Bill Eliminating The Pop Tax Awaiting Gov. Justice’s Signature

WOWKTV News 13

Nicky Walters

March 22, 2022

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Consumers could soon be paying a little less for a fizzy beverage in West Virginia.

In this session, lawmakers passed SB533, which would eliminate the long-standing tax on soft drinks as early as July 2024. Now the bill is waiting on the Governor’s signature.

The bill replaces the money from the Pop Tax with money from the State Insurance Premium tax and will continue to provide revenue for WVU School of Medicine as well as sending funding to Marshall University’s School of Medicine and the Osteopathic School of Medicine.

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