Bill Status of HB5690  98th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Robyn Gabel - Esther Golar - Elizabeth Hernandez - Linda Chapa LaVia, Laura Fine, Ann Williams and La Shawn K. Ford

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, Syrups, and Powder Tax Law. Imposes a tax on distributors of bottled sugar-sweetened beverages, syrups, or powders. Provides that the tax is imposed at the rate of $0.01 per ounce of bottled sugar-sweetened beverages sold or offered for sale to a retailer for sale in the State to a consumer. Provides that the distributor shall add the amount of the tax to the price of sugar-sweetened beverages sold to a retailer, and the retailer shall pass the amount of the tax through to the consumer. Requires those distributors to obtain permits. Contains provisions concerning the distribution of the proceeds. Effective January 1, 2015.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/14/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/19/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  2/20/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  2/20/2014HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Esther Golar
  2/20/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/25/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann Williams
  2/25/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  2/25/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/27/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  2/27/2014HouseAssigned to Revenue & Finance Committee
  2/27/2014HouseTo Sales and Other Taxes Subcommittee
  3/6/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/19/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/19/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/20/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Revenue & Finance Committee
  3/28/2014HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/28/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die