This morning the House Tax Policy Committee took a second day of testimony on a ten bill package that represents months of negotiations on personal property tax (PPT) reform. The Michigan Municipal League’s message on PPT has consistently been 100 percent, guaranteed replacement. The bills do represent 100 percent replacement and a more stable reimbursement mechanism.
The League testified in support of the legislation today and was joined in voicing their support by Mayor Jack O,Reilly from Dearborn and Mayor Kurt Dykstra from Holland. Both Mayor O’Reilly and Mayor Dykstra did an excellent job expressing the views of the League and the positive impact this legislation will have on their communities.
The bills, Senate Bills 821-830, will receive another committee hearing and be voted on next week (3/19). We anticipate these bills will continue moving quickly through the legislative process, likely making it to the Governor’s desk before spring break in April.
Samantha Harkins is the Director of State Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League. She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at [email protected]