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2012 House Bill 6024: Authorize “essential services” tax on industrial plants

Public Act 406 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Jud Gilbert (R) on November 8, 2012, to give local governments the power to impose targeted property taxes on industrial and commercial property that is said by the bill to be “especially benefited” by fire, police and ambulance services. This would replace some of the revenue from proposed reductions in the property tax imposed on business tools and equipment ("personal property tax").
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on November 8, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on December 5, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 6, 2012. The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on December 6, 2012.
  2. Passed 57 to 52 in the House on December 6, 2012, to give local governments the power to impose targeted property taxes on industrial and commercial property deemed by the bill to be “especially benefited” by fire, police and ambulance services. This would replace some of the revenue from proposed reductions in the property tax imposed on business tools and equipment ("personal property tax"); see Senate Bills 1065 to 1071.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 6, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on December 6, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 12, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on December 12, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 12, 2012.
  4. Passed 23 to 14 in the Senate on December 12, 2012, to give local governments the power to impose targeted property taxes on industrial and commercial property deemed by the bill to be “especially benefited” by fire, police and ambulance services. This would replace some of the revenue from proposed reductions in the property tax imposed on business tools and equipment ("personal property tax"); see Senate Bills 1065 to 1071.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on December 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sean McCann (D) on December 13, 2012, to also let local governments use revenue from the proposed tax to cover jail operations. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Farrington (R) on December 13, 2012, to make the bill's provisions contingent on approval by voters of a measure earmarking a portion to the state use tax to replacing local government revenue foregone by cutting the property tax on business tools and equipment. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012.
  6. Passed 57 to 52 in the House on December 13, 2012, to give local governments the power to impose targeted property taxes on industrial and commercial property deemed by the bill to be “especially benefited” by fire, police and ambulance services. This would replace some of the revenue from proposed reductions in the property tax imposed on business tools and equipment ("personal property tax"); see Senate Bills 1065 to 1071.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Received in the Senate on December 14, 2012.
  8. Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate on December 14, 2012, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 20, 2012.

Comments

Re: 2012 House Bill 6024 (Authorize “essential services” tax on industrial plants )  by cwilliamc46 on December 21, 2012 
These Koch-bro. puppet Rep. are a bunch of slimy politicians anyway. They have compromised their integrity so much and so often, they don't even KNOW the right thing to do!!

Re: 2012 House Bill 6024 (Authorize “essential services” tax on industrial plants )  by jmiller38 on November 28, 2012 

 Oh, I see. We can count on Republicans to authorize an anti-business tax? You either want the property tax base, jobs, and benefits of additional employment or you don't. What is it? Start this slippery slope and you won't be able to believe what precedent this will set for state and federal liberals.



2012 House Bill 6024 (Authorize “essential services” tax on industrial plants )  by admin on November 28, 2012 
Introduced in the House on November 8, 2012

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