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2017 House Bill 4999: Ban local food and beverage taxes
Introduced by Rep. Rob VerHeulen (R) on September 20, 2017 To prohibit local governments or quasi-governmental entities from imposing a tax or fee on the manufacture, distribution, wholesaling or retail sale of food for immediate consumption or non-immediate consumption. Among other things this would prohibit local officials from imposing "soda taxes".   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Michigan Competitiveness on September 20, 2017
Reported in the House on October 4, 2017 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Erika Geiss (D) on October 5, 2017 To add an exception allowing a local tax or fee "as otherwise provided by federal law or a law of this state".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 5, 2017
Passed 101 to 7 in the House on October 5, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To prohibit local governments or quasi-governmental entities from imposing a tax or fee on the manufacture, distribution, wholesaling or retail sale of food for immediate consumption or non-immediate consumption. Among other things this would prohibit local officials from imposing "soda taxes".
Received in the Senate on October 10, 2017
Referred to the Senate on October 10, 2017
Passed 30 to 5 in the Senate on October 12, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To prohibit local governments or quasi-governmental entities from imposing a tax or fee on the manufacture, distribution, wholesaling or retail sale of food for immediate consumption or non-immediate consumption. Among other things this would prohibit local officials from imposing "soda taxes".

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