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2015 House Bill 4737: Increase vehicle registration tax

Public Act 175 of 2015

Introduced by Rep. Michael McCready (R) on June 17, 2015 To earmark the $100 increase per vehicle in annual registration (license plate) tax proposed by House Bill 4738 to paying down some $2 billion in debt incurred by the previous two administrations (Granholm and Engler) for road repairs. Annual debt service on this borrowing currently costs the state road repair budget some $200 million annually.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on June 17, 2015
Substitute offered in the House on October 21, 2015 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details so it conforms with provisions of the Fall, 2015 road funding package passed by the House (contained mainly in House Bills 4736, 4738 and 4370).
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 21, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Harvey Santana (D) on October 21, 2015 To let Detroit use up to 20 percent of the road funding it gets from the state on municipal bus (transit) spending.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 21, 2015
Passed 101 to 5 in the House on October 21, 2015.
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To revise details of road warranties contractors must provide on state road projects, and also to let Detroit use up to 20 percent of the road funding it gets from the state on municipal bus (transit) spending.
Received in the Senate on October 27, 2015
Referred to the Senate on October 27, 2015
Passed 27 to 11 in the Senate on November 3, 2015.
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(same description)
To revise details of road warranties contractors must provide on state road projects, and also to let Detroit use up to 20 percent of the road funding it gets from the state on municipal bus (transit) spending.
Received in the House on November 3, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on November 3, 2015 To strip out provisions that would earmark some of the increased tax revenue to a task force to research road construction techniques.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on November 3, 2015
Passed 73 to 34 in the House on November 3, 2015.
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To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on November 10, 2015

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