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2012 Senate Bill 911: Authorize Detroit regional transit vehicle registration tax

Public Act 388 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. Bert Johnson (D) on January 26, 2012, to give the regional transit authority proposed by Senate Bill 909 the power to impose a higher vehicle registration tax in the region to pay for buses and other public transportation. A vote of the people would be required, and if approved region-wide the tax would still be imposed on individual communities that vote against it (no local "opt-out"). This is part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s road and transit tax proposal.
    • Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on January 26, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on April 17, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on November 27, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 27, 2012.
  2. Passed 22 to 15 in the Senate on November 27, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on November 27, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Transportation Committee on November 27, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on December 5, 2012, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 57 to 50 in the House on December 6, 2012, to give the regional transit authority proposed by Senate Bill 909 the power to impose a higher vehicle registration tax in the region to pay for buses and other public transportation. A vote of the people would be required, and if approved region-wide the tax would still be imposed on individual communities that vote against it (no local "opt-out"). This is part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s road and transit tax proposal.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 19, 2012.

Comments

Re: 2012 Senate Bill 911 (Authorize Detroit regional transit vehicle registration tax )  by jackm1 on February 25, 2013 
Why would people vote for higher registration taxes? It makes no sense. Car ownership is getting tougher and tougher especially for the new drivers. Why would we encourage higher taxes? Who benefits from all this?


Re: 2012 Senate Bill 911 (Authorize Detroit regional transit vehicle registration tax )  by TaterSalad on November 27, 2012 
Won't happen! No to raising registration fees. If this passes, Snyder might as well pack his bags because every Republican will turn on him this coming re-election. I will sit this election out even if it means a democrat will get elected.

Re: 2012 Senate Bill 911 (Authorize Detroit regional transit vehicle registration tax )  by TaterSalad on March 4, 2012 

 No way Jose'.  This bill better fail from the Git-Go!  If there are any Reublicans who support this they will be primaried in there next elections.  This is just another form of taxation while the state and country are broke.



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