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S.F. No. 1173 - Modification of local government taxing authority prohibition
Author: Senator Andrew Mathews
Prepared By: Nora Pollock, Senate Counsel (651/297-8066)
Date: February 19, 2019


This bill prohibits a city, county, town, or other taxing authority from increasing or imposing an excise tax on food or containers. The prohibition relating to food applies at the manufacturer, distributor, wholesale, or retail levels. The prohibition does not apply to license fees imposed by a licensing authority in the exercise of that authority to license a trade, profession, or business. Effective the day following final enactment.

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