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2017 House Bill 4001: Reduce state income tax rate
Introduced by Rep. Lee Chatfield (R) on January 11, 2017 To cut the state income tax from the current 4.25 percent to 3.9 percent starting in 2018, and then gradually phase out the tax over a 39 year period with annual cuts of 0.1 percent.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on January 11, 2017
Reported in the House on February 15, 2017 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D) on February 21, 2017 To only cut the tax of those whose annual incomes are less than $70,000.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 21, 2017
Substitute offered by Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D) on February 21, 2017 To authorize a graduated state income tax, with rates from 3 percent to 10 percent. This would also require repealing the state constitution's ban on a graduated income tax, which would require a vote of the people.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on February 21, 2017
Substitute offered by Rep. Rob VerHeulen (R) on February 21, 2017 To adopt a version of the bill that only cuts the tax from 4.25 percent to 4.05 percent over two years.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 21, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. Curt VanderWall (R) on February 23, 2017 To gradually cut the tax another 0.25 percent (to 3.9 percent) in annual installments starting in 2020, but only if legislators also maintain a $1 billion balance in the state government rainy day fund.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 23, 2017
Failed 52 to 55 in the House on February 23, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To cut the state income tax from the current 4.25 percent to 4.05 percent over two years.

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