Weekly Attraction Report – Midland Day by day Information

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Weekly Appeal Report - Midland Daily News

The house didn’t cast any votes this week due to members in quarantine. This report contains Senate votes until Wednesday; Notable bills among the 55 who passed the Senate Thursday will appear in the next weekly roll-call report.

Senate Act 1105, creating an alternative tax for several hectares of industrial solar systems: 23 to 14 passed in the Senate

Exempting large industrial solar power plants covering an area of ​​several hectares from the state “property tax” and levying a tax on an installation at the rate of $ 3,500 per megawatt of the nominal “nameplate capacity” of the solar modules, with the revenues allocated to different tax units according to the same formula like regular property taxes. It is estimated that this would reduce net local tax revenue slightly, but would have a greater impact on taxes levied on schools.

31 Sen. Kevin Daley, R – Attica, Y.

32 Senator Kenneth Horn, R – Frankenmuth, Y.

36 Senator Jim Stamas, R-Midland, Y.

Senate Act 1133, creation of a state “Propane Commission” with interest groups and officials

Creation of a new state “Propane Commission” composed of certain officials and political representatives with the power to impose a “marketing rating” of 1 / 10th of a cent per gallon on retail propane sellers if the majority of companies in the industry vote in favor. The mission of this new government agency would be to provide discounts to consumers for purchasing more efficient devices.

31 Sen. Kevin Daley, R – Attica, Y.

32 Senator Kenneth Horn, R – Frankenmuth, Y.

36 Senator Jim Stamas, R-Midland, Y.

Senate Act 54, Give some developers tax breaks for redeveloping “historic” structures: Passed 32 to 5 in the Senate

Granting certain state or local government-approved business tax credits that represent up to 25 percent of the amount spent on restoring a structure that meets various criteria for being “historic”. Developers can “carry forward” any unused loan amount for up to 10 years. The bill would specifically approve the waiver of government revenues of up to $ 5 million per year to deliver those subsidies to some developers.

31 Sen. Kevin Daley, R – Attica, Y.

32 Senator Kenneth Horn, R – Frankenmuth, Y.

36 Senator Jim Stamas, R – Midland, N.

Senate Act 676, Government Foreclosure Sale Requirement “Profits” To Go To Homeowners: Passed 37-0 in Senate

The amount by which the proceeds of the foreclosure sale of an individual’s tax-deferred home are being claimed in excess of the unpaid tax bill that must be returned to the homeowner. Under current law, owners with a low tax liability can lose everything in foreclosure.

31 Sen. Kevin Daley, R – Attica, Y.

32 Senator Kenneth Horn, R – Frankenmuth, Y.

36 Senator Jim Stamas, R-Midland, Y.

Senate Act 1046, Let Go of the Low Level Theft and Vandalism Offenders with Just One Ticket: Passed 37-0 in the Senate

Extension of a law that allows the police to issue an “entry ticket” and clear an offender for certain low-level crimes (such as traffic tickets). The law would not allow the police to arrest and book a suspect for a crime or a violation of the regulation, including domestic violence, with certain exceptions.

31 Sen. Kevin Daley, R – Attica, Y.

32 Senator Kenneth Horn, R – Frankenmuth, Y.

36 Senator Jim Stamas, R-Midland, Y.

Senate Act 1215, Approving Local Government Bridge Operation with Developers: Passed 37-0 in Senate

Establishing rules for a city that enters into a contract with a private developer (a “public-private partnership”) to build and operate a toll bridge for a period of 75 years.

31 Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Attica Y.

32 Senator Kenneth Horn, R – Frankenmuth, Y.

36 Senator Jim Stamas, R-Midland, Y.

Senate Act 464, Approval of Further Protective Measures Against Financial Abuse in Financial Institutions: Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate

Financial institutions are required to adopt various procedures, protocols, staff training, reports, and more to identify and prevent financial exploitation of individuals. The bill also prescribes the responses law enforcement or other relevant authorities must meet in response to reports of financial exploitation. Among other things, banks and financial institutions would have the power to delay withdrawals of funds or freeze accounts in some cases.

31 Sen. Kevin Daley, R – Attica, Y.

32 Senator Kenneth Horn, R – Frankenmuth, Y.

36 Senator Jim Stamas, R-Midland, Y.

Senate Act 1222, Simple Medical Licensing Mandate for Veterans Licensed Elsewhere: Passed 37-0 in the Senate

Current military personnel, veterans, and their dependents with a non-state-issued medical service license qualify for Michigan reciprocity.

31 Sen. Kevin Daley, R – Attica, Y.

32 Senator Kenneth Horn, R – Frankenmuth, Y.

36 Senator Jim Stamas, R-Midland, Y.

Senate Act 1234, creating conditions for poverty-related property tax breaks: Passed 37-0 in the Senate

Require a person who has been granted an exemption from property tax for poverty to sign a form stating that they still own and live on the property.

31 Sen. Kevin Daley, R – Attica, Y.

32 Senator Kenneth Horn, R – Frankenmuth, Y.

36 Senator Jim Stamas, R-Midland, Y.

Source: MichiganVotes.org, a free, bipartisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy that has concise, bipartisan, simple English descriptions of all Michigan House and Senate bills and votes. Visit www.MichiganVotes.org.

– Processed by Victoria Ritter, vritter@mdn.net