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2013 Senate Bill 55: Expand forest property tax breaks

Public Act 44 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Michael Green (R) on January 16, 2013
To change the definition of land that qualifies for agricultural land property tax breaks to include land granted the forest property tax breaks that Senate Bill 51 would expand and modify.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on January 16, 2013
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Reported in the Senate on February 5, 2013
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 7, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 7, 2013
Received in the House on February 12, 2013
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on February 12, 2013
Reported in the House on March 6, 2013
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on May 22, 2013
To require the legislature to reimburse local school districts for any foregone tax revenue resulting from these tax breaks.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Vicki Barnett (D) on May 22, 2013
To move back the date the bill goes into effect.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2013
To change the definition of land that qualifies for agricultural land property tax breaks to include certain land granted the forest property tax breaks that Senate Bill 51 would expand and modify.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 5, 2013

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