Introduced by Rep. Terry Brown (D) on February 7, 2007, to authorize the distribution formula for the money collected under the $7.50 per ton landfill tipping fee (tax) proposed by House Bill 4221. Most of the money would be distributed to local governments, mostly allocated on a per-capita basis, with some exceptions. Those municipalities that provide curbside recycling programs would get more money.
Referred to the House Great Lakes and Environment Committee on February 7, 2007.
Reported in the House on October 17, 2007, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Lipstick on a pig. by JWH on November 14, 2007 Another tax. Why take money out of my pocket and promise to give it back? Believe me, 75% of these funds will remain with the state. They have no intentions of giving the "tax money" back. Your city will need to have curbside recycling to even be considered for a refund and curbside ain't cheap.
Wow, another tax increase by Anonymous Citizen on October 19, 2007 Surprise surprise. These people are just plain dumb. Sorry, there is no way to sugar coat it. Amazing that they think that raising taxes on the garbage business will give us less of it, but raising taxes on other businesses won't. Pathetic.
Right by Anonymous Citizen on October 19, 2007 I had a place in canada. When you put your trash out if you don't separate the recycleables they throw it out on the ground. i had them take pizza boxes and bottles out and leave them for me. Canadian trash is pretty darn clean. The only thing this does is steal more of OUR MONEY and make the stupid people think that our idiots in lansingistan are saving us from some boogie man.