This bill establishes an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, including syrups and powders used to make sugar-sweetened beverages. Funds from the excise tax will be used to support the Drug Court Fund, the Veterans Fund, the Head Start Fund, the Drug Treatment Fund, the Obesity and Chronic Disease Fund, Healthy Food Access Fund, the After-school Program Fund and the Maine Drinking Water Fund.

MTA Position: Opposed

Status: ONTP