Legislative Successes

PASSED – P.A. 63, of 1995, to add bakery products to the list of nine items exempt from sales tax when sold from vending machines

PASSED – P.A. 576, of 1996, to exempt all products from sales tax when sold from non-heated or cooled vending machines, also exempted vended juice from sales tax

PASSED – P.A. 187, of 1997, to implement Michigan’s cigarette tax stamping program and increase wholesaler discount

PASSED – P.A. 60, of 1998, to protect vendors from state audits of sales tax exemptions

PASSED – P.A. 368, of 1998, to prohibit gray market cigarettes

PASSED – P.A. 417, of 2000, to exempt vended pop from sales tax

PASSED – P.A. 503, of 2002, to increase tobacco wholesalers discount

PASSED – P.A. 607, of 2002, to create a tobacco tax bad debt deduction

PASSED – P.A. 286, of 2003, to add allocable share amendment to the MSA enforcement

PASSED – P.A. 285, of 2003, to impose an equity assessment on NPM cigarettes

PASSED – P.A. 474 of 2004, to tighten enforcement on illegal internet cigarette sales

DEFEATED – HB 4912-4913 and SB 587-588 of 2005, to repeal the sales tax exemptions on vended products

DEFEATED – HB 4385 and SB 328 of 2007, to increase the cigarette and OTP tax

DEFEATED – HB 5252 of 2007, to eliminate the cigarette stamping discount, and repeal the tobacco products tax bad debt deduction

DEFEATED – HB 5255 of 2007, to repeal the sales tax exemptions on vended products

PASSED – P.A. 458 & 459 of 2008, to tighten enforcement on illegal tobacco tax trafficking

PASSED – P.A. 433 of 2008, to phase out tobacco taxes from gross receipts in Michigan Business Tax

DEFEATED – HB 6219 – 6220 of 2009, to repeal the sales tax exemptions on vended products

PASSED – P.A. 200 of 2010, to reimburse wholesalers for Michigan Business Tax payments that included tobacco taxes in the gross receipts component

DEFEATED – HB 4381-4382 and SB 317-320 of 2007, to repeal the sales tax exemptions on vended products

PASSED – P.A. 188, of 2012, to reimburse wholesalers for new cigarette stamping machines and other costs to move to new tax stamp, and enforce against illegal RYO machines.