QUICK LINKS: Vending Videos  |  Micromarkets  |

VT Classifieds

|

Buy a Classified Ad

|

Editorial Calendars

|

Circulation Data

|

Downloads

|

Bookstore

|

Operators Date Book

Search:      

Bookmark this site




Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 2, February 2013, Posted On: 1/18/2013


Nebraska Lawmaker Wants To End Soda Tax Exemption


Emily Jed
Emily@vendingtimes.net
TAGS: vending, vending machine, Nebraska vending machine tax, Sen. Bill Avery, Nebraska sales tax exemption for carbonated beverages, Dr. Bob Rauner, packaged soft drinks

LINCOLN, NE -- Nebraska state Sen. Bill Avery (D) is sponsoring a measure that would end the Nebraska sales tax exemption for carbonated beverages.

Avery partnered with Dr. Bob Rauner, the chairman of the Nebraska Medical Association Public Health Committee, to draft the bill. The Nebraska Healthy Kids Act designates 70% of the predicted tax revenue to fund a statewide school wellness program to combat obesity and the balance to local health departments.

Nebraska currently labels packaged soft drinks as food, which exempts them from a 7% state and city sales tax levied on other nonfood items. Fountain drinks already are subject to the tax.

Rauner said that by revoking the exemption on bottled or canned soft drinks, the state would rake in around $11 million.

Sen. Avery introduced a similar bill last year, but it never made it to the full Legislature.


Topic: Vending Features

Articles:
  • FuelRod Places Device Charger Vending Machines At Oakland Airport
  • Crane Co. 2014 Q3 Results: EPS Increases 7%; Payments And Vending Segment Posts $181.1 Million In Sales
  • Florida's Vending Association Gathers For Technology Update
  • WiLan Pacts With Panasonic For Vending Patent Rights
  • NAMA Foundation's First Online And Silent Auction Opens For Bidding: Oct. 27

Copyright © 2014 Vending Times Inc. All rights reserved. 
P: (516) 442-1850 | F: (516) 442-1849 | subscriptions@vendingtimes.net
55 Maple Ave. - Ste. 304, Rockville Centre, NY 11570