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2012 Senate Bill 1004: Cap cigar tax

Public Act 325 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on March 6, 2012 To cap the tobacco tax on cigars at 50 cents apiece, and mandate that specialty tobacconists must post a sign warning customers that they must pay all state taxes on cigars bought over the internet or through catalogs.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on March 6, 2012
Reported in the Senate on June 7, 2012 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on June 13, 2012
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 13, 2012
Passed 35 to 1 in the Senate on June 14, 2012 (same description)
To cap the tobacco tax on cigars at 50 cents apiece, and mandate that specialty tobacconists must post a sign warning customers that they must pay all state taxes on cigars bought over the internet or through catalogs.
Received in the House on June 14, 2012
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on June 14, 2012
Reported in the House on July 18, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on September 27, 2012
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on September 27, 2012
Substitute offered by Rep. Rudy Hobbs (D) on September 27, 2012 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 27, 2012
Passed 86 to 22 in the House on September 27, 2012 (same description)
To cap the tobacco tax on cigars at 50 cents apiece, and mandate that specialty tobacconists must post a sign warning customers that they must pay all state taxes on cigars bought over the internet or through catalogs.
Received in the Senate on September 27, 2012
Passed 34 to 1 in the Senate on September 27, 2012 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 9, 2012

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