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2010 Senate Bill 1267: Continue 7/8th cent gas tax "fund raid"

Public Act 263 of 2010

Introduced by Sen. Dennis Olshove (D) on April 20, 2010
To continue to impose a 7/8ths cent-per-gallon gas and refined petroleum tax scheduled to expire on Dec. 31, 2010. The tax was originally levied for the cleanup of underground fuel tanks, but was diverted to other government spending following a 2004 “fund raid” enacted to avoid state spending cuts and reforms, and continues to be used for that purpose. The bill would extend the tax through 2015.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee on April 20, 2010
Reported in the Senate on September 16, 2010
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on September 16, 2010
To extend the tax hike and "fund raid" for two more years instead of five more years.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 16, 2010
Received in the House on September 16, 2010
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on September 16, 2010
Reported in the House on November 10, 2010
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. David Agema (R) on November 30, 2010
To end the tax increase in 2011 instead of 2012.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on November 30, 2010
Passed 57 to 44 in the House on November 30, 2010.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To continue to impose a 7/8ths cent-per-gallon gas and refined petroleum tax scheduled to expire on Dec. 31, 2010. The tax was originally levied for the cleanup of underground fuel tanks, but was diverted to other government spending following a 2004 “fund raid” enacted to avoid state spending cuts and reforms, and continues to be used for that purpose. The bill would extend the tax through 2015.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 14, 2010

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