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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.

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