Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on June 7, 2011, to allow Detroit to continue to uniquely impose an income tax of 5 percent utility tax on telephone service, natural gas and electricity. This is one of many laws that provides unique privileges or powers for "a city with a population greater than 750,000." The bill would lower that to 600,000 to accommodate Detroit's ongoing population decline.
View All of House Bill 4624: History, Amendments & Comments
The vote was 20 in favor, 18 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 273)
Let Detroit keep imposing higher utility tax
|Anderson (D)||Bieda (D)||Gleason (D)||Gregory (D)||Hood (D)|
|Hopgood (D)||Hunter (D)||Johnson (D)||Smith (D)||Warren (D)|
|Whitmer (D)||Young (D)|
|Booher (R)||Caswell (R)||Hildenbrand (R)||Kahn (R)||Kowall (R)|
|Meekhof (R)||Pappageorge (R)||Richardville (R)|
|Brandenburg (R)||Casperson (R)||Colbeck (R)||Emmons (R)||Green (R)|
|Hansen (R)||Hune (R)||Jansen (R)||Jones (R)||Marleau (R)|
|Moolenaar (R)||Nofs (R)||Pavlov (R)||Proos (R)||Robertson (R)|
|Rocca (R)||Schuitmaker (R)||Walker (R)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES
|Y Anderson (D)||Y Bieda (D)||Y Booher (R)||n Brandenburg (R)||n Casperson (R)|
|Y Caswell (R)||n Colbeck (R)||n Emmons (R)||Y Gleason (D)||n Green (R)|
|Y Gregory (D)||n Hansen (R)||Y Hildenbrand (R)||Y Hood (D)||Y Hopgood (D)|
|n Hune (R)||Y Hunter (D)||n Jansen (R)||Y Johnson (D)||n Jones (R)|
|Y Kahn (R)||Y Kowall (R)||n Marleau (R)||Y Meekhof (R)||n Moolenaar (R)|
|n Nofs (R)||Y Pappageorge (R)||n Pavlov (R)||n Proos (R)||Y Richardville (R)|
|n Robertson (R)||n Rocca (R)||n Schuitmaker (R)||Y Smith (D)||n Walker (R)|
|Y Warren (D)||Y Whitmer (D)||Y Young (D)|
Senate Roll Call 273 on 2011 House Bill 4624
Again, taxes drive people away. So do high prices. Imposing higher utility fees on the people who can least afford it is both economically wrong and morally wrong. As the scripture says, "Claiming to be wise they have become fools." Romans 1:22
2) Re: 2011 House Bill 4624 (Let Detroit keep imposing higher utility tax ) by CJLKAS on June 9, 2011
It's bad enough that residents have to suffer through rate increases imposed by the MPSC without adding additional taxes. All tax increases should be approved by the voters.
3) 2011 House Bill 4624 (Let Detroit keep imposing higher utility tax ) by admin on January 1, 2001
View pre-2013 Comments.