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2006 Senate Bill 960: Shift cell phone tax money to general fund

Public Act 74 of 2006

  1. Introduced by Sen. Michael Switalski (D) on January 18, 2006, to transfer to the general fund $15 million from the fund that receives the 52-cents per month cell phone tax revenue that is intended to upgrade 9-1-1 service so it can better accommodate cell phones.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on January 18, 2006.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 15, 2006, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on February 15, 2006, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 15, 2006.
  2. Passed 33 to 4 in the Senate on February 15, 2006.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on February 15, 2006.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 15, 2006.
      • Reported in the House on February 23, 2006, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 78 to 27 in the House on February 28, 2006.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on March 16, 2006.


Don Rice  by Anonymous Citizen on February 28, 2006 
Good morning Lansing: Do you hear the people? What happened to Government of the people, by the people and for the people? Looks like we should be electing those who represent us rather than the party agenda. Don

Stealing Again  by Anonymous Citizen on February 24, 2006 
Stealing again this way when the 911 system needs a up-grade you can Tax us again. The General Fund is what has got us into trouble

Hook and Switch  by Anonymous Citizen on February 17, 2006 
This is a tax that was earmarked to up-grade the 911 service. It was NOT intended for the general fund. If the 911 service up-grade is complete then the tax is SUNSET. PERIOD!!! I am so sick and tired of you money grabbers in Lansing. Michigan operated MUCH more efficiently when we had a part time legislature, because they conducted business at hand and were NOT dreaming up ways to steal more money from the residents. It's OUR MONEY NOT YOURS!!

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