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January 19, 2018 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

Veto Override, Higher Income Tax Exemptions, Charter Schools and ISD Money, more

Senate Bill 748, Increase Michigan income tax personal exemption: Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate

To increase the $4,000 personal exemption that is currently allowed under the Michigan state income tax. The bill would immediately increase it to $4,500, and then gradually to $4,700 by 2020, which with inflation adjustments is projected to be worth around $5,000 by then. Taxpayers can claim a personal exemption for themselves, their spouse and each dependent, and these are subtracted from the amount of income that is subject to income tax.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

Senate Bill 94, Override Governor's veto of "no sales tax on the difference": Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate

To override Gov. Rick Snyder's veto of a bill that accelerates the 24-year phase-in of a 2013 law that exempted from sales tax the value of a trade-in when buying a new vehicle, RV or boat.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

Senate Bill 94, Override Governor's veto of "no sales tax on the difference": Passed 85 to 23 in the House

The House vote on the veto override described above.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

Senate Bill 409, Facilitate private home Great Lakes harbor leases: Passed 59 to 48 in the House

To authorize 50 year "bottomland" leases for owners of single-family homes on Great Lakes shorelines who want to create a private, non-commercial, recreational harbor formed by a breakwater. Owners would have to pay 1 percent of their home's state equalized property value in an up-front lump sum payment every 25 years. The money would go into a segregated account that pays for parts of the Department of Environmental Quality's operations.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

House Bill 4430, Ban state and local agencies collecting “metadata” for Feds: Passed 107 to 1 in the House

To prohibit state agencies, local governments and their employees from assisting or providing material support to a federal agency in collecting electronic data or metadata concerning any person, except with a warrant (or under a legally recognized exception to a warrant) or with an individual's informed consent.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

Senate Bill 574, Let charter schools get some ISD enhancement millage money: passed 55 to 52 in the House

To require revenue extracted by future regional enhancement property taxes that are levied by Intermediate School Districts and distributed to conventional public school districts to also be shared with public charter schools within the ISD's territory.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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