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2017 Senate Bill 400: Increase 9-1-1 cell phone tax

Public Act 51 of 2018

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on May 23, 2017
To increase phone service levies and cell phone taxes imposed to pay for local 9-1-1 emergency phone service, and revise procedures and revenue allocations related to this tax. A monthly state user fee (tax) would go up from 19 cents to 25 cents per device, and the amount of increase that county commissioners could impose without a vote of the people would rise from 42 cents to 48 cents per month.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Energy and Technology Committee on May 23, 2017
Reported in the Senate on November 28, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 30 to 6 in the Senate on December 6, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To increase phone service levies and cell phone taxes imposed to pay for local 9-1-1 emergency phone service, and revise procedures and revenue allocations related to this tax. A monthly state user fee (tax) would go up from 19 cents to 25 cents per device, and the tax on pre-paid service from 1.92 percent to 5 percent. Also, to increase the amount of increase that county commissioners could impose without a vote of the people would rise from 42 cents to 48 cents per month.
Received in the House on December 6, 2017
Referred to the House Communications and Technology Committee on December 6, 2017
Reported in the House on January 30, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 99 to 10 in the House on February 14, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To increase phone service levies and cell phone taxes imposed to pay for local 9-1-1 emergency phone service, and revise procedures and revenue allocations related to this tax. A monthly state user fee (tax) would go up from 19 cents to 25 cents per device, and the tax on pre-paid service from 1.92 percent to 5 percent.
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R) on February 14, 2018
The vote by which the House passed the bill.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2018
Received in the House on February 14, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R) on February 14, 2018
To clarify details of the timing of the fee increases and the formula used to allocate the money.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2018
Passed 98 to 11 in the House on February 14, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To increase phone service levies and cell phone taxes imposed to pay for local 9-1-1 emergency phone service, and revise procedures and revenue allocations related to this tax. A monthly state user fee (tax) would go up from 19 cents to 25 cents per device, and the tax on pre-paid service from 1.92 percent to 5 percent.
Received in the Senate on February 20, 2018
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 6, 2018

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