On Wednesday morning the Senate Finance Committee has posted to hear testimony on House Bills 6022, 6024-26, bills that create the reimbursement scheme for personal property tax repeal as outlined in the Lt. Governor’s plan.
The hearing is at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12 in the ground floor hearing room in Boji Tower, 124 W. Allegan Street in Lansing.
The Lt. Governor’s plan includes allowing locals to levy an essential services assessment for police and fire services as well as diverting a portion of the currently assessed statewide use tax. The League has a number of concerns with the plans including its reliance on a statewide vote of the people to divert the use tax as well as concerns over the level of reimbursement. In addition, the plan appears to be an administrative nightmare for our communities.
Please contact your legislators and ask them for full and guaranteed replacement of personal property tax revenue.
Samantha Harkins is the Director of State Affairs for the League and handles municipal finance and labor issues. She can be reached at 517-908-0306 and at email@example.com.