Legislation

SB 646

Senate Bill 646 would establish the following tax:

  • Every distributor selling sugar-sweetened beverages, syrup, or powder in this State shall pay a tax that is hereby imposed at the rate of 1 cent per teaspoon of sugar placed into bottled sugar-sweetened beverages or the equivalent amount of concentrate sold or offered for sale to a retailer for sale in the State to a consumer.

 

Read the full text of the legislation:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SB646_.htm

SB 1085

Senate Bill 1085 would establish the following tax:

  • $1.28 per gallon of bottled sugar-sweetened beverages sold or offered for sale to a retailer for sale in the State to a consumer; and
  • $1.28 per gallon of sugar-sweetened beverage produced from syrup or powder sold or offered for sale to a retailer for sale in the State to a consumer, either as syrup or powder or as a sugar-sweetened beverage derived from that syrup or powder.  The volume of sugar-sweetened beverage produced from syrup or powder shall be the largest volume resulting from use of the syrup or powder according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

 

Read the full text of the legislation:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SB1085_.htm

HB 854

House Bill 854 would establish the following tax:

  • $1.28 per gallon of bottled sugar-sweetened beverages sold or offered for sale to a retailer for sale in the State to a consumer; and
  • $1.28 per gallon of sugar-sweetened beverage produced from syrup or powder sold or offered for sale to a retailer for sale in the State to a consumer, either as syrup or powder or as a sugar-sweetened beverage derived from that syrup or powder.  The volume of sugar-sweetened beverage produced from syrup or powder shall be the largest volume resulting from use of the syrup or powder according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

 

Read the full text of the legislation:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HB854_.htm