Introduced by Rep. Barbara Farrah (D) on April 10, 2003 To collect more income tax from non-residents, by expanding the types of income earned by non-residents which are considered "business income," and are therefore subject to Michigan's income tax. This bill is one of many authorizing “revenue enhancements” which Gov. Jennifer Granholm has proposed to close a gap between state spending and expected revenue in the Fiscal Year 2003-2004 budget. The Senate Fiscal Agency estimates the bill would increase income tax collected from taxpayers by some $6 million in FY 2003-04. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on April 10, 2003
Reported in the House on April 30, 2003 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. James Koetje (R) on May 1, 2003 To limit the authority of the Department of Treasury to expand the definition of taxable business income earned in Michigan by out-of-state firms. Instead, expansions of the definition beyond those specified in the bill would require legislative approval.
Amendment offered by Rep. Shelley Goodman Taub (R) on May 1, 2003 To require the Department of Treasury to report to the legislature in two years on the impact of the bill on the tax liability of resident and nonresident taxpayers.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 1, 2003
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on May 6, 2003
Reported in the Senate on June 3, 2003 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 4, 2003 To replace the previous version of the bill with one which incorporates technical changes that do not affect the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 4, 2003
Amendment offered by Rep. Barbara Farrah (D) on June 24, 2003 To specify that the intention of the bill is only to clarify the definition and scope of business income as originally intended by the legislature, not expand it.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 24, 2003