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2021 House Bill 4224: Exempt "personal protective equipment" from sales tax
Introduced by Rep. Jim Lilly (R) on February 11, 2021
To exempt "personal protective equipment" from the state sales tax. The bill defines this as “items for human wear and designed as protection against injury or disease or as protection against damage or injury of other persons or property but not suitable for general use,” including but not limited to, “breathing masks, face shields, respirators, protective gloves, and safety glasses and goggles”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Rules and Competitveness Committee on February 11, 2021
Reported in the House on February 25, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
To exempt "personal protective equipment" from the state sales tax. The bill defines this as “items for human wear and designed as protection against injury or disease or as protection against damage or injury of other persons or property but not suitable for general use,” including but not limited to, “breathing masks, face shields, respirators, protective gloves, and safety glasses and goggles.” The exemption would be retroactive to March 10, 2020 and extend through December 31, 2021.
Received in the Senate on March 4, 2021
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on March 4, 2021
Reported in the Senate on May 20, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on June 2, 2021
Vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on June 25, 2021
Received in the House on June 30, 2021
Motion in the House on June 30, 2021
To override the governor's veto.
The motion failed 62 to 47 in the House on June 30, 2021.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Referred to the House Rules and Competitveness Committee on June 30, 2021

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