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2013 House Bill 5086: Revise homestead income tax credit

Public Act 206 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Cindy Denby (R) on October 17, 2013, to establish that a person who is blind is considered equivalent to “disabled” for purposes of eligibility for an income tax credit against property taxes imposed on a person’s primary residence.
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on October 17, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on November 13, 2013, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Theresa Abed (D) on November 13, 2013, to reverse the provision of Gov. Rick Snyder's income tax overhaul and business tax cut that partially eliminated some of the state income tax exemptions for pension income. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on November 13, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Collene Lamonte (D) on November 13, 2013, to repeal the provision of Gov. Rick Snyder's tax reform and business tax cut that capped the value of income tax credits granted for payment of “homestead” property taxes. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on November 13, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Switalski (D) on November 13, 2013, to index for inflation the value of the principal residence property tax credit that those with income below a certain level are allowed to claim against their income tax, and immediately raise it to $1,300. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on November 13, 2013.
  2. Passed 110 to 0 in the House on November 14, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 3, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on December 3, 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 establish that a person who is blind is considered equivalent to “disabled” for purposes of eligibility for an income tax credit against property taxes imposed on a person’s primary residence.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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

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