Establish a Tax on Water Extracted for Bottling in Order To Secure the Economic Future of Rural Maine

Last updated: Jun 19, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Taxation
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Lori Gramlich, House 13
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 1074




This bill creates an excise tax of 12¢ per gallon on the extraction of groundwater or surface water for commercial bottling for sale. Revenue from the tax must be used to improve the economy of the State by supporting the expansion and improvement of high-speed broadband access and by providing tuition grants for up to 2 years for postsecondary education.