Washington Water, Carbonated Beverages and Beer Tax Initiative (2010)
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Text of measure
The ballot title read:
- Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1095 concerns ending temporary taxes on bottled water, carbonated beverages, and beer.
- Concise Description:This measure would end three temporary taxes otherwise expiring in 2013: sales tax on some bottled water, and taxes on the activities of selling certain carbonated beverages, and of manufacturing and selling beer.
- Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]
According to the description prepared by the Washington Secretary of State:
This measure would end temporary taxes which would otherwise expire June 30, 2013. The temporary taxes include: extending the general sales tax to bottled water, with certain exceptions; a tax on the activity of selling certain carbonated beverages, at two cents per twelve-ounces, exempting each bottler’s first $10,000,000 of gross sales; and a tax on manufacturing and selling beer, in the amount of $15.50 per thirty-one gallon barrel, with an exception for certain small-volume producers.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Washington signature requirements
According to state officials, no petitions were filed in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot. In order to qualify for the November ballot, supporters were required to submit a minimum of 241,153 valid signatures by July 2, 2010.
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