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2013 House Bill 4831: Clarify prescription drug sales tax exemption

Public Act 211 of 2013

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
Passed 106 to 0 in the House on October 15, 2013 (same description)
To exempt over-the-counter drugs from sales tax if they are obtained under a prescription.
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.
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 12, 2013 (same description)
To exempt over-the-counter drugs from sales tax if they are obtained under a prescription.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2013

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