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Federal/State:Massachusetts
Bill:MA HB 2634 - An act to reduce childhood obesity
Summary:Would remove sales and use tax exemption from soft drinks and candy.
Sponsor(s):Representative Kay Khan (D)
Status:
As of 8/30/2013: Hearing scheduled for September 10, 2013
As of 6/20/2013: Hearing scheduled for June 25, 2013
As of 2/18/2013: Referred to Joint Committee on Revenue
As of 2/18/2013: January 11, 2013 - Filed

Federal/State:Massachusetts
Bill:MA HB 1 - Appropriations bill and changes to state sales tax
Summary:Would repeal sales tax exemption for candy and soda, see highlighted section on page 207.
Sponsor(s):Governor Deval Patrick (D)
Status:
As of 2/15/2013: Public hearing scheduled
As of 1/28/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Ways and Means