Introduced by Sen. Jack Brandenburg R-Harrison Twp on February 25, 2014
To revise details of a mechanism created by a 2012 legislative package enacted to distribute some state use tax revenue to local governments, which would replace revenue they lose due to reductions in the "personal property tax" imposed on business tools and equipment. The bill is part of a package comprised of Senate Bills 821 to 830, which essentially replace all of the foregone local personal property tax revenue from that 2012 tax cut, rather than most of it. For any of this to happen voters must approve related changes to the state “use tax” in an August, 2014 ballot initiative; this legislative package was negotiated to forestall local government opposition to that measure. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on February 25, 2014
Reported in the Senate on February 27, 2014
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on March 4, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 4, 2014
Amendment offered by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer D- on March 4, 2014
To "tie bar" the bill to Senate Bill 658, which would impose sales tax on many catalog or internet purchases made from sellers outside the state, by placing in statute a broad definition of “nexus,” or affiliation with a different business located in Michigan, in the manner pioneered by internet retailer Amazon.com.