Introduced by Sen. Bert Johnson (D) on January 26, 2012
To give the regional transit authority proposed by Senate Bill 909 the power to impose a higher vehicle registration tax in the region to pay for buses and other public transportation. A vote of the people would be required, and if approved region-wide the tax would still be imposed on individual communities that vote against it (no local "opt-out"). This is part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s road and transit tax proposal. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on January 26, 2012
Reported in the Senate on April 17, 2012
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on November 27, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 27, 2012