HB 1638 Retail Sales & Use Tax; reduction of rate on food purchased for human consumption, effective date.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Sales and use tax; food for human consumption. Reduces the rate of the state sales and use tax on food for human consumption to 1.5 percent beginning July 1, 2005. Under current law the rate of the state sales and use tax on food is 3 percent, and is scheduled gradually to be reduced to 1.5 percent by July 1, 2007. The bill incorporates HBs 1634, 1635, 1875, 2017, 2339, and 2421.

Full text:
12/17/04  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 053064260  pdf | impact statement
01/24/05  House: Committee substitute printed 053100260-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/24/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1638ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/31/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0521)  pdf

Status:
12/17/04  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 053064260
12/17/04  House: Referred to Committee on Finance
01/12/05  House: Assigned to Finance sub-committee: #2
01/24/05  House: Reported from Finance with sub (22-Y 0-N)
01/24/05  House: Committee substitute printed 053100260-H1
01/25/05  House: Read first time
01/26/05  House: Read second time
01/26/05  House: Committee substitute agreed to 053100260-H1
01/26/05  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1638H1
01/27/05  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/27/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
01/27/05  House: Communicated to Senate
01/28/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on Finance
02/09/05  Senate: Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N)
02/10/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/10/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (38-Y 0-N)
02/11/05  Senate: Read third time
02/11/05  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/11/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1638ER)
02/24/05  House: Enrolled
02/24/05  House: Signed by Speaker
02/25/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/22/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 521 (effective 7/1/05)
03/31/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0521)