The Michigan Local Sales Tax Amendment
did not make the November 6, 2012
statewide ballot in Michigan
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. The proposed measure would have allowed municipalities to impose up to a 4 percent sales tax following voter approval in the municipality. The tax would have been in addition to the state's 6 percent sales tax. According to reports, the proposed tax would not be imposed on prescription drugs or most food.
The bill was sponsored by Sen. Bertram Johnson
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Michigan Constitution
To place the measure on the ballot, a minimum two-thirds vote was required in both the House and the Senate.