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H 7323 - 2012-2013 Budget - Key Vote

Rhode Island Key Votes

Michael Chippendale voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: 2012-2013 Budget

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (30-7) - (Key vote)

Title: 2012-2013 Budget

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds for fiscal year 2012-2013.

Highlights:
  • Requires individuals or businesses that provide “services” to pay a 7 percent sales tax (Art. 21, Sec. 4).
  • Defines “services” as all activities engaged in for other persons for a fee, retainer, commission, or other monetary charge performed in the state which do not include selling property these include, but are not limited to, the following (Art. 21, Sec. 4):
    • Pet care services that are not veterinary and testing laboratory services;
    • Taxi and limousine services; and
    • Other road transportation services.
  • Authorizes a 7 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear that cost more than $250 per item, effective October 1, 2012 (Art. 21, Sec. 3).
  • Exempts clothing accessories, equipment, special clothing or footwear designed for athletic activity or protective use from the provisions of this bill (Art. 21, Sec. 3).
  • Authorizes a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge (Art. 20, Sec. 3).
  • Increases the tax on cigarettes from $3.46 to $3.50 per pack of 20 (Art. 21, Sec. 6).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (57-15) - (Key vote)

Title: 2012-2013 Budget

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds for fiscal year 2012-2013.

Highlights:
  • Requires individuals or businesses that provide “services” to pay a 7 percent sales tax (Art. 21, Sec. 4).
  • Defines “services” as all activities engaged in for other persons for a fee, retainer, commission, or other monetary charge performed in the state which do not include selling property these include, but are not limited to, the following (Art. 21, Sec. 4):
    • Pet care services that are not veterinary and testing laboratory services;
    • Taxi and limousine services; and
    • Other road transportation services.
  • Authorizes a 7 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear that cost more than $250 per item, effective October 1, 2012 (Art. 21, Sec. 3).
  • Exempts clothing accessories, equipment, special clothing or footwear designed for athletic activity or protective use from the provisions of this bill (Art. 21, Sec. 3).
  • Authorizes a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge (Art. 20, Sec. 3).
  • Increases the tax on cigarettes from $3.46 to $3.50 per pack of 20 (Art. 21, Sec. 6).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: 2012-2013 Budget

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