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2012 Senate Bill 1004: Cap cigar tax (House Roll Call 566)
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Passed 86 to 22 in the House on September 27, 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.
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The vote was 86 in favor, 22 against, and 2 not voting.
(House Roll Call 566)

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Vote
In Favor In Favor
Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Republican
98298%
1991%
1000%
64 total votes
Democrat
505050%
455545%
4964%
46 total votes

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Cap cigar tax

IN FAVOR

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

Ananich (D)Brunner (D)Byrum (D)Clemente (D)Constan (D)
Dillon (D)Greimel (D)Hammel (D)Haugh (D)Hobbs (D)
Kandrevas (D)Lane (D)LeBlanc (D)Liss (D)McCann (D)
Meadows (D)Nathan (D)Oakes (D)Olumba (D)Segal (D)
Smiley (D)Stapleton (D)Switalski (D)  

HOUSE REPUBLICANS

Agema (R)Bolger (R)Bumstead (R)Callton (R)Cotter (R)
Crawford (R)Daley (R)Damrow (R)Denby (R)Farrington (R)
Forlini (R)Foster (R)Franz (R)Genetski (R)Gilbert (R)
Glardon (R)Goike (R)Graves (R)Haines (R)Haveman (R)
Heise (R)Hooker (R)Horn (R)Hughes (R)Huuki (R)
Jacobsen (R)Jenkins (R)Johnson (R)Knollenberg (R)Kowall (R)
Kurtz (R)LaFontaine (R)Lund (R)Lyons (R)MacGregor (R)
MacMaster (R)McBroom (R)McMillin (R)Moss (R)Muxlow (R)
Nesbitt (R)O'Brien (R)Olson (R)Opsommer (R)Ouimet (R)
Outman (R)Pettalia (R)Poleski (R)Potvin (R)Price (R)
Pscholka (R)Rendon (R)Rogers (R)Schmidt, R. (R)Schmidt, W. (R)
Shaughnessy (R)Shirkey (R)Somerville (R)Stamas (R)Tyler (R)
Walsh (R)Yonker (R)Zorn (R)  


AGAINST

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

Barnett (D)Bauer (D)Bledsoe (D)Brown (D)Cavanagh (D)
Darany (D)Durhal (D)Geiss (D)Hovey-Wright (D)Howze (D)
Irwin (D)Jackson (D)Lindberg (D)Lipton (D)Santana (D)
Slavens (D)Stallworth (D)Stanley (D)Talabi (D)Tlaib (D)
Townsend (D)    

HOUSE REPUBLICANS

Lori (R)


HOUSE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Rutledge (D)Womack (D)



HOUSE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

Y    Agema (R)Y    Ananich (D)  n  Barnett (D)  n  Bauer (D)  n  Bledsoe (D)
Y    Bolger (R)  n  Brown (D)Y    Brunner (D)Y    Bumstead (R)Y    Byrum (D)
Y    Callton (R)  n  Cavanagh (D)Y    Clemente (D)Y    Constan (D)Y    Cotter (R)
Y    Crawford (R)Y    Daley (R)Y    Damrow (R)  n  Darany (D)Y    Denby (R)
Y    Dillon (D)  n  Durhal (D)Y    Farrington (R)Y    Forlini (R)Y    Foster (R)
Y    Franz (R)  n  Geiss (D)Y    Genetski (R)Y    Gilbert (R)Y    Glardon (R)
Y    Goike (R)Y    Graves (R)Y    Greimel (D)Y    Haines (R)Y    Hammel (D)
Y    Haugh (D)Y    Haveman (R)Y    Heise (R)Y    Hobbs (D)Y    Hooker (R)
Y    Horn (R)  n  Hovey-Wright (D)  n  Howze (D)Y    Hughes (R)Y    Huuki (R)
  n  Irwin (D)  n  Jackson (D)Y    Jacobsen (R)Y    Jenkins (R)Y    Johnson (R)
Y    Kandrevas (D)Y    Knollenberg (R)Y    Kowall (R)Y    Kurtz (R)Y    LaFontaine (R)
Y    Lane (D)Y    LeBlanc (D)  n  Lindberg (D)  n  Lipton (D)Y    Liss (D)
  n  Lori (R)Y    Lund (R)Y    Lyons (R)Y    MacGregor (R)Y    MacMaster (R)
Y    McBroom (R)Y    McCann (D)Y    McMillin (R)Y    Meadows (D)Y    Moss (R)
Y    Muxlow (R)Y    Nathan (D)Y    Nesbitt (R)Y    O'Brien (R)Y    Oakes (D)
Y    Olson (R)Y    Olumba (D)Y    Opsommer (R)Y    Ouimet (R)Y    Outman (R)
Y    Pettalia (R)Y    Poleski (R)Y    Potvin (R)Y    Price (R)Y    Pscholka (R)
Y    Rendon (R)Y    Rogers (R)  -  Rutledge (D)  n  Santana (D)Y    Schmidt, R. (R)
Y    Schmidt, W. (R)Y    Segal (D)Y    Shaughnessy (R)Y    Shirkey (R)  n  Slavens (D)
Y    Smiley (D)Y    Somerville (R)  n  Stallworth (D)Y    Stamas (R)  n  Stanley (D)
Y    Stapleton (D)Y    Switalski (D)  n  Talabi (D)  n  Tlaib (D)  n  Townsend (D)
Y    Tyler (R)Y    Walsh (R)  -  Womack (D)Y    Yonker (R)Y    Zorn (R)

House Roll Call 566 on 2012 Senate Bill 1004

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Comments

Re: 2012 Senate Bill 1004 (Cap cigar tax )  by Robin R on April 29, 2012 

Please continue to support this bill until passage. It would bring revenue to the State of Michigan while supporting local businesses. Everyone will win!


1.) The current Michigan cigar tax is very high compared to other states or online cigar purchase options.


2.) As such, many Michigan cigar smokers purchase and ship from purveyors outside our state. Our state, too local tobacconists, lose money as Michigan's cigar tax rate positions us as uncompetitive. Simply, product may be purchased cheaper outside state lines, so sales migrate out.


3.) Further, few/no Michigan cigar purveyors bother expanding their business to online cigar sales as Michigan's cigar tax rate creates a competitive disadvantage.


4.) However, passage of this bill would lower the Michigan cigar tax; greatly increasing in-Michigan cigar purchases. Cigar purveyors could now realize the ROI of expanding their businesses to online sales. There even exists potential of broadening Michigan cigar sales to a national customer base with the addition of this newly competitive online status.


5.) With new, expanded (local, even national) interest in purchasing cigars from Michigan tobacconists, sales and the related tax would migrate in-state, to which, these Michigan cigar purveyors would capture increased taxes for the state. These goods will now be sold/shipped from Michigan.


 


 



2012 Senate Bill 1004 (Cap cigar tax )  by admin on April 29, 2012 
Introduced in the Senate on March 6, 2012

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