Introduced by Rep. Steven Johnson (R) on November 30, 2021
To repeal an annual state gas and diesel tax increase based on the inflation rate for the past year, which was imposed with a general increase in these taxes in 2015. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on November 30, 2021
Substitute offered by Rep. Steven Johnson (R) on March 9, 2022
To adopt a version of the bill that temporarily suspends collection of all state motor fuel tax in Michigan from April 1 through Sept. 30, 2022.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 9, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Jack O'Malley (R) on March 9, 2022
To "backfill" the estimated $725 million in gas and diesel tax collections the bill would cancel with regular state "general fund" revenue collected by other non-transportation taxes including the state income tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 9, 2022
To suspend collecting the state motor fuel tax levied on gasoline and diesel fuel purchases between April 1 and September 30, 2022. The current tax rate is 27.2 cents per gallon on both fuels, and revenue from it pays for state and local road repairs. The House Fiscal Agency projects this would reduce that revenue by $725 million in 2022, leaving an equivalent amount in motorists' pockets.
Received in the Senate on March 15, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. Erika Geiss (D) on March 15, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) on March 15, 2022
To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 961, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 961 would rescind provisions of a 1995 law that limited damage awards sought by plaintiffs and trial attorneys against drug companies for selling drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.