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2014 Senate Bill 791: Revise, make permanent non-transportation 7/8th cent gas tax

Public Act 416 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Michael Green (R) on February 18, 2014
To eliminate the 2016 sunset on a 7/8ths cent-per-gallon gas tax that was originally supposed to expire in 1998 and be used to clean up leaking underground fuel tanks, but which has been extended several times and was diverted to other government spending by a 2004 "fund raid." The 2004 “fund raid” was enacted to avoid state spending cuts and reforms in that year’s budget, and remains in effect.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on February 18, 2014
Reported in the Senate on May 20, 2014
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on May 20, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 20, 2014
Received in the House on May 21, 2014
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on May 21, 2014
Reported in the House on December 2, 2014
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Andrea LaFontaine (R) on December 16, 2014
To adopt a version of the bill that adds some limits on using this money to support spending unrelated to underground fuel tank cleanups. This substitute was replaced by another that does the same thing and changes some other details.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on December 16, 2014
Substitute offered by Rep. Andrea LaFontaine (R) on December 16, 2014
To adopt a version of the bill that adds some limits on using this money to support spending unrelated to underground fuel tank cleanups.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 16, 2014
Passed 108 to 0 in the House on December 17, 2014.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To eliminate the 2016 sunset on a 7/8ths cent-per-gallon gas tax that was originally supposed to expire in 1998 and be used to clean up leaking underground fuel tanks, but which has been extended several times and was diverted to other government spending by a 2004 "fund raid." However, the bill would earmark $20 million of the annual revenue of around $50 million from this tax to underground tank cleanups (as originally intended), and add some limits on using money from this tax to support unrelated activities.
Received in the Senate on December 17, 2014
Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on December 17, 2014.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 31, 2014

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