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2nd Sub. S.B. 15

Senate Floor Amendments

Amendment 7 February 25, 2000 3:17 PM

Senator D. Edgar Allen proposes the following amendments:

1.    Page 6, Line 151:    Delete 151 and insert:
        "(5)(a) Fifty percent of the interest earned annually on the account shall remain in the account and be invested and treated as principal.
        (b) Between 25% and 50% of the interest earned annually on the account shall be appropriated by the Legislature:
        (i) to fund tobacco prevention, reduction, cessation, and control programs; and
        (ii) to help pay for the ongoing cost of treating tobacco and substance abuse-related illnesses and diseases, especially for the elderly and which may include home and community-based services.
        (c) Any annual interest earned on the account that remains after Subsections (5)(a) and (b) may be appropriated by the Legislature for any purpose.