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2012 House Bill 5468: Revise prepaid cell phone contract 9-1-1 tax (Senate Roll Call 496)
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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.
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The vote was 29 in favor, 7 against, and 2 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 496)

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Vote
In Favor In Favor
Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Democrat
752575%
8928%
168416%
12 total votes
Republican
762476%
237723%
1000%
26 total votes

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Revise prepaid cell phone contract 9-1-1 tax

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Bieda (D)Gleason (D)Gregory (D)Hopgood (D)Hunter (D)
Smith (D)Warren (D)Whitmer (D)Young (D) 

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Casperson (R)Caswell (R)Emmons (R)Hansen (R)
Hildenbrand (R)Jansen (R)Jones (R)Kahn (R)Kowall (R)
Marleau (R)Meekhof (R)Moolenaar (R)Nofs (R)Pappageorge (R)
Pavlov (R)Proos (R)Richardville (R)Schuitmaker (R)Walker (R)


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Brandenburg (R)Colbeck (R)Green (R)Hune (R)Robertson (R)
Rocca (R)    


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Hood (D)Johnson (D)



SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

  n  Anderson (D)Y    Bieda (D)Y    Booher (R)  n  Brandenburg (R)Y    Casperson (R)
Y    Caswell (R)  n  Colbeck (R)Y    Emmons (R)Y    Gleason (D)  n  Green (R)
Y    Gregory (D)Y    Hansen (R)Y    Hildenbrand (R)  -  Hood (D)Y    Hopgood (D)
  n  Hune (R)Y    Hunter (D)Y    Jansen (R)  -  Johnson (D)Y    Jones (R)
Y    Kahn (R)Y    Kowall (R)Y    Marleau (R)Y    Meekhof (R)Y    Moolenaar (R)
Y    Nofs (R)Y    Pappageorge (R)Y    Pavlov (R)Y    Proos (R)Y    Richardville (R)
  n  Robertson (R)  n  Rocca (R)Y    Schuitmaker (R)Y    Smith (D)Y    Walker (R)
Y    Warren (D)Y    Whitmer (D)Y    Young (D)  

Senate Roll Call 496 on 2012 House Bill 5468

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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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