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2008 House Bill 6070: Cap county 9-1-1 taxes

Public Act 379 of 2008

  1. Introduced by Rep. Jeff Mayes (D) on May 7, 2008, to cap the amount of 9-1-1 phone service taxes a county may impose at $3.
    • Referred to the House Energy and Technology Committee on May 7, 2008.
      • Reported in the House on November 6, 2008, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on November 13, 2008, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details of the tax limits, and extends the sunset on the tax. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 13, 2008.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Frank Accavitti, Jr. (D) on November 13, 2008, to clarify details of a provision prohibiting disclosure of phone company proprietary information by public employees or bodies. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 13, 2008.
  2. Passed 89 to 12 in the House on November 13, 2008, to cap the amount of 9-1-1 phone service taxes a county may impose at 42 cents per line per month, or up to $3 per line with a vote of the people. Counties that currently collect more could continue to do so, but any increases would be subject to these limits. The bill would also extend the sunset on these taxes from 2009 to 2014, and make other revisions.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 2, 2008.
    • Referred to the Senate Homeland Security & Emerging Technologies on December 2, 2008.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 10, 2008, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on December 10, 2008, 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 December 10, 2008.
  4. Passed 35 to 2 in the Senate on December 10, 2008, to cap the amount of 9-1-1 phone service taxes a county may impose at 42 cents per line per month, or up to $3 per line with a vote of the people. Counties that currently collect more could continue to do so, but any increases would be subject to these limits. The bill would also extend the sunset on these taxes from 2009 to 2014, and make other revisions.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on December 11, 2008, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill. Passed 100 to 6 in the House on December 11, 2008.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 23, 2008.

Comments

Someone is looking out for our wallets!  by inform4 on May 12, 2008 
Introduced by Rep. Jeff Mayes on May 7, 2008, to cap the amount of 9-1-1 phone service
taxes a county may impose, require a vote of the people for increases in county levies
for this, and establish a procedure for rolling back the tax in a county that collects
more than the actual cost of the service.

Thanks Rep. Mayes for looking out for the taxpayer!


2008 House Bill 6070 (Cap county 9-1-1 taxes )  by admin on January 1, 2001 
Introduced in the House on May 7, 2008, to cap the amount of 9-1-1 phone service taxes a county may impose at 42 cents per line per month, or up to $3 per line with a vote of the people. Counties that currently collect more could continue to do so, but any increases would be subject to these limits. The bill would also extend the sunset on these taxes from 2009 to 2014, and make other revisions

The vote was 89 in favor, 12 opposed and 9 not voting

(House Roll Call 896 at House Journal 85)

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