2009 House Bill 5599

Senate Roll Call 451: Passed

To take $5 million in the current fiscal year and $7 million in the next year 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>.

35 Yeas / 2 Nays
Republican (20 Yeas / 2 Nays)
Democrat (15 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)