S-2318 Scheduled for May 29th at 3pm in room 211 – UPDATED

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UPDATE – This bill has been held for further study. Thank you to everyone who came out to speak and sign-in opposed to the bill. – UPDATE

The supplemental tax bill on firearms and ammunition has finally reared its head and has been scheduled for hearing.

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

NOTICE OF MEETING

DATE: Thursday, May 29, 2014
TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: Room 211 – State House

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

Senate Bill No. 2318
BY Goldin, Metts, DaPonte, Pichardo, Miller
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION–SALES AND USE TAXES — LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION {LC3766/1} (would levy and impose a ten percent (10%) supplemental firearms and ammunition tax upon the purchase and/or sale of any firearm and/or ammunition in this state with the funds collected to be distributed to the police departments)
02/12/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
05/23/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

This bill cannot be allowed to pass. Please plan to have your voice heard on the 29th. Come prepared to speak or with written testimony to submit to the Senate Finance Committee. 

Please contact the Senate Finance Committee and tell them NO to a new TAX !!

Senator David E. Bates
Member
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Senator Daniel DaPonte
Chairperson
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Senator Louis P. DiPalma
1st Vice Chairperson
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Senator James E. Doyle, II
Secretary
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Senator Walter S. Felag Jr.
2nd Vice Chairperson
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Senator Maryellen Goodwin
Member
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Senator Edward J. O’Neill
Member
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Senator Ryan w. Pearson
Member
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Senator Juan M. Pichardo
Member
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Senator V. Susan Sosnowski
Member
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  • Infowars Dan Bidondi

    CALLING ALL PATRIOTS! LET THESE NAZI POLITICIANS KNOW.. NO YOU ARE NOT TOUCHING ARE GUNS IN ANY WAY!
    Leave your criminal hands off our guns, your NOT going to tax us either!
    Each and everyone of you who vote for this bill will face charges of high treason, make no mistake about that!
    Molan Labe
    Dan Bidondi -Infowars.com

    • Fred Smith

      Dan, they need the tax money to pay for the governor’s “Illegals special drivers licenses”

  • Infowars Dan Bidondi

    Every Rhode Islander should be flooding the State House voicing out against these tyrants who seek to chip away at our 2nd Amendment!
    What part of the Right to beer arms shall not be infringed do you Nazi’s not understand!
    -1776
    Dan Bidondi
    You criminals try to take our guns, 1776 will commence again.. Rhode Island was the first to start the Revolution because the British wanted our guns, and we will be the first to do it again if we have to!

  • Fred Smith

    5-29-14 3:00pm rm.211

    senate bill 2318: act taxation – sales/use tax. Liability/computation.
    (lc3766/1) – Goldin, Metts, DaPonte, Pichardo, Miller

    10% supplemental firearms/ammo tax

    This is a discriminatory tax against legal firearms owners especially
    discriminating against sportsmen and target shooters and a burden to
    businesses in state that deal with firearms and ammo, be that Walmart or
    small business gun shops.

    It is unreasonable, unfair, unjustified taxation that will accomplish
    nothing but a shifting of business out of state with the possible loss
    of jobs in this already economically disadvantaged state.

    It is further more an example of political grandstanding by it’s
    sponsors for special interest anti Constitutional groups bank rolled by
    out of state interest groups and can be construed as being in violation
    of both the state and federal Constitutions.

  • Tim Boyden

    Just as an update, because I haven’t seen it reported anywhere other than the Legislature’s bill status website, the Senate Finance Committee voted to hold the bill for further study. It doesn’t mean we are out of the woods on this issue, but does prevent it from going on to a vote and enactment. Hopefully the email I wrote to the Senators helped make this happen! We must remain vigilant and House Bill 7744 for the same proposal is still out there. Keep writing your Senators and Congressmen to make sure these bills don’t reach the light of day!