2012 House Bill 5705

Senate Roll Call 801: Passed

To allow $12.5 million in annual revenue from a Detroit utility tax originally intended pay for police officers to instead be used to pay debt service on money borrowed for streetlight repairs (see House Bill 5688). This bill also requires passage of another one (Senate Bill 970) which would allow Detroit to suspend a required city income tax reduction until the new streetlight debt is paid off.

23 Yeas / 15 Nays
Republican (14 Yeas / 12 Nays)
Democrat (9 Yeas / 3 Nays)