Michigan Use Tax for Metropolitan Areas, Public Act 408 (August 2014)

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Public Act 408
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Type:State statute
Referred by:Legislature
Topic:Taxes on the ballot
Status:On the ballot

Michigan Public Act 408 is a legislatively-referred state statute on the ballot in Michigan that will be decided in the statewide primary election on August 5, 2014. The measure would dedicate a portion of use tax revenue to benefit metropolitan areas throughout the state.[1]

Support

The bill was sponsored in the legislature by Rep. Judson Gilbert.

Text of measure

The official ballot text reads as follows:[2]

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]

Path to the ballot

See also: Michigan legislatively-referred state statutes

A simple majority is needed for the Michigan legislature to refer a statute to the ballot.

The Senate approved the measure 23-14 on December 12, 2012.[4]

The House of Representatives approved the measure 56-53 on December 13.

The measure was officially certified after being signed by the governor on December 20.

See also

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References

  1. Michigan Department of State, "State of Michigan Statewide Ballot Proposal Status," retrieved April 8, 2013
  2. Public Act 408 of 2012, H.B. 6026, 96th MI Leg. (2012)
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  4. PA 408 (status)