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No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 4614 would make a host of statutory changes to the sale of cigarettes and the collection of applicable cigarette taxes. Many of the changes this bill would make are administrative or clarifying changes, such as defining various terms.
Current law exempts Texans who transport 200 or fewer cigarettes into this state from another state for personal use from paying the cigarette tax. This bill would extend that exemption to people who transport 200 or fewer cigarettes into this state from from an Indian reservation.
The bill would prohibit the comptroller from issuing a permit for a place of business that is a residence or a unit in a public storage facility. Elsewhere in the statute this is already prohibited.
The bill would require a permit for an export warehouse with the stipulation that a fee is not required for an export warehouse permit.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 4614 which is primarily a housekeeping bill with no significant or substantive changes to statute. This bill does not appear to affect our liberty principles and we remain neutral.