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2012 House Bill 5820: Increase licensure fees

Public Act 310 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on August 15, 2012, to increase license fees imposed on a wide range of businesses and occupations in which licensure mandates are imposed as a condition of earning a living. The proposed increases are spread among different bills in the package comprised of House Bills 5818 to 5825. Technically, the bills repeal the sunsets of previously enacted “temporary” fee increase laws. According to the House Fiscal Agency, the fee hikes would extract an additional $14.9 million annually from business owners and tradesmen.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on August 15, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on September 13, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on September 19, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 19, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. George T. Darany (D) on September 19, 2012, to waive these fees if an individual is a veteran. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on September 19, 2012.
  2. Passed 88 to 17 in the House on September 19, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on September 20, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on September 20, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on September 25, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 32 to 6 in the Senate on September 27, 2012, to increase license fees imposed on a wide range of businesses and occupations in which licensure mandates are imposed as a condition of earning a living. The proposed increases are spread among different bills in the package comprised of House Bills 5818 to 5825. Technically, the bills repeal the sunsets of previously enacted “temporary” fee increase laws. According to the House Fiscal Agency, the fee hikes would extract an additional $14.9 million annually from business owners and tradesmen.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 30, 2012.

Comments

Re: 2012 House Bill 5820 (Increase licensure fees)  by thankyou on September 21, 2012 
Divide the 47% group in half. The first half is made tax-free by credits and exemptions, the vast majority of which go to senior citizens and children of the working poor. The half that you're left with is so poor, they wouldn't owe federal income taxes even if there were zero tax expenditures.

There are some not-so-poor outliers, like the 7,000 millionaires who paid no federal income taxes in 2011. But for the most part, when you hear "the 47 percent" you should think "old retired folks and poor working families."

Note that this bill, the one you're commenting on which takes money from the pockets of small business owners and tradesmen, was written by a Republican and supported by almost every single Republican in the House.



Re: 2012 House Bill 5820 (Increase licensure fees)  by TaterSalad on September 21, 2012 
NPR is part of your typical 47% who are on the take from the government, yet they are biased for the left wing media and politicians. Do you think there is any correlation? You bet!

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/09/21/NPR-Depends-on-Federal-Government-Rags-Romney-for-47-Percent-Remark

Re: 2012 House Bill 5820 (Increase licensure fees)  by thankyou on September 21, 2012 
"The fee hikes would EXTRACT an additional $14.9 MILLION annually from BUSINESS OWNERS and TRADESMEN."

EXACTLY what we need! THANK YOU!



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