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2009 Senate Bill 264: Ban non fire-safe cigarettes

Public Act 56 of 2009

  1. Introduced by Sen. Tupac Hunter (D) on February 19, 2009, to restrict sales of cigarettes to only those meeting the standard for self-extinguishing cigarettes established by the state of New York. Cigarette makers would have to certify and pay a $1,250 tax for each "brand family" every three years. Violations would be subject to fines up to $100,000 per month, and $25,000 per month for retailers. The bill also would increase various reporting requirements.
    • Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on February 19, 2009.
      • Reported in the Senate on May 7, 2009, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on May 13, 2009, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 13, 2009.
  2. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on May 14, 2009.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on May 14, 2009.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on May 14, 2009.
      • Reported in the House on June 3, 2009, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 102 to 6 in the House on June 11, 2009, to restrict sales of cigarettes to only those meeting the standard for self-extinguishing cigarettes established by the state of New York. Cigarette makers would have to certify and pay a $1,250 tax for each "brand family" every three years. Violations would be subject to fines up to $100,000 per month, and $25,000 per month for retailers. The bill also would increase various reporting requirements.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on June 25, 2009.

Comments

Re: 2009 Senate Bill 264 (Ban non fire-safe cigarettes )  by dirty692001 on February 12, 2010 

 no seriosly do drink at all how would you like it if the government said they had to put more arsnic in it


look i all for the fire safty aspect but flipin carpet glue. use hemp glue it is non toxic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 


 



Re: 2009 Senate Bill 264 (Ban non fire-safe cigarettes )  by dr_not on December 30, 2009 

How about if the government simply takes away YOUR right to have the food you like to eat because it's not healthy for you or your children. Or perhaps they will put in some chemicals in them to keep you from gaining weight and becoming one of the millions of heart attack victims caused by obesity. The #1 killer in the US! And YOU HAVE NO CHOICE you must eat it because that is all there is to eat!!! That is what this is about. The government made this decision for us without consulting any DR or the smoking public and took away OUR right to choose! Let Them continue to take away everyones rights ONE AT A TIME and soon you will no longer have a democracy!!! But I suppose you are smart enough to know what kind of government you will have. If not ... don't go making stupid statements regarding things you know nothing about!!!!!



Re: 2009 Senate Bill 264 (Ban non fire-safe cigarettes )  by dr_not on December 30, 2009 

This bill was passed in order to stop house fires caused by the smoldering cigarettes of a careless few! What they didn't take into consideration is that they are creating a PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE! The chemicals used in these "fire safe" papers are 11- 14% higher than "regular" cigarette papers with absolutely no research on the health effects on legal smokers. Ask ANYONE who has smoked these "Fire Standard Compliant" cigarettes and they will tell you that they are making them very sick with everything from migraines to extreme coughing to vomiting. If the legislators of Michigan believe this is fair to smokers then perhaps they should vote to make ALL ALCOHOL "driver safe" by adding a little poison to the bottle so that people will be too sick to drink and drive!! The #1 cause of car crashes in the US!!! Lets be fair people! This legislation needs to be repealed immediately! Please do the research before turning a large section of the population into guinea pigs because of a few careless people.



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