WV Legislature Completes Work On Soda Tax Repeal

WV Gazette

Lacie Pierson

March 12, 2022

The West Virginia Legislature finished its work in repealing the state’s 71-year-old soda tax Saturday, the last day of the 2022 Legislative Session.

The House of Delegates adopted Senate Bill 533 in a 94-0 vote Saturday evening, setting in motion the repeal of the tax in July 2024. The Senate later agreed to technical changes made by the House, sending the bill to Gov. Jim Justice for his consideration.

The tax is applicable to bottled soft drinks, soft drink syrups and dry mixtures used to make soft drinks.

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