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2012 Senate Bill 970: Allow higher Detroit city income tax

Public Act 394 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Bert Johnson (D) on February 15, 2012 To allow Detroit to impose an income tax of 3.0 percent on residents and 1.5 percent on nonresidents, which is 0.5 percent higher than currently allowed. Other cities are allowed to impose individual income taxes not higher than 1 percent for residents and 0.5 percent for non-residents.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on February 15, 2012
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on June 12, 2012
Reported in the Senate on June 13, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 14, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 14, 2012
Amendment offered by Sen. Bert Johnson (D) on June 14, 2012
Motion by Sen. Tupac Hunter (D) on September 12, 2012 That the Senate proceed to consideration of the bill.
The motion passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on September 12, 2012
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on September 12, 2012
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 4, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 4, 2012
Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on December 4, 2012 To allow Detroit to suspend a state-mandated gradual reduction of its city income tax to the maximum rate allowed for other cities (1 percent for residents and 0.5 percent for non-residents). This would allow the current the city to keep its current rates of 2.4 percent and 1.2 percent, repectively, until debt incurred to fix broken streetlights is repaid (see House Bill 5688). When the mandated tax rate reduction was first enacted Detroit's income tax took 3 percent from residents and 1.5 percent from nonresidents who work in the city.
Motion by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on December 4, 2012 That the bill be given immediate effect.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 4, 2012
Received in the House on December 4, 2012
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on December 4, 2012
Reported in the House on December 13, 2012 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Richard LeBlanc (D) on December 13, 2012 To require more of Detroit's city income tax to be earmarked to police.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012
Passed 59 to 50 in the House on December 13, 2012 (same description)
To allow Detroit to suspend a state-mandated gradual reduction of its city income tax to the maximum rate allowed for other cities (1 percent for residents and 0.5 percent for non-residents). This would allow the current the city to keep its current rates of 2.4 percent and 1.2 percent, repectively, until debt incurred to fix broken streetlights is repaid (see House Bill 5688). When the mandated tax rate reduction was first enacted Detroit's income tax took 3 percent from residents and 1.5 percent from nonresidents who work in the city.
Received in the Senate on December 13, 2012
Passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 13, 2012
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 19, 2012

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