Passed 33 to 4 in the Senate on September 22, 2010, to open a delinquent tax payment amnesty period from May 15 to June 30, 2011, during which all criminal and civil penalties would be waived for having failed in the past to file or pay income or other state tax, or for making an excessive claim for a refund. To get the waiver a taxpayer would have to make full payment of the tax plus interest, either in a lump sum or through an installment plan. Delinquent taxpayers who fail to take advantage would be subect to additional penalties. This is one of the one-time revenue sources proposed to close the gap between expected revenue and desired spending (the “deficit”) in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2010.
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The vote was 33 in favor, 4 against, and 1 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 453)
Authorize tax amnesty window
|Anderson (D)||Barcia (D)||Basham (D)||Cherry (D)||Clarke (D)|
|Gleason (D)||Hunter (D)||Jacobs (D)||Olshove (D)||Prusi (D)|
|Allen (R)||Birkholz (R)||Bishop (R)||Brown (R)||Cassis (R)|
|Cropsey (R)||Garcia (R)||George (R)||Gilbert (R)||Hardiman (R)|
|Jansen (R)||Jelinek (R)||Kahn (R)||Kuipers (R)||McManus (R)|
|Nofs (R)||Pappageorge (R)||Patterson (R)||Richardville (R)||Sanborn (R)|
|Stamas (R)||Van Woerkom (R)|
|Brater (D)||Clark-Coleman (D)||Scott (D)||Whitmer (D)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE
SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES
|Y Allen (R)||Y Anderson (D)||Y Barcia (D)||Y Basham (D)||Y Birkholz (R)|
|Y Bishop (R)||n Brater (D)||Y Brown (R)||Y Cassis (R)||Y Cherry (D)|
|n Clark-Coleman (D)||Y Clarke (D)||Y Cropsey (R)||Y Garcia (R)||Y George (R)|
|Y Gilbert (R)||Y Gleason (D)||Y Hardiman (R)||Y Hunter (D)||Y Jacobs (D)|
|Y Jansen (R)||Y Jelinek (R)||Y Kahn (R)||Y Kuipers (R)||Y McManus (R)|
|Y Nofs (R)||Y Olshove (D)||Y Pappageorge (R)||Y Patterson (R)||Y Prusi (D)|
|Y Richardville (R)||Y Sanborn (R)||n Scott (D)||Y Stamas (R)||- Switalski (D)|
|Y Thomas (D)||Y Van Woerkom (R)||n Whitmer (D)|
Senate Roll Call 453 on 2009 Senate Bill 884
I just read the suggested legislation requiring the State of Michigan to pay for all hearing aids. ALL hearing aids, not just for the poor. If that passes, the State is going to need all the taxes and penalties it can gather.
But why hire/pay an outside agency? Surely this is one case, much like the Feds taking over student loans, where the State can save/make lots of money by "cutting out the middle man."
Senator Whitmer's statement, in which Senators Clark-Coleman, Scott and Brater concurred, is as follows:
I voted "no" on that last bill because this is just yet another one-time fix. Michigan has a structural budget deficit
that this Legislature for ten years, has avoided making the long-term tough decisions to put our ship right. This is
simply a get-out-of-dodge move. I am not going to support it. I am tired of these one-time fixes.