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2011 House Bill 5178: Revise property tax “poverty exemption” detail

Public Act 135 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. Rashida Tlaib D-Detroit on November 28, 2011
To revise the requirement that a person who applies for property tax “poverty” exemption must provide federal and state income tax returns, to allow someone who is not required to file income tax returns to instead submit an affidavit stating this. These tax exemptions are granted at the discretion of local tax officials.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on November 28, 2011
Reported in the House on January 25, 2012
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the Senate on February 14, 2012
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on February 14, 2012
Reported in the Senate on March 1, 2012
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 16, 2012