To Tax Sugar-sweetened Beverages To Fund Programs To Provide Resources for Veterans and Others

Last updated: May 14, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Taxation
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Scott Hamann, House 32
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 1550



UPDATE: The committee voted the bill Unanimous Ought Not to Pass.


This bill establishes an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, including syrups and powders used to make sugar-sweetened beverages. Funds from the excise tax will be used to support the Drug Court Fund, the Veterans Fund, the Head Start Fund, the Drug Treatment Fund, the Obesity and Chronic Disease Fund, Healthy Food Access Fund, the After-school Program Fund and the Maine Drinking Water Fund.