2014 Senate Bill 821 ↩
House Roll Call 152:
To revise details of a mechanism created by a <a href=" http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2011-2012/billanalysis/Senate/pdf/2011-SFA-1065-N.pdf">2012 legislative package</a> enacted to distribute some state use tax revenue to local governments, which would replace revenue they lose due to reductions in the "personal property tax" imposed on business tools and equipment. The bill is part of a package comprised of Senate Bills 821 to 830, which essentially replace all of the foregone local personal property tax revenue from that 2012 tax cut, rather than most of it. For any of this to happen voters must approve related changes to the state “use tax” in an August, 2014 ballot initiative; this legislative package was negotiated to forestall local government opposition to that measure.