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Budget Summary FY2011

Outside Section 173
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Encrypted Digital Tax Stamping for Cigarettes

SECTION 173.   The department of revenue shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on revenue on the planned encrypted digital tax stamp system to be implemented pursuant to section 7B of chapter 64C of the General Laws and section 3A of chapter 64H of the General Laws, within 60 days after the effective date of this act. The report shall include a detailed analysis of the department's financing plan for the encrypted digital tax stamp system which shall include, but not be limited to, the department's estimates of the cost of the acquisition and installation of the new equipment and the ongoing costs of maintaining and operating the equipment, including any annual service contract required. The report shall also include the estimated net revenue increase projected to be realized by the commonwealth as a result of the encrypted digital tax stamp system, recommendations, if any, and drafts of legislation necessary to carry those recommendations into effect in order to implement this program and a report by the department in the area of tobacco tax enforcement.