2004 House Bill 5632

House Roll Call 394: The amendment was adopted

To give tobacco sellers a two week "grace period" after July 1 to phase in the tax after it goes into effect, so they can sell off inventory on which the previous lower tax has already been paid without having to remit the difference in tax rates to the state. Smokers would still have to pay the higher tax beginning July 1.

62 Yeas / 43 Nays
Republican (61 Yeas / 1 Nay)
Democrat (1 Yea / 42 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (4)