[Oklahoma] Okla. Supreme Court Tosses State's New $1.50 Cigarette Tax ($$)

ruling the hastily enacted law violated constitutional provisions meant to discourage the raising of new taxes. Despite “extraordinary” arguments from the state that the fee was not a tax and was intended to discourage smoking, the Supreme Court of Oklah
Law360
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10
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[Oklahoma] Cigarette tax struck down

The lawsuit was brought by tobacco companies. The court found that lawmakers failed to follow constitutional requirements for revenue raising measures and tax increases. The ruling has sparked much discussion statewide. Here are some statements put out
Stillwater (OK) News-Press
added Aug 11, 2017 14:10
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Oklahoma Democratic leaders call for special session after cigarette fee struck down

Democratic leaders of the Oklahoma Legislature are calling for a special session after the state Supreme Court ruled a cigarette tax unconstitutional. The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled a $1.50 per pack "tobacco cessation fee" passed by the legislature to
KTUL-TV Channel 8 (Tulsa, OK)
added Aug 10, 2017 19:18
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Oklahoma court overturns $1.50 per pack cigarette fee

rejected the state's claim that the fee is intended to protect the public welfare by discouraging smoking. The court agreed that the fee violates a state constitutional prohibition against passing revenue-raising measures in the final five days of a legis
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 10, 2017 19:06
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Some Oklahoma High Court Justices Say Fees May Be Fine

The new cigarette fee was also passed in the final five days of the legislative session and without a supermajority of lawmakers, said former U.S. Attorney Robert McCampbell, who represents Phillip Morris USA Inc., R.J Reynolds Tobacco Co. and others in
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 9, 2017 15:07
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‘If it looks like a duck’: Oklahoma Supreme Court hears budget lawsuits

McCampbell is representing tobacco companies who challenged the constitutionality of SB 845, which implemented a $1.50-per-pack fee on the basis that it and a handful of minor statutory tweaks would reduce smoking in the state of Oklahoma.
NonDoc
added Aug 9, 2017 15:06
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