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Titles (2)

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Short Titles as Introduced

Tobacco Tax Equity Act of 2012

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax rate parity among all tobacco products, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/10/2012Introduced in Senate

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Date All Actions
05/10/2012Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Lautenberg, Frank R. [D-NJ]* 05/10/2012
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 05/10/2012

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Finance05/10/2012 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (05/10/2012)

Tobacco Tax Equity Act of 2012 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to tax pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco products, and large cigars at the same level as cigarettes. Revises the definition of "tobacco products" to include any other product containing tobacco that is intended or expected to be consumed.

Makes smokeless tobacco products sold in discrete single-use units subject to an excise tax of $50.33 per thousand.