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2015 House Bill 4605: House GOP road funding package
Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on May 14, 2015
To earmark a portion of state income tax revenue to road funding, starting with $192 million in 2016 and increasing to $717 million in 2019. The 2019 level would then be indexed to inflation in future years.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Roads and Economic Development Committee on May 14, 2015
Reported in the House on June 4, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on June 9, 2015
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4257, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4257 would reduce the maximum weight of trucks allowed on Michigan roads.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 9, 2015
Passed 62 to 47 in the House on June 10, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To earmark a portion of state income tax revenue to road funding, starting with $192 million in 2016 and increasing to $717 million in 2019.
According to the House Fiscal Agency, this and other bills in the House package would generate an additional $1.163 billion in annual road repair funding by 2019 with just $119 million in tax increases. Given projected under the road funding package the amount of general fund dollars available for other (non-road) spending would increase by $355 million in 2019, versus an increase of $1.137 billion without the package. The road package includes House Bills 4605 to 4615.
Received in the Senate on June 11, 2015
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on June 11, 2015

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