2009 House Bill 5599

House Roll Call 376: Passed

To take $7 million each year in the next two fiscal years from telephone tax money levied to pay for 9-1-1 emergency phone service infrastructure, and use it instead to displace state general fund money in the State Police budget, thus avoiding the need to cut or reform other state spending. The infrastructure this phone tax was intended to create was completed several years ago and the tax was supposed to end, but was extended through 2014 in <a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?Year=2008&PublicActNumber=379">2008</a>. There was a previous "fund raid" on this money in <a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?Year=2004&PublicActNumber=89">2004</a>, and another in <a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?Year=2006&PublicActNumber=74">2006</a>.

63 Yeas / 44 Nays
Democrat (63 Yeas / 2 Nays)
Republican (0 Yeas / 42 Nays)