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File #: 100118    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: LAPSED
File created: 3/4/2010 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Title 19 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Finance, Taxes and Collections,' by adding a new Chapter 19-3600, entitled "Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax," under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Tasco
Indexes: SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX
Code sections: 19-3600 - Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax, 19-3601 - Definitions, 19-3602 - Imposition and Rate of the Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax, 19-3603 - Payment of Tax, Title 19 - FINANCE, TAXES AND COLLECTIONS
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 10011800.pdf
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Title
Amending Title 19 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Finance, Taxes and Collections,' by adding a new Chapter 19-3600, entitled "Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax," under certain terms and conditions.
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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 19 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:


TITLE 19. FINANCE, TAXES AND COLLECTIONS.

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CHAPTER 19-3600. SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX.

§ 19-3601. Definitions.

In this Chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this Section, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

(1) Sugar-sweetened beverage. Any non-alcoholic beverage which lists any form of sugar, including high fructose corn syrup, as a listed ingredient; or which is prepared at the point of sale by mixing water with any syrup which lists any form of sugar, including high fructose corn syrup, as a listed ingredient; except that sugar-sweetened beverages shall not include baby formula. Sugar-sweetened beverages include, but are not limited to, soda; non-100%-fruit drinks; sports drinks; flavored water; energy drinks; and pre-sweetened tea. Sugar-sweetened beverages do not include unsweetened drinks to which a purchaser can add, or can request that a seller add, sugar, at the point of sale. The Department of Public Health is authorized to promulgate regulations to clarify the inclusion or exclusion of particular products.

§ 19-3602. Imposition and Rate of the Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax.

(1) There is hereby imposed a tax on the privilege of selling at retail any sugar-sweetened beverage, including but not limited to sales of pre-packaged beverages, sales of fountain beverages, sales at restaurants, and sales from vending machines.

(2) The rate of tax shall be two cents ($.02) per ounce sold of pre-packaged beverage; and 18 cents ($.18) per ounce of syrup used for sales of fountain drinks; all subject to the followi...

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