DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Nonnutritive beverage tax. Imposes a tax of: (1) $2 per gallon of syrup or simple syrup used to make nonnutritive beverage; (2) $0.105 per gallon of bottled nonnutritive beverage; or (3) $0.105 per gallon of powder based nonnutritive beverage; on a distributor, manufacturer, or wholesaler of nonnutritive beverages. Establishes and deposits tax revenue in the long term care continuum fund. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning to administer the fund. Provides that money in the fund is used to pay for certain Medicaid services.