Excise Taxes on Firework Sales Amendment 4 Georgia

What the ballot will say:

“Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the proceeds of excise taxes on the sale of fireworks or consumer fireworks be dedicated to the funding of trauma care, firefighter equipping and training, and local public safety purposes?”

This amendment will not add any new taxes. It will use the taxes that are being acquired from the sale of fireworks and fund fire services and public safety.

More specifically:

  • 55 percent of the taxes would go toward trauma care.
  • 40 percent would go to improving the equipment and training of firefighters.
  • And 5 percent would go toward public safety.

 

The only opposition that I found for this amendment was that Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission should not be receiving tax dollars in the first place.

And many supporting this amendment point to the fact that there are many places in south Georgia that desperately need funds to improve their trauma care facilities.

This isn’t one of the more controversial amendments but it is still important to know about it!

If you have any comments or questions let me know,

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