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2001 House Bill 5248

Public Act 503 of 2002

Introduced by Rep. Keith Stallworth (D) on October 16, 2001
To increase the cigarette tax from 75-cents to 80-cents a pack, and distribute 48-percent of the increased revenue from the tax increase to school health clinics, and the balance to the state general fund.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on October 16, 2001
Substitute offered by Rep. Judith Scranton (R) on July 3, 2002
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that would increase the 75-cent per pack cigarette tax by 50 cents, and to impose proportionate increases on all other tobacco taxes.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on July 3, 2002
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom Meyer (R) on July 3, 2002
To require a wholesaler to have knowledge that it has acquired cigarettes from a tobacco company not party to the tobacco lawsuit settlement in order to be penalized for not filing certain reports.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on July 3, 2002
To increase the cigarette tax by 50 cents to $1.25 per pack, and to impose proportionate increases on all other tobacco taxes. Of the additional 50 cents, 25 cents would go into the general fund; 20 cents to the school aid fund; four cents to the Medicaid Benefits Trust Fund; and one cent to Wayne County health care programs.
Received in the Senate on July 9, 2002
Amendment offered by Sen. Valde Garcia (R) on July 9, 2002
To increase the reimbursement paid to cigarette wholesalers for collecting and remitting the tobacco tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on July 9, 2002
Substitute offered in the Senate on July 9, 2002
Following House passage. This was the first Senate vote on a bill to increase the cigarette tax by 50 cents to $1.25 per pack, and to impose proportionate increases on all other tobacco taxes. Of the additional 50 cents, 25 cents would go into the general fund; 20 cents to the school aid fund; four cents to the Medicaid Benefits Trust Fund; and one cent to Wayne County health care programs. The second vote took place an hour later.
The substitute failed 15 to 22 in the Senate on July 9, 2002.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Signed by Gov. John Engler on July 18, 2002

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