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2011 Senate Bill 347: Revise medical services taxes to get more federal Medicaid money

Public Act 141

Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on February 20, 2011
Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on April 27, 2011
To repeal a 6 percent use tax on medical services health care providers, and replace it with a 1 percent tax on health insurance claims. These taxes are designed to “game” the federal Medicaid system in ways that result in higher federal payments to Michigan’s medical welfare system. This bill is the repealer, and Senate Bill 348 creates the new tax.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on April 27, 2011
Motion in the Senate on June 29, 2011
To discharge the Committee on Appropriations from further consideration of the bill, and move it directly to the full Senate for a vote.
The motion passed 24 to 14 in the Senate on June 29, 2011.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on June 29, 2011
To reconsider the vote by which the bill was defeated.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 29, 2011
Received in the Senate on June 30, 2011
To repeal a 6 percent use tax on medical services health care providers, and replace it with a 1 percent tax on health insurance claims. These taxes are designed to “game” the federal Medicaid system in ways that result in higher federal payments to Michigan’s medical welfare system. This bill is the repealer, and Senate Bill 348 creates the new tax.
Received in the House on June 30, 2011
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on June 30, 2011
Reported in the House on August 24, 2011
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Motion in the Senate on August 24, 2011
To give the bill be given immediate effect.
The motion passed 32 to 2 in the Senate on August 24, 2011.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Received in the House on September 7, 2011
Substitute offered in the House on September 7, 2011
To clarify when the new tax will kick-in.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 7, 2011
To pass the bill again with a clarification of when the new tax will kick-in.
Received in the Senate on September 7, 2011
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.

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