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Senate Bill 0108

ARCHIVE (2000)

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DIGEST OF SB 108 (Updated March 13, 2000 1:57 PM - DI 44)

Disposition of tobacco settlement funds. Establishes the Indiana tobacco master settlement agreement fund. Provides that all money received by the state under the master settlement agreement shall be deposited in the fund. Establishes limitations on the expenditure of money that is deposited in the fund. Prohibits expenditure of interest on the fund unless specifically appropriated. Establishes a tobacco use prevention and cessation executive board and trust fund to provide grants to implement a long range state plan to reduce the use of tobacco and tobacco products. Provides that expenditures of state funds by state agencies or other public or private entities for programs concerning reduction of tobacco usage are subject to approval by the executive board. Establishes other funds to provide distributions for certain health care programs, biomedical technology and basic research initiatives, local health departments, assistance to low- income senior citizens in purchasing prescription drugs, and assistance to farmers in transitioning from tobacco to other commodities. Provides that certain cigarettes may not be sold, distributed, or transported into Indiana. Makes transitional amendments concerning the existing tobacco settlement fund and appropriations made by the 1999 budget for the children's health insurance program. Makes various appropriations from the Indiana tobacco master settlement agreement fund. Provides that the family and social services administration is to establish a prescription drug program implementing the recommendations from a prescription drug advisory committee.
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