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E-M:/ Michigan Environmental Council Capitol Update 10-1-07



Basics of the budget deal:

 

Raise income tax from 3.9% to 4.35% (drops back down to 3.9% between 2011 and 2015) - will raise about $765 million annually.

 

Sales tax expanded to some services (list at bottom) - will raise about $750 million annually.

 

Both will raise less this year due to the fact that they will take time to implement.

 

Support came primarily from the Democrat side of the aisle with the assistance of the following legislators from Republican ranks; in the House, Reps Ward and Gaffney, and in the Senate, Senators Birkholz, George, Jelinek and Van Woerkom.  Take a minute to write or call to thank all the legislators who decided that investing in Michigan’s people and infrastructure was more important that political rhetoric.   

The legislature will still need reduce state spending by $440 million this fiscal year in order to balance the budget.

SENATE

Referred from floor back to committee:

SB 502: A bill to require a complainant to provide his or her name to the department of environmental quality when submitting a complaint concerning a farm. (referred back to Committee on Agriculture)

Floor:

HB 4597: A bill to provide for hunting on Department of Natural Resources controlled land.

In committee: n/a

HOUSE

On the floor:

SB 350: A bill to create an animal welfare fund.

In committee: n/a

Submitted by:

James Clift

Jamie Weitzel

Michigan Environmental Council

119 Pere Marquette, Ste 2A

Lansing, MI 48912

(517) 487-9539

www.mecprotects.org

 

Taxes on the following services:

(A) CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING SERVICES  

(B) BUSINESS SERVICE CENTER SERVICES  

(C) CONSULTING SERVICES  

(D) INVESTIGATION, GUARD AND ARMORED CAR SERVICES  

(E) INVESTMENT ADVICE SERVICES  

(F) JANITORIAL SERVICES  

(G) LANDSCAPING SERVICES  

(H) OFFICE ADMINISTRATION SERVICES  

(I) ALL OF THE FOLLOWING PERSONAL SERVICES:

(i) ASTROLOGY SERVICES.

(ii) BABY SHOE BRONZING SERVICES.

(iii) BAIL BONDING SERVICES.

(iv) BALLOON-O-GRAM SERVICES.

(v) COIN-OPERATED BLOOD PRESSURE TESTING MACHINE SERVICES.

(vi) BONDSPERSON SERVICES.

(vii) CHECK ROOM SERVICES.

(viii) COIN-OPERATED PERSONAL SERVICE MACHINE SERVICES.

(ix) COMFORT STATION OPERATION SERVICES.

(x) CONCIERGE SERVICES.

(xi) CONSUMER BUYING SERVICES.

(xii) CREDIT CARD NOTIFICATION SERVICES.

(xiii) DATING SERVICES.

(xiv) DISCOUNT BUYING SERVICES.

(xv) SOCIAL ESCORT SERVICES.

(xvi) FORTUNE-TELLING SERVICES.

(xvii) GENEALOGICAL INVESTIGATION SERVICES.

(xviii) HOUSE SITTING SERVICES.

(xix) SOCIAL INTRODUCTION SERVICES.

(xx) COIN-OPERATED RENTAL LOCKER SERVICES.

(xxi) NUMEROLOGY SERVICES.

(xxii) PALM READING SERVICES.

(xxiii) PARTY PLANNING SERVICES.

(xxiv) PAY TELEPHONE SERVICES.

(xxv) PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINER SERVICES.

(xxvi) PERSONAL SHOPPING SERVICES.

(xxvii) COIN-OPERATED PHOTOGRAPHIC MACHINE SERVICES.

(xxviii) PHRENOLOGY SERVICES.

(xxix) PORTER SERVICES.

(xxx) PSYCHIC SERVICES.

(xxxi) REST ROOM OPERATION SERVICES.

(xxxii) SHOESHINE SERVICES.

(xxxiii) SINGING TELEGRAM SERVICES.

(xxxiv) WEDDING CHAPEL SERVICES, BUT NOT CHURCHES.

(xxxv) WEDDING PLANNING SERVICES.

(J) OTHER TRAVEL AND RESERVATION SERVICES  

(K) SCENIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES  

(l) SKIING SERVICES  

(M) TOUR OPERATOR SERVICES  

(N) WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE SERVICES  

(O) PACKAGING AND LABELING SERVICES  

(P) SPECIALIZED DESIGN SERVICES  

(Q) TRANSIT AND GROUND PASSENGER TRANSPORT SERVICES  

(R) COURIER AND MESSENGER SERVICES  

(S) PERSONAL CARE SERVICES, EXCEPT HAIR CARE SERVICES.

(T) SERVICE CONTRACT SERVICES IN WHICH THE SELLER, IN EXCHANGE FOR THE BUYER'S SINGLE PAYMENT, AGREES TO PROVIDE REPAIR, MAINTENANCE, OR REPLACEMENT OF 1 OR MORE ITEMS OF TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY DURING A SPECIFIC PERIOD OF TIME, WHICH SERVICES THE BUYER IS NOT REQUIRED TO BUY IN CONNECTION WITH THE PURCHASE OF TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY.

(U) SECURITY SYSTEM SERVICES  

(V) DOCUMENT PREPARATION SERVICES  

(W) MINIWAREHOUSE SERVICES AND SELF-STORAGE UNIT SERVICES