Establish a Tax on Water Extracted for Bottling in Order To Secure the Economic Future of Rural Maine
|Sponsor:||Representative Lori Gramlich, House 13|
|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.