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2012 House Bill 5700: Increase personal income tax exemption

Public Act 224 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. Holly Hughes (R) on May 29, 2012 To increase the personal income tax exemption from $3,700 to $3,950 on Oct. 1, 2012, and increase it to $4,000 on Jan. 1, 2014 (or more if there is high inflation).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on May 29, 2012
Reported in the House on May 30, 2012 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Switalski (D) on June 5, 2012 To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 5640, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 5640 would repeal the provision of Gov. Rick Snyder's tax reform and business tax cut that partially eliminated some of the state income tax exemptions for pension income.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 5, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Mark Meadows (D) on June 5, 2012 To authorize an additional personal tax exemption for senior citizens.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 5, 2012
Passed 107 to 2 in the House on June 6, 2012 (same description)
To increase the personal income tax exemption from $3,700 to $3,950 on Oct. 1, 2012, and increase it to $4,000 on Jan. 1, 2014 (or more if there is high inflation).
Motion by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on June 6, 2012 To give immediate effect.
The motion passed 106 to 3 in the House on June 6, 2012 To give the bill immediate effect.
Received in the Senate on June 7, 2012
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on June 7, 2012
Reported in the Senate on June 14, 2012 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on June 14, 2012 To "annualize" the proposed partial-year increase of the exemption.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 14, 2012
Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young, II (D) on June 14, 2012 To increase the exemption to $4200 in 2013, and index it to inflation.
The amendment failed 18 to 20 in the Senate on June 14, 2012
Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young, II (D) on June 14, 2012 To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 519, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 519 would repeal the provision of Gov. Rick Snyder's tax reform and business tax cut that partially eliminated some of the state income tax exemptions for pension income.
The amendment failed 18 to 20 in the Senate on June 14, 2012
Passed 32 to 6 in the Senate on June 14, 2012 To increase the personal income tax exemption from $3,700 to $3,950 on Oct. 1, 2012, and increase it to $4,000 on Jan. 1, 2014.
Received in the House on June 14, 2012
Passed 106 to 3 in the House on June 14, 2012 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 28, 2012

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