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[Oklahoma] Capitol Insider: What Happens If The Supreme Court Finds The Cigarette Fee Unconstitutional?
the Alcoholic Beverage Law Enforcement Commission, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. If the court finds the fee unconstitutional, those agencies will los
Jun 17, 2017 KGOU Radio (Norman, OK)
added Jun 17, 2017 14:15
joined Oklahoma tobacco wholesalers in filing a writ of prohibition to the state Supreme Court over the government’s attempt to pass a tax that would require tobacco wholesalers to pay an additional $1.50 per pack of cigarettes (James P. Naifeh, et al. v.
Jun 14, 2017 Lexis Nexis
added Jun 14, 2017 21:08
The lawsuit also notes that most of the revenues to be generated aren't designated for smoking-related purposes. Instead, they are set to go primarily to the state's mental health agency, the Department of Human Services and the agency that runs Oklahoma
Jun 12, 2017 NewsOK
added Jun 13, 2017 21:01
A Democratic lawmaker from Oklahoma City is warning of deeper cuts to vital state agencies if a recent lawsuit challenging the state's new cigarette tax is upheld. The $1.50 per pack tax was passed as part of the state's $6.8 billion dollar budget for
Jun 12, 2017 KSWO-TV ( Lawton, OK)
added Jun 13, 2017 01:18
The battle over Oklahoma's budget is not over. The Supreme Court will likely settle a lawsuit from tobacco companies. They argue the state broke the law when it tried to close the $878 million budget hole.
Jun 12, 2017 KOCO-TV Ch. 5
added Jun 12, 2017 22:10
Dunnington now predicts a special session will be held this fall. The main reason why is based on a lawsuit that was filed not even two weeks after the session ended. Two tobacco companies are suing the state over the cigarette fee that was passed on the
Jun 12, 2017 KOTV Channel 6 (Tulsa, OK)
added Jun 12, 2017 21:42
“If a cigarette tax can be a ‘smoking cessation fee,'” the lawsuit argues, “nothing stops an alcohol tax from becoming an ‘inebriation cessation fee'...lawmakers who voted for this bill may wish they had appreciated the simple concept that words matter.
Jun 12, 2017 The Oklahoman
added Jun 12, 2017 14:11
Mike Hunter said he will defend the state after two major tobacco companies filed a lawsuit against Oklahoma challenging the constitutionality of a tobacco cessation fee. Philip Morris USA and RJ Reynolds filed suit with the Oklahoma Supreme Court over a
Jun 9, 2017 Red Dirt Report (Oklahoma City, OK)
added Jun 9, 2017 22:42
Phillip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. along with two retailers, Hutches and Rogers Oil Company and wholesaler Stephenson Wholesale of Durant, among others filed the case on Wednesday. They allege the fee is unconstitutional because of when and
Jun 9, 2017 Woodward (OK) News
added Jun 9, 2017 22:39
In the brief, plaintiffs argue the $1.50-per-pack cigarette fee, or the “Smoking Cessation Act,” “flagrantly violates” the Oklahoma constitution. The fee is scheduled to take effect in August, and would generate about $215 million per year for the state
Jun 9, 2017 KGOU Radio (Norman, OK)
added Jun 9, 2017 14:56