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2011 Senate Bill 449: Increase landfill “tipping fee” tax

Public Act 149 of 2011

  1. Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on June 15, 2011, to increase from 7 cents to 15 cents the per-cubic yard state “tipping fee” tax imposed on dumping in landfills.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 15, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 23, 2011, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on June 23, 2011, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that would authorize a lower fee for the entire fiscal year 2012 to 2015 period, rather than a gradually increasing one. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 23, 2011.
  2. Passed 31 to 6 in the Senate on June 23, 2011, to increase from 7 cents to 12 cents the per-cubic yard state “tipping fee” tax imposed on dumping in landfills.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on June 23, 2011.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on June 23, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on August 24, 2011, with the recommendation that the following amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
  4. Passed 57 to 49 in the House on August 24, 2011, to increase from 7 cents to 12 cents the per-cubic yard state “tipping fee” tax imposed on dumping in landfills.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 20, 2011.

Comments

Re: 2011 Senate Bill 449 (Increase landfill “tipping fee” tax )  by maddied on November 17, 2011 

One good thing about this though is the fact that people will start to reconsider their options before disposing trash, they'll start reduce the amount of trash they dispose, reuse or recycle the old items, I think that's the whole purpose of this tax. And no, our local junk removal La Verne service didn't increase any tax, nothing changed here.



Re: 2011 Senate Bill 449 (Increase landfill “tipping fee” tax )  by changeagent on August 26, 2011 

Oops. They slipped in a 60% tax increase on garbage dumping.  Most of the cost will be borne by businesses who generate higher volumes of trash.  Almost no one noticed.



Re: 2011 Senate Bill 449 (Increase landfill “tipping fee” tax )  by Minnie on June 21, 2011 

Between the high cost of fuel and the more than doubling of the tipping fee, I have a feeling my trash collector may raise their price. 


Nice plan.  State makes more money but pols can still brag they haven't raised taxes.  Oh well, at least "trash" is one place where I have some control over volume/cost.



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