Passed 32 to 5 in the Senate on September 29, 2004, to extend until 2011 the 7/8ths cent-per-gallon fuel sale "regulatory fee" (tax) levied for the cleanup of underground fuel tanks, and authorize a $43 million "fund raid" on the underground tank cleanup fund to avoid making spending cuts in the 2005 budget. Under current law, the tax would have ended on Sept. 30, 2004, and extending it will increase the tax paid by motorists by approximately $30 million a year. A new council will recommend fuel-related cleanups and other uses for the money, including existing fuel industry regulatory programs now funded by the general fund. The MUSTFA law requires the tax to be used for underground tank cleanup, and a pending lawsuit contends the tax should have been eliminated once there was enough money to pay off MUSTFA's debt.
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The vote was 32 in favor, 5 against, and 1 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 701 at Senate Journal 94)
Fuel tank cleanup tax "fund raid"
|Basham (D)||Bernero (D)||Brater (D)||Cherry (D)||Clark-Coleman (D)|
|Clarke (D)||Emerson (D)||Jacobs (D)||Leland (D)||Olshove (D)|
|Prusi (D)||Schauer (D)||Scott (D)||Switalski (D)||Thomas (D)|
|Allen (R)||Birkholz (R)||Brown (R)||Cropsey (R)||Garcia (R)|
|George (R)||Gilbert (R)||Hammerstrom (R)||Hardiman (R)||Jelinek (R)|
|Johnson (R)||Kuipers (R)||McManus (R)||Sikkema (R)||Stamas (R)|
|Toy (R)||Van Woerkom (R)|
|Bishop (R)||Cassis (R)||Goschka (R)||Patterson (R)||Sanborn (R)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE
SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES
|Y Allen (R)||- Barcia (D)||Y Basham (D)||Y Bernero (D)||Y Birkholz (R)|
|n Bishop (R)||Y Brater (D)||Y Brown (R)||n Cassis (R)||Y Cherry (D)|
|Y Clark-Coleman (D)||Y Clarke (D)||Y Cropsey (R)||Y Emerson (D)||Y Garcia (R)|
|Y George (R)||Y Gilbert (R)||n Goschka (R)||Y Hammerstrom (R)||Y Hardiman (R)|
|Y Jacobs (D)||Y Jelinek (R)||Y Johnson (R)||Y Kuipers (R)||Y Leland (D)|
|Y McManus (R)||Y Olshove (D)||n Patterson (R)||Y Prusi (D)||n Sanborn (R)|
|Y Schauer (D)||Y Scott (D)||Y Sikkema (R)||Y Stamas (R)||Y Switalski (D)|
|Y Thomas (D)||Y Toy (R)||Y Van Woerkom (R)|
Senate Roll Call 701 on 2004 House Bill 6074