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The '''Michigan Use Tax for Metropolitan Areas, Public Act 408''' is on the [[Michigan 2014 ballot measures|August 5, 2014 ballot]] in [[Michigan]] as a {{lrssfull}}. The measure, upon voter approval, would dedicate a portion of the state's use tax revenue to benefit metropolitan areas throughout Michigan.<ref>[http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/Bal_Prop_Status_2013_410795_7.pdf ''Michigan Department of State'', “State of Michigan Statewide Ballot Proposal Status”, December 4, 2013]</ref>
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The '''Michigan Use Tax for Metropolitan Areas, Public Act 408''' will not appear on the [[Michigan 2014 ballot measures|August 5, 2014 ballot]] in [[Michigan]] as a {{lrssfull}}. The measure would have dedicated a portion of the state's use tax revenue to benefit metropolitan areas throughout Michigan.<ref>[http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/Bal_Prop_Status_2013_410795_7.pdf ''Michigan Department of State'', “State of Michigan Statewide Ballot Proposal Status”, December 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
The bill was sponsored in the [[Michigan Legislature|legislature]] by [[Judson Gilbert|State Representative Judson Gilbert]] (R-81).<ref name=text>[http://web.archive.org/web/20140402165828/http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2011-2012/publicact/htm/2012-PA-0408.htm ''Michigan Legislature'', “Enrolled House Bill No. 6026”, accessed January 16, 2014]</ref>
 
The bill was sponsored in the [[Michigan Legislature|legislature]] by [[Judson Gilbert|State Representative Judson Gilbert]] (R-81).<ref name=text>[http://web.archive.org/web/20140402165828/http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2011-2012/publicact/htm/2012-PA-0408.htm ''Michigan Legislature'', “Enrolled House Bill No. 6026”, accessed January 16, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Text of measure==
 
==Text of measure==
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In Michigan, a simple legislative majority is needed to refer a statute to the ballot. Public Act 408 was approved by the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] on December 13, 2012. Public Act 408 was approved by the [[Michigan Senate]] on December 12, 2012.<ref>[http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(kzdrcg45uql4p1uhcwplcqbh))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2012-HB-6026 ''Michigan Legislature'', "House Bill 6026 (2012)," accessed January 16, 2014]</ref>
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A simple legislative majority was needed to refer a statute to the ballot. Public Act 408 was approved by the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] on December 13, 2012. Public Act 408 was approved by the [[Michigan Senate]] on December 12, 2012.<ref>[http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(kzdrcg45uql4p1uhcwplcqbh))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2012-HB-6026 ''Michigan Legislature'', "House Bill 6026 (2012)," accessed January 16, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 09:58, 6 May 2014

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The Michigan Use Tax for Metropolitan Areas, Public Act 408 will not appear on the August 5, 2014 ballot in Michigan as a legislatively-referred state statute. The measure would have dedicated a portion of the state's use tax revenue to benefit metropolitan areas throughout Michigan.[1]

The bill was sponsored in the legislature by State Representative Judson Gilbert (R-81).[2]

Text of measure

The proposed ballot text read as follows:

APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF THE AMENDATORY ACT DEDICATING A PORTION OF USE TAX REVENUE TO BENEFIT METROPOLITAN AREAS THROUGHOUT THIS STATE


The amendatory act adopted by the Legislature would:

1. Dedicate a portion of the existing state use tax as a local tax levied by a new metropolitan areas authority.
2. Distribute revenue from that local tax throughout the state for local purposes, including police and fire protection.
3. Increase that portion of the state use tax currently dedicated for aid to schools.
4. Prohibit the total use tax rate from exceeding the constitutional limit of 6%.
Should this amendatory act be approved?
YES [  ]
NO [  ] [3]

—Michigan Legislature, Enrolled House Bill No. 6026, [2]

Path to the ballot

See also: Legislatively-referred state statutes in Michigan

A simple legislative majority was needed to refer a statute to the ballot. Public Act 408 was approved by the Michigan House of Representatives on December 13, 2012. Public Act 408 was approved by the Michigan Senate on December 12, 2012.[4]

Senate vote

December 12, 2012 Senate vote

Michigan PA 408 Senate Vote
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 23 62.16%
No1437.84%

House vote

December 13, 2012 House vote

Michigan PA 408 Senate Vote
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 56 51.38%
No5348.62%

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