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2017 Senate Bill 511: Give tax breaks to some home buyers
Introduced by Sen. Peter MacGregor (R) on July 12, 2017
To authorize a $5,000 state income tax exemption, and $10,000 for joint filers, if the income is contributed to a specialty savings account for home purchases by individuals who have not bought or owned a home in the past three years (dubbed by the bill a "first time home buyer"). Up to $50,000 could be contributed over time for purposes of buying a principal residence.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on July 12, 2017
Reported in the Senate on November 9, 2017
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 12, 2017
To cap the total amount of tax exemptions an account holder could claim for contributions at $50,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 12, 2017
Received in the House on December 13, 2017
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on December 13, 2017
Reported in the House on May 2, 2018
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Jim Tedder (R) on November 28, 2018
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 28, 2018
Received in the Senate on December 4, 2018
Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on December 4, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2018

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