NAMA Alert: Michigan Governor Snyder Prohibits Local Food, Sweetened Beverage Taxes

Oct. 31, 2017

According to a recent statement by the national association representing convenience services, NAMA, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder just signed legislation to ban cities and counties from levying taxes and other fees on beverages, food and prepared food sold in the state. 

The NAMA alert when on to say:
Although no Michigan locality has launched a sweetened beverage tax campaign, the House and Senate’s passage of the legislation earlier this month is a response to a growing number of municipalities and counties adopting sugar sweetened beverage taxes, including Seattle, San Francisco and Philadelphia, and the recently repealed beverage tax in Cook County, IL, 
The support for and passage of this legislation was the result of a diverse, bipartisan coalition of Michigan small businesses, farmers, grocers, and labor leaders as well as operators and leaders in the food and refreshment services industry –including the Michigan Distributors and Vendors Association (MDVA), a NAMA state council.


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