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2011 House Bill 4658: Repeal prison store sales tax exemption

Public Act 126 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Anthony Forlini (R) on May 18, 2011, to eliminate the sales tax exemption on purchases by prisoners at prison stores.
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on May 18, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on December 1, 2011, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Anthony Forlini (R) on January 25, 2012, to move back the effective date of the bill to Oct. 1, 2012. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on January 25, 2012.
  2. Passed 93 to 13 in the House on January 26, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on January 31, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on January 31, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 15, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 30 to 8 in the Senate on April 19, 2012, to eliminate the sales tax exemption on purchases by prisoners at prison stores.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 8, 2012.

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