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2013 House Bill 4539: Exempt fuel sales from sales tax

Public Act 467 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R) on April 11, 2013
To no longer impose the 6 percent sales tax on gas and diesel motor fuel sales. See also House Bills 4359, which would increase the motor fuel tax to a rate of 10 to 12 percent of the wholesale price.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on April 11, 2013
Substitute offered by Rep. Nancy Jenkins (R) on December 4, 2014
To adopt the version of the bill that phases-in the proposed change over six years. See also the version of House Bill 5477 passed at the same time, which would phase-in a gas tax increase over the same period.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 4, 2014
Passed 56 to 53 in the House on December 4, 2014.
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To phase out charging the 6 percent sales tax on gas and diesel motor fuel sales over six years. House Bill 5477 would gradually increase the motor fuel tax by an equivalent amount. Sales tax revenue is mostly earmarked to schools, and to local governments revenue sharing. The bill requires the legislature to appropriate at least as much as the previous year to both those areas, using revenue from other taxes. If it did not, then the 6 percent sales tax would automatically be imposed on fuel sales again. Together, the bills would shift about $1 billion in current state revenue to roads, with no net tax increase.
Received in the Senate on December 10, 2014
Referred to the Senate on December 10, 2014
Passed 22 to 13 in the Senate on December 11, 2014.
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To adopt a empty "shell" version of the bill as a means of sending the measure to a House-Senate conference committee to work out the differences.
Received in the House on December 11, 2014
Failed 0 to 106 in the House on December 11, 2014.
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To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill. The vote sends the measure to a House-Senate conference committee to work out the differences.
Received in the House on December 11, 2014
Passed 88 to 22 in the House on December 19, 2014.
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To exempt gasoline and diesel purchases from sales tax. This is part of a package that includes a large fuel tax increase (House Bill 5477), a ballot measure increasing the state sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent (House Joint Resolution UU), and several related measures. The package represents a net tax increase of around $2 billion, of which $1.2 billion would go to roads, but none of this will happen if voters do not approve the sales tax hike in a May 5, 2015 election.
Received in the Senate on December 15, 2014
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 12, 2015

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