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House Bill 1312


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House Bill 1312

ARCHIVE (2000)

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DIGEST OF HB1312 (Updated February 1, 2000 3:44 PM - DI 84)

Distribution of tobacco settlement funds. Provides the Indiana rural development council $300,000 for five years. Establishes the rural community impact fund and appropriates $8.2 million (and $3.7 million for the following five years). Increases the amount of funding local boards of health receive from the local health maintenance fund. Establishes the tobacco fund executive advisory council to make final recommendations to the governor on programs to be funded by the tobacco settlement fund. Establishes the tobacco control advisory committee, the enhanced health planning advisory committee, and the prescriptive drug advisory committee to review program applications and provide oversight and coordination concerning approved programs. Provides that certain cigarettes may not be sold or possessed in Indiana. Appropriates from the tobacco settlement fund: $50 million for operating expenses for programs recommended by the tobacco fund executive advisory council; $7.5 million for addiction services; $2 million for hospice care; $15 million to the state department of health for community health centers; $5 million to the Indiana twenty-first century research and technology fund for tobacco related disease research; $10 million for capital costs associated with approved community health center and minority health initiatives; $2.5million to the local health maintenance fund; $5 million to the Hoosier assurance plan for tobacco programs for certain children; and $2.5 million to ICHIA for premium reductions.
Current Status:
 Out of Committee 2nd House
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