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House Behavioral Health & Health Care: Monday, March 13, 2023

The committee advanced a new tax on telephone services to fund 9-8-8 call centers.

Hearing Summary

On Monday, the House Behavioral Health & Health Care Committee held a work session on a measure creating a new tax surcharge on telephone bills to pay for 9-8-8 crisis service. The proposal is a revival of a controversial tax measure from the 2021 session and one of only a few measures this session requiring a three-fifths supermajority vote from both chambers.

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