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2012 House Bill 5468: Revise prepaid cell phone contract 9-1-1 tax

Public Act 260 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R) on March 13, 2012, to replace current taxes imposed on pre-paid cell phone service to cover the cost of government 9-1-1 service with a new 1.92 percent levy. The current 9-1-1 service tax regime would still apply to other kinds of cell phone accounts.
    • Referred to the House Energy and Technology Committee on March 13, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on May 1, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on May 2, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 2, 2012.
  2. Passed 106 to 3 in the House on May 3, 2012, to replace current taxes imposed on pre-paid cell phone service to cover the cost of government 9-1-1 service, with a new 1.92 percent levy imposed at the point of sale (like sales tax). The current 9-1-1 service tax regime would still apply to other kinds of cell phone accounts.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 8, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Energy and Technology Committee on May 8, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 7, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on June 12, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 12, 2012.
  4. Passed 29 to 7 in the Senate on June 13, 2012, to replace current taxes imposed on pre-paid cell phone service to cover the cost of government 9-1-1 service, with a new 1.92 percent levy imposed at the point of sale (like sales tax). The current 9-1-1 service tax regime would still apply to other kinds of cell phone accounts.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on June 13, 2012.
  6. Passed 106 to 4 in the House on June 13, 2012, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 26, 2012.

Comments

Re: 2012 House Bill 5468 (Revise prepaid cell phone contract 9-1-1 tax )  by isabelleelise on May 6, 2012 

This tax seems like it would mostly effect the poor and military service members... who are the ones most likely to purchase pre-paid cell service.   I say no new taxes. 



2012 House Bill 5468 (Revise prepaid cell phone contract 9-1-1 tax )  by admin on May 6, 2012 
Introduced in the House on March 13, 2012, to replace current taxes imposed on pre-paid cell phone service to cover the cost of government 9-1-1 service, with a new 1.92 percent levy imposed at the point of sale (like sales tax). The current 9-1-1 service tax regime would still apply to other kinds of cell phone accounts

The vote was 106 in favor, 3 opposed and 1 not voting

(House Roll Call 248 at House Journal 0)

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