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HB 2565 - Roll-Your-Own Cigarette Tax Requirements - Key Vote

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Jeff Morris voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Roll-Your-Own Cigarette Tax Requirements

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Roll-Your-Own Cigarette Tax Requirements

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the definition of cigarette to include roll-your-own cigarettes and requires retailers to pay taxes on the components of roll-your-own cigarettes, effective July 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that the definition of “cigarette” includes a “roll-your-own cigarette” (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “roll-your-own cigarettes” as cigarettes produced by a commercial cigarette-making machine (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “commercial cigarette-making machine” as a machine operated in a retail establishment that is capable of being loaded with the components of roll-your-own cigarettes including, but not limited to, loose tobacco, cigarette paper, and filters (Sec. 1).
  • Requires retailers to affix a tax stamp to each box of roll-your-own cigarettes provided to consumers (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes retailers to charge an additional 5 cents per cigarette to offset the cost of the tax (Sec. 10).
  • Specifies that each cigarette tube or cigarette paper provided to the consumer is considered a cigarette for the purpose of imposing and collecting taxes (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits retailers from providing consumers with access to commercial cigarette-making machines without providing a box with a properly affixed tax stamp (Sec. 4).
  • Establishes a penalty of $10 per 20 roll-your-own cigarettes, in addition to unpaid taxes, for any violation of this bill (Sec. 7).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (66-32) - (Key vote)

Title: Roll-Your-Own Cigarette Tax Requirements

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the definition of cigarette to include roll-your-own cigarettes and requires retailers to pay taxes on the components of roll-your-own cigarettes, effective July 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that the definition of “cigarette” includes a “roll-your-own cigarette” (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “roll-your-own cigarettes” as cigarettes produced by a commercial cigarette-making machine (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “commercial cigarette-making machine” as a machine operated in a retail establishment that is capable of being loaded with the components of roll-your-own cigarettes including, but not limited to, loose tobacco, cigarette paper, and filters (Sec. 1).
  • Requires retailers to affix a tax stamp to each box of roll-your-own cigarettes provided to consumers (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes retailers to charge an additional 5 cents per cigarette to offset the cost of the tax (Sec. 10).
  • Specifies that each cigarette tube or cigarette paper provided to the consumer is considered a cigarette for the purpose of imposing and collecting taxes (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits retailers from providing consumers with access to commercial cigarette-making machines without providing a box with a properly affixed tax stamp (Sec. 4).
  • Establishes a penalty of $10 per 20 roll-your-own cigarettes, in addition to unpaid taxes, for any violation of this bill (Sec. 7).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (65-32) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (67-30) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Roll-Your-Own Cigarette Tax Requirements

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