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2011 House Bill 4480: Repeal pension income tax exemption

Public Act 41 of 2011

Introduced by Rep. Jud Gilbert (R) on March 23, 2011
To no longer exempt state employee pension income from the state income tax, as proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder as part of a plan to reduce the state business tax. Under current law, government employee pensions are completely exempt, and private sector retiree pension is exempt up to $45,120 on a single return and $90,240 on joint returns.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on March 23, 2011
Reported in the House on April 27, 2011
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the Senate on May 4, 2011
Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on May 4, 2011
Reported in the Senate on May 12, 2011
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on May 12, 2011
The vote by which the bill was defeated.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 12, 2011
Received in the Senate on May 12, 2011
To no longer exempt state employee pension income from the state income tax, as proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder as part of a plan to reduce the state business tax. Note: The bill was defeated on this vote (but passed later) because a majority of those elected and serving is needed, which is 20 votes.
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on May 12, 2011
The vote by which the bill was defeated.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 12, 2011
Received in the Senate on May 12, 2011
Passed 19 to 19 in the Senate on May 12, 2011.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To no longer exempt state employee pension income from the state income tax, as proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder as part of a plan to reduce the state business tax. Under current law, government employee pensions are completely exempt, and private sector retiree pension is exempt up to $45,120 on a single return and $90,240 on joint returns. Note: The Lt. Governor broke the tie vote by voting in favor.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 25, 2011

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