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2009 House Bill 4514: Require six months residency for EITC
Introduced by Rep. Michael Lahti (D) on March 4, 2009
To require a person to be a state resident for at least six months to qualify for a state earned income tax credit.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on March 4, 2009
Reported in the House on March 18, 2009
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on March 18, 2009
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 House on March 18, 2009
Received in the Senate on March 19, 2009
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on March 19, 2009
Reported in the Senate on June 9, 2009
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on October 8, 2009
To adopt a version of the bill that uses it as a "vehicle" for suspending a scheduled increase in the value of the EITC.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 8, 2009
Amendment offered by Sen. Nancy Cassis (R) on October 8, 2009
To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bills 838 and 884, meaning this bill cannot become law unless those ones do also. They would reduce the Michigan Business Tax surcharge, slighty reduce the value of film production subsidies, and authorize a "tax amnesty" period.
The amendment passed 19 to 13 in the Senate on October 8, 2009.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. Jud Gilbert (R) on October 8, 2009
To phase in the suspended EITC increase over several years.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 8, 2009
To eliminate an increase in the earned income tax credit, which under current statute will go from 10 percent to 20 percent of the federal EITC for the 2009 tax year. The EITC is a refundable credit (or “reverse income tax”) for low income workers. It is estimated that the increase add $160 million to the current budget shortfall. The bill authorizes phasing in an increase over four years.
Motion in the Senate on October 8, 2009
To give the bill immediate effect.
The motion passed 21 to 12 in the Senate on October 8, 2009.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Received in the House on October 13, 2009
Substitute offered by Rep. Michael Lahti (D) on February 23, 2010
To replace the Senate-passed version, which postponed a doubling of the EITC, with the original House-passed version, which would just require six-month residency for eligibility.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 23, 2010
Amendment offered by Rep. Brian Calley (R) on February 23, 2010
To extend the proposed elibility requirement to two years of residency.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 23, 2010
To not postpone a doubling of the EITC (as passed by the Senate), and again pass the original House version, which would just require six-month residency for earned income tax credit eligibility.
Received in the Senate on July 1, 2010

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