Governor Snyder Signes SB 1017
Governor Snyder signed SB 1017, Creating Public Act 298 of 2014!
Sept 30, 2014
This critical piece of MDVA legislation – to clarify reimbursements to wholesalers for digital stamping costs and equipment – was drafted, lobbied through the legislative process, and signed by the Governor in record time! We had either unanimous or near unanimous votes all along the way: Senate Finance Committee, Senate Floor, House Regulatory Reform Committee, House Floor! The new law has immediate effect.
Information on reimbursement for Case Packers & conveyors as described in SB 1017 is as follows:
(i) Case packers or similar machines to be used exclusively to repack cigarette cartons into case boxes after digital stamps have been applied by eligible equipment to the individual packages of cigarettes contained within those cigarette cartons. Compensation under this subparagraph may only be claimed by a stamping agent if the case packers or similar machines are in addition to, and not a replacement for, 1 or more case packers or similar machines used in connection with cigarette stamping machines which do not use the digital stamp authorized under this act.
(ii) Conveyors to be used exclusively for that portion of a cigarette stamping line that is necessary for and dedicated to cigarette stamping operations using eligible equipment to affix digital stamps to individual packages of cigarettes to be sold in this state. Compensation under this subparagraph may only be claimed by a stamping agent if the cigarette stamping line served by the conveyors is in addition to 1 or more distinct and existing cigarette stamping lines using stamping machines which do not use the digital stamp authorized under this act and that compensation shall not exceed a total of 50% of the amount reimbursed under subdivision (e) for any particular stamping agent.
You can read the complete SB 1017, Public Act 298 by clicking HERE. Case Packer and Conveyor information is found on page 2 (3i and 3ii) of this document.