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2013 House Bill 4831: Clarify prescription drug sales tax exemption

Public Act 211 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on June 13, 2013, to exempt over-the-counter drugs from sales tax if they are obtained under a prescription.
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on June 13, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on October 2, 2013, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on October 10, 2013, to appropriate general state tax revenue to the state "school aid fund" to compensate for any decline in sales tax revenues to that fund the bill may cause. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on October 10, 2013.
  2. Passed 106 to 0 in the House on October 15, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on October 16, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on October 16, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 11, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 12, 2013, to exempt over-the-counter drugs from sales tax if they are obtained under a prescription.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2013.

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