Gov. Edwards signs bills into law

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BATON ROUGE — Today, Governor John Bel Edwards signed the following bills into law:

  • Act 4HB 14: Levies an additional tax on cigarettes
  • Act 5HB 18: Reduces the amount of the discount for accurately reporting and remitting excise taxes on certain tobacco products and the amount of the discount for stamping cigarettes

Gov. Edwards previously signed the following bills into law:

  • Act 1HB 7: Provides relative to corporate income exclusions for dividend income from certain banking institutions
  • Act 2SB 1: Provides relative to the definition of a qualified event or  qualified major event and site selection organizations for purposes of the Major Events Incentive Program
  • Act 3SB 4: Provides for the deposit and use of certain receipts of the Deepwater Horizon Economic Damages Settlement