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Seneca: Cigarette tax bill is a throwback to ‘termination era’

Tweet A bill passed by the New York State legislature to force Indian businesses to collect state taxes on cigarettes sold on reservations violates treaty rights and won’t work, Indian leaders said. Approved June 21 by 77-64 in the Assembly and 32-30 in the Senate, the bill requires all cigarettes sold on Indian reservations to have “an affixed cigarette stamp.” The state excise tax on cigarettes will increase from $2.75 a pack to $4.35 a p ... Jump to full article >>

PACT Act Passes Congress

Tweet Roughly one week after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed its version of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act (PACT Act), the U.S. House passed that version in a 387-25 vote, sending the proposal to President Barack Obama for action. The PACT Act would prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from delivering cigarettes ordered over the Internet, in an effort to lessen tax evasion and youth access to tobacco. The bill — which originally p ... Jump to full article >>