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2012 Senate Bill 1021: Increase state property tax payments to local governments

Public Act 603 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on March 15, 2012 To index to inflation the $2 per acre the state pays to local governments as “payment in lieu of (property) taxes” (PILT) on state-owned land in their jurisdictions.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on March 15, 2012
Reported in the Senate on June 5, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on September 19, 2012 To increase from $2 per acre to $4 per acre the amount the state pays to pay local governments as “payment in lieu of (property) taxes” (PILT) on state-owned land in their jurisdictions, plus another $1 per acre for "enhanced recreational opportunities." The amounts would be indexed to inflation.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 19, 2012
Substitute offered by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on November 27, 2012 To increase the amount to $4 per acre, vs. raising it $5.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 27, 2012
Passed 25 to 13 in the Senate on November 27, 2012 To increase from $2 per acre to $4 per acre the amount the state pays to local governments as “payment in lieu of (property) taxes” (PILT) on state-owned land in their jurisdictions, and index it to inflation.
Received in the House on November 27, 2012
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on November 27, 2012
Reported in the House on December 4, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on December 11, 2012 To delay and phase-in the proposed increase.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 11, 2012
Passed 92 to 18 in the House on December 13, 2012 To increase from $2 per acre to $4 per acre the amount the state pays to local governments as “payment in lieu of (property) taxes” (PILT) on state-owned land in their jurisdictions starting in 2015, and index it to inflation.
Received in the Senate on December 13, 2012
Passed 25 to 13 in the Senate on December 13, 2012 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 8, 2013

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