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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
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10

[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
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10

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

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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Oklahoma Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Cigarette Fee, Motor Vehicle Sales Tax

One of the challenged bills, which creates a fee of $1.50 per pack on cigarettes, would generate an estimated $225 million in revenue for public health agencies like the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority, the Department of Human Services, and the Department
KGOU Radio (Norman, OK)
added Aug 9, 2017 15:04

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

‘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.
added Aug 9, 2017 15:06

Oklahoma Supreme Court hears arguments on cigarette fee legal challenge

is hearing oral arguments Tuesday morning on a legal challenge to Senate Bill 845 filed by cigarette companies and others. The measure was passed after failed attempts to impose a $1.50-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes in addition to the existing $1.0
Tulsa (OK) World
added Aug 8, 2017 20:05

Sparks Continue to Fly in Oklahoma Cigarette Fee Debate

The drama surrounding Oklahoma’s cigarette fee has dragged on into summer. ... In response to the initial lawsuit, the Oklahoma solicitor general filed a brief in support of the cigarette fee, claiming the law primarily functions as a health initiative to
Tax Foundation
added Aug 4, 2017 20:59

[Oklahoma] OSMA supports tobacco fee passed by legislatures

The Oklahoma State Medical Association, which is 4,000 doctors in the state, support the $1.50 tobacco fee. They're saying it's a public health benefit. The supreme court will hear from OSMA, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Ca
KOKH FOX25 (Oklahoma City, OK)
added Jul 23, 2017 20:00
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