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Federal/State:Navajo Nation
Bill:NavNat 0289-13 - Healthy Dine Nation Act of 2013
Summary:Would assess a 2% tax on selected "junk food" items; proceeds would fund community wellness projects.
Sponsor(s):Councilmember Danny Simpson
Status:
As of 11/4/2013: Introduced, passed by Committee on Health, Education and Human Services

Federal/State:Navajo Nation
Bill:NavNat 0290-13 - Eliminate sales tax on certain food items
Summary:Would eliminate sales tax on fresh fruits and vegetables, water, nuts, and seed and nut butters.
Sponsor(s):Councilmember Danny Simpson
Status:
As of 11/4/2013: Introduced, passed by Committee on Health, Education and Human Services

Federal/State:Navajo Nation
Bill:NavNat 0085-13: Navajo Nation Junk Food Tax Act
Summary:Would eliminate sales tax on fresh fruits and vegetables and impose an increase in sales tax on junk food by 2%.
Sponsor(s):Councilmember Danny Simpson
Status:
As of 9/3/2013: Introduced in March 2013, failed to pass