2012 Senate Bill 1070

House Roll Call 865: Passed

To exempt commercial businesses (including ones that aren't manufacturers) whose tools and equipment in a particular community have a taxable value of less than $40,000 from the so-called “personal property tax,” which is imposed at the same rate as regular property taxes on buildings and land. Another bill in this package would eliminate this tax for industrial property, and others would reimburse the revenue that local governments and school districts now collect from it. This property tax on business tools and equipment currently costs Michigan employers around $1.2 billion annually, which over time would fall to about half that amount.

58 Yeas / 50 Nays
Republican (57 Yeas / 7 Nays)
Democrat (1 Yea / 43 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (2)