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2004 Senate Bill 1111: Advance due-date for county tax collections

Public Act 356 of 2004

  1. Introduced by Sen. Michael Switalski (D) on March 18, 2004, to provide for Governor Granholm’s proposal to make revenue sharing payments to counties out of a fund to be created by moving up county property tax payments by six months. See Senate Bill 1112.
    • Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on March 18, 2004.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on September 8, 2004, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that phases in the earlier collection dates over three years. In 2005 1/3 of county property taxes will be collected in July instead of December. In 2006 2/3 will be collected early, and in 2007 all of it will be collected early. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 8, 2004.
  2. Passed 23 to 12 in the Senate on September 8, 2004, to shift the county property tax billing date forward from December to July, phased in between 2005 and 2007. The additional revenue revenue realized by collecting property taxes early will go into a fund that will be used to make revenue sharing payments to counties for the next several years. Note: On Sept. 15 the Detroit News published articles for and against the question of whether this measure is a tax increase.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on September 8, 2004.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on September 8, 2004.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Rick Johnson (R) on September 15, 2004, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that does not accelerate county tax collections, but instead cuts revenue sharing payments to counties by 16.38 percent. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 15, 2004.
  4. Failed 24 to 79 in the House on September 15, 2004, to cut state revenue sharing payments to counties by 16.38 percent, rather than to accelerate county tax collections. This version of the bill was proposed after a vote on the latter proposal was cancelled before completion when it became clear that it would be defeated by a very large margin.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on September 15, 2004.
    • Moved to reconsider by Rep. Randy Richardville (R) on September 15, 2004, the vote by which the bill was defeated. The bill was then "passed (over) for the day," which means it can be brought up in the future for another vote at the discretion of the House leadership. The motion passed by voice vote in the House on September 15, 2004.
  6. Passed 55 to 52 in the House on September 22, 2004, to shift the county property tax billing date forward from December to July, phased in between 2005 and 2007. The $183 million in additional revenue revenue realized by collecting property taxes early be used to replace state revenue sharing payments to counties for the next several years. Note: On Sept. 15 the Detroit News published articles for and against the question of whether this measure is a tax increase.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on September 30, 2004.

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