For the purposes of section 307.696 of the Revised Code and to pay the expenses of levying the tax or for such purposes and to provide revenues to the county for permanent improvements, the board of county commissioners of a county that levies a tax under division (A) or (C) of section 5743.024 of the Revised Code shall by resolution adopted by a majority of the board levy a tax at the same rate on the use, consumption, or storage for consumption of cigarettes by consumers in the county, provided that the tax shall not apply if the tax levied by division (A) or (C) of section 5743.024 of the Revised Code has been paid. The tax shall take effect on the date that a tax levied under division (A) or (C) of section 5743.024 of the Revised Code takes effect, and shall remain in effect as long as the tax levied under such division remains effective.
No tax shall be levied under this section on or after the effective date of the amendment of this section by H.B. 562 of the 127th general assembly. This paragraph does not prevent the collection of any tax levied under this section before that date so long as that tax remains effective.
Effective Date: 07-19-1995; 2008 HB562 09-22-2008