Heal Act –Beverages Update
Short Description: HEAL ACT-BEVERAGES
Rep. Robyn Gabel – Esther Golar – Elizabeth Hernandez – Rita Mayfield, Linda Chapa LaVia and Ann Williams
Sales and Other Taxes Subcommittee Hearing Mar 26 2015 8:15AM Capitol Building Room 118 Springfield, IL
Revenue & Finance Committee Hearing Mar 26 2015 8:00AM Capitol Building Room 118 Springfield, IL
CALL TO ACTION – Anyone that can attend this meeting should, we need to let our voices be heard.
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Act. Imposes a tax on distributors of bottled sugar-sweetened beverages, syrups, or powders at the rate of $0.01 per ounce of bottled sugar-sweetened beverages sold or offered for sale to a retailer for sale in the State to a consumer. Requires those distributors to obtain permits. Provides that 2% of the moneys shall be deposited into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund for the administrative costs of the Department of Revenue, and 98% of the moneys shall be deposited into the Illinois Wellness Fund to be used for wellness programs and for expanded obesity prevention and treatment services for Medicaid beneficiaries. Creates an Advisory Council to govern the distribution of Illinois Wellness Fund moneys. Effective July 1, 2015.
Side Note – It seems that every week more and more states are addressing these issues. We must fight to keep taxes down and requirements feasible to our business now or we will endure the detrimental effects of all of this for a long time to come. To read articles from Vending Times relating to Beverages in Hawaii and San Francisco clink the links below.
Hawaii – http://vendingtimes.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=737C17AB0E09499F90660557C93983AD&nm=Articles&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=4&id=7F7156B580154BBC9B3CC270264FEF54
San Francisco, CA – http://vendingtimes.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=737C17AB0E09499F90660557C93983AD&nm=Articles&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=4&id=7736EC21E6E840958F9600D3064BB6DF