Introduced by Sen. Bert Johnson D-Highland Park on February 15, 2012
To allow Detroit to impose an income tax of 3.0 percent on residents and 1.5 percent on nonresidents, which is 0.5 percent higher than currently allowed. Other cities are allowed to impose individual income taxes not higher than 1 percent for residents and 0.5 percent for non-residents. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on February 15, 2012
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on June 12, 2012
Reported in the Senate on June 13, 2012
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 14, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 14, 2012
Amendment offered by Sen. Bert Johnson D-Highland Park on June 14, 2012
Motion by Sen. Tupac Hunter D-Detroit on September 12, 2012
That the Senate proceed to consideration of the bill.
To allow Detroit to suspend a state-mandated gradual reduction of its city income tax to the maximum rate allowed for other cities (1 percent for residents and 0.5 percent for non-residents). This would allow the current the city to keep its current rates of 2.4 percent and 1.2 percent, repectively, until debt incurred to fix broken streetlights is repaid (see House Bill 5688). When the mandated tax rate reduction was first enacted Detroit's income tax took 3 percent from residents and 1.5 percent from nonresidents who work in the city.
Motion by Sen. Arlan Meekhof R-West Olive on December 4, 2012
That the bill be given immediate effect.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 4, 2012
Received in the House on December 4, 2012
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on December 4, 2012
Reported in the House on December 13, 2012
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Richard LeBlanc D-Westland on December 13, 2012
To require more of Detroit's city income tax to be earmarked to police.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012