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2013 Senate Bill 342: Authorize Amber Alert income tax checkoff

Public Act 92 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on May 1, 2013
To allow an individual to choose to automatically contribute $5 or more from his or her state income tax refund to pay for unspecified expenses related to executing “Amber alerts,” which disseminate useful information about a missing child to law enforcement agencies, radio and television stations. The checkoff would have the effect of reducing the amount of a person’s tax refund. A person not receiving a refund could use his or her tax return to contribute to the program.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on May 1, 2013
Received in the House on May 22, 2013
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on May 22, 2013
Reported in the House on June 5, 2013
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 6, 2013
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on June 6, 2013
Substitute offered by Rep. Matt Lori (R) on June 6, 2013
To adopt a substitute that authorizes additional tax checkoff programs; see House-passed version for details.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 6, 2013
To allow an individual to choose to automatically contribute $5 or more from his or her state income tax refund to pay for unspecified expenses related to executing “Amber alerts,” which disseminate useful information about a missing child to law enforcement agencies, radio and television stations. Also, to allow checkoffs for the Michigan Alzheimer's association, a state “military family relief fund” created by a 2004 law, and to provide government subsidies to research or clinics treating persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or “Lou Gehrig's disease"). The checkoffs would have the effect of reducing the amount of a person’s tax refund. A person not receiving a refund could use his or her tax return to contribute to the programs.
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2013
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 28, 2013

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