Branch County Sheriff Department Levy Increase Proposal (November 2012)

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A Branch County Sheriff Department Levy Increase proposal was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Branch County, which is in Michigan where it was defeated.

This proposal proposed to authorize the Branch County Sheriff Department to increase property taxes by .75 mill ($.75 per $1,000 of assessed valuation) for five years in order to fund Road Patrol services. The estimated first year revenue from this tax is $975,000.[1]

Election Results

The following are election results for the measure:

Branch County Sheriff Department Levy Proposal
Defeatedd No967059.32%
Yes 6631 40.68%

Results via County of Branch, Unofficial Results for November 6, 2012.

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

Shall the County of Branch, Michigan, impose an increase of up to .75 mill ($.75 per $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of Michigan Constitution of 1963, as amended, against all real and personal property in the County for a period of five years, commencing with the tax year 2012 through the tax year 2016, for providing funds for Road Patrol and its enforcement functions of the Branch County Sheriff’s Office? The estimate of the revenue the County will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2013 is approximately $975,000.00.[1][2]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Branch County Elections, Official Proposals for November 2012
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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