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2015 House Bill 5189: Revise “farmland preservation” tax breaks

Public Act 265 of 2016

Introduced by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R) on December 17, 2015 To revise details of a state law that gives income tax credits for property covered by a “farmland preservation” agreement, allowing credit payments to be included in current year income tax refunds.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on December 17, 2015
Reported in the House on February 3, 2016 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Gretchen Driskell (D) on February 24, 2016 To add additional local government notice requirements to the law.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 24, 2016
Passed 105 to 0 in the House on March 1, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To revise details of a state law that gives income tax credits for property covered by a “farmland preservation” agreement, allowing credit payments to be included in current year income tax refunds.
Received in the Senate on March 2, 2016
Referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on March 2, 2016
Reported in the Senate on April 26, 2016 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on June 8, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To revise details of a state law that gives income tax credits for property covered by a “farmland preservation” agreement, allowing credit payments to be included in current year income tax refunds.
Received in the House on June 9, 2016
Passed 109 to 0 in the House on June 9, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 27, 2016

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