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2003 Senate Bill 852: Postpone income tax cut

Public Act 239 of 2003

Introduced in the Senate on December 2, 2003 To postpone the Jan. 1, 2004 one-tenth percent income tax cut for as long as the balance in the Budget Stabilization Fund (BSF, or "rainy day fund") remains below $250 million. The bill would leave the tax at 4.0 percent, rather than cutting it to 3.9 percent on Jan. 1, 2004 as is required under current statute.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on December 2, 2003
Referred to the Senate Government Operations and Reform Committee on December 9, 2003
Reported in the Senate on December 10, 2003 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 10, 2003 To replace the previous version of the bill with one which increases from 3.9 percent to 4.00 percent the state income tax rate for the period Jan. 1, 2004 until July 1, 2004. After July 1, the rate will drop to 3.9 percent. Under current law, the rate would drop from 4.0 percent to 3.9 percent on Jan. 1, 2004. The subsitutute also tie-bars the bill to Senate Bill 672 and 673, which eliminate 40 percent of the Single Business Tax businesses pay on their employee health insurance costs. Those bills must therefore become law in order for this one to become law.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 10, 2003
Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate on December 10, 2003 To increase from 3.9 percent to 4.00 percent the state income tax rate for the period Jan. 1, 2004 until July 1, 2004. After July 1, the rate will drop to 3.9 percent. Under current law, the rate is 3.9 percent beginning Jan. 1, 2004. The bill is tie-barred to Senate Bills 672 and 673, which eliminate 40 percent of the Single Business Tax businesses pay on their employee health insurance costs. See also House Bill 4367 and Senate Bill 556.
Received in the House on December 10, 2003
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on December 10, 2003
Failed 45 to 61 in the House on December 16, 2003 (same description)
To increase from 3.9 percent to 4.00 percent the state income tax rate for the period Jan. 1, 2004 until July 1, 2004. After July 1, the rate will drop to 3.9 percent. Under current law, the rate is 3.9 percent beginning Jan. 1, 2004. The bill is tie-barred to Senate Bills 672 and 673, which eliminate 40 percent of the Single Business Tax businesses pay on their employee health insurance costs. See also House Bill 4367 and Senate Bill 556.
Received in the House on December 18, 2003
Passed 64 to 46 in the House on December 18, 2003 To increase from 3.9 percent to 4.00 percent the state income tax rate for the period Jan. 1, 2004 until July 1, 2004. After July 1, the rate will drop to 3.9 percent. Under current law, the rate is 3.9 percent beginning Jan. 1, 2004. The bill is tie-barred to Senate Bills 672 and 673, which eliminate half of the Single Business Tax businesses pay on their employee health insurance costs. See also House Bill 4367 and Senate Bill 556.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 23, 2003

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