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2020 Senate Bill 943: Coronavirus epidemic response bills – summer tax bills
Introduced by Sen. Peter MacGregor R-Rockford on May 28, 2020
To delay the deadline for paying local governments’ 2020 “summer” property tax bills until Sept. 30, 2020, and longer if a property owner enters into an installment payment plan.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on May 28, 2020
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 23, 2020
Reported in the Senate on June 24, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
To establish a process by which a property owner who "experienced economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic" and lockdown could apply for a delay in paying "summer" property taxes without incurring interest charges until June 2021.
Received in the House on June 24, 2020
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on June 24, 2020
Substitute offered by Rep. James Lower R-Greenville on July 22, 2020
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on July 22, 2020
Received in the Senate on July 23, 2020
Substitute offered by Sen. Peter MacGregor R-Rockford on December 10, 2020
To adopt a version of the bill that shortens the proposed tax deferment period and makes other changes.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 10, 2020
To allow taxpayers who are harmed economically by the coronavirus epidemic to defer summer 2020 property tax payments without penalties and interest until February 28, 2021. The bill would create a system to let the state "front" money to counties to cover the temporary revenue shortfalls the bill would generate.
Received in the House on December 15, 2020
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on December 30, 2020