This proposed law would remove the 6.25% state sales tax on beer, wine, and liquor beverages that are also subject to a separate excise tax under state law. The proposed law would take effect Jan. 1.
This proposed law would repeal an existing state law that allows a qualified organization that wants to build low- or moderate-income housing to apply for a single comprehensive permit from a city or town's zoning board of appeals, instead of having to obtain separate permits from each local agency or official having jurisdiction.
The repeal would take effect Jan. 1, but would not affect any proposed housing that had already received a comprehensive permit and a building permit.
This proposed law would reduce the state sales and use tax rates from 6.25% to 3% on Jan. 1. If the 3% rates would not produce enough revenues to satisfy any lawful pledge in connection with any bond, note, or other contractual obligation, then the rates would instead be reduced to the lowest level allowed by law. If any part of the law were declared invalid, the other parts would stay in effect.