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2013 House Bill 4705: Refund excess property tax collected by Stephenson schools on retired debt

Public Act 40 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Edward McBroom (R) on May 7, 2013, to require a school district (Stephenson, in the Upper Peninsula) that collected a property tax millage for bonds that were already paid off (retired) to transfer the excess revenue collected to the state. The overcharge would then be given back to local taxpayers by reducing the amount of state education property tax on their next tax bill.
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on May 7, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on May 8, 2013, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 108 to 0 in the House on May 15, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 16, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on May 16, 2013.
    • Amendment offered in the Senate on May 29, 2013, to adjust the deadline by which the Stephenson school district would have to send the unauthorized tax revenue to the state Department of Treasury. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 29, 2013.
  4. Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on May 29, 2013, to require a school district (Stephenson, in the Upper Peninsula) that collected a property tax millage for bonds that were already paid off (retired) to transfer the excess revenue collected to the state. The overcharge would then be given back to local taxpayers by reducing the amount of state education property tax on their next tax bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on May 29, 2013.
  6. Passed 106 to 0 in the House on May 29, 2013, to require a school district (Stephenson, in the Upper Peninsula) that collected a property tax millage for bonds that were already paid off (retired) to transfer the excess revenue collected to the state. The overcharge would then be given back to local taxpayers by reducing the amount of state education property tax on their next tax bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 4, 2013.

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