Montana Tobacco Disease Prevention Act, I-146 (2002)
|Voting on Tobacco|
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The amendment sought to establish a statewide tobacco-use prevention program and expand access to health insurance programs using tobacco settlement funds.
|I-146 (Tobacco Disease Prevention Act)|
Official results via: The Montana Secretary of State
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The language that appeared on the ballot:
In 1998, Montana reached a settlement agreement with tobacco companies under which Montana will receive annual payments from the companies as long as cigarettes are sold in Montana. This initiative dedicates 49 percent of the settlement funds received each year for a state-wide tobacco disease prevention program designed to discourage children from starting to smoke and assist adults in quitting smoking. Funds would also be used for programs which provide health insurance benefits to those Montanans who cannot otherwise afford or acquire health insurance. The initiative also creates a tobacco prevention advisory board.
The initiative will annually require $14 million of tobacco settlement funds currently deposited in the state general fund to be deposited: $9.1 million into a fund for tobacco disease prevention and $4.9 million into a fund for providing health insurance benefits to those who cannot afford or acquire them.
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