2007 House Bill 5194

House Roll Call 441: Passed

To increase the state income tax from 3.9 percent to 4.35 percent, effective Oct. 1, 2007. The bill will take an additional $765 million, and is part of a deal to avoid state spending cuts that includes a $750 million service tax (<a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=237048">House Bill 5198</a>, later replaced by a <a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/2007-HB-5408">21.99 percent Michigan Business Tax surcharge</a>), plus modest school employee pension reform (<a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=237070">Senate Bills 546</a> and <a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=237073">547</a>), a bill to make it easier for school districts to seek competitive bids on employee health insurance (<a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=237063">Senate Bill 418</a>), legislation limiting “double dipping” by retired school employees (<a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=237036">House Bill 4800</a>) and a repeal a prohibition on contracting out mental health services in state prisons (<a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/2007-SB-622">Senate Bill 622</a>).

57 Yeas / 52 Nays
Democrat (55 Yeas / 3 Nays)
Republican (2 Yeas / 49 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)