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2004 Senate Bill 1112: Advance county tax due-date

Public Act 357 of 2004

  1. Introduced by Sen. Michael Switalski (D) on March 18, 2004, to require counties to collect all future property tax payments in the summer only, beginning in 2004, thereby requiring taxpayers to pay county taxes five months earlier. The additional revenue realized by collecting taxes earlier will replace state revenue sharing payments to counties for the next several years. This is part of Gov. Granholm’s Fiscal Year 2005 budget recommendation.
    • 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 tax collection date 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 the tax 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 realized by collecting taxes earlier will replace state revenue sharing payments to counties for the next several years.
    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.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Mickey Mortimer (R) on September 22, 2004, to make the early tax collection optional for counties. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 22, 2004.
  4. Passed 55 to 51 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 additional revenue realized by collecting taxes earlier will replace state revenue sharing payments to counties for the next several years.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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

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