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2013 Senate Bill 490: Revise “personal property tax” reform details

Public Act 154 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Sen. Jack Brandenburg (R) on September 12, 2013, to revise details of a 2012 law that gradually phases out a so-called “personal property tax” that imposes annual property taxes on tools and equipment owned by “industrial” firms. The bill would revise details of the definition of what property is taxable and what business operations are considered “industrial”.
    • Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on September 12, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on September 19, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 27 to 9 in the Senate on September 19, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on September 19, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on September 19, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on October 9, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on October 16, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 16, 2013.
  4. Passed 81 to 27 in the House on October 17, 2013, to revise details of a 2012 law that gradually phases out a so-called “personal property tax” that imposes annual property taxes on tools and equipment owned by “industrial” firms. The bill would revise details of the definition of what property is taxable and what business operations are considered “industrial”.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on October 22, 2013.
  6. Passed 28 to 10 in the Senate on October 23, 2013, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on November 5, 2013.

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