View Amendment Current Amendment: 11448DG11.docx to Bill 36     The Committee on Finance proposed the following amendment (NBD\11448DG11):
        Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:

/SECTION     1.     A.     SECTION 1B of Act 99 of 2007 is amended to read:

    B.     (A)     Notwithstanding the sales and use rates imposed pursuant to Chapter 36, Title 12 of the 1976 Code, the rate of tax imposed pursuant to that chapter on the gross proceeds of sales of items described in subsection A of this section is five and one-half percent for such sales from July 1, 2007.
    (B)     Notwithstanding the sales and use rates imposed pursuant to Chapter 36, Title 12 of the 1976 Code, the rate of tax imposed pursuant to that chapter on the gross proceeds of sales of items described in subsection A of this section is three and one-half percent for such sales from July 1, 2011.
    (C)     Notwithstanding the sales and use rates imposed pursuant to Chapter 36, Title 12 of the 1976 Code, the rate of tax imposed pursuant to that chapter on the gross proceeds of sales of items described in subsection A of this section is one and three-quarters percent for such sales from July 1, 2012.
    (D)     Effective January 1, 2013, the sales tax exemption on the gross proceeds of sales of items described in subsection A is fully implemented and no sales and use tax may be imposed on the items described in subsection A.

SECTION     2.     Act 99 of 2007 is amended by repealing SECTION 1C. which reads:

    C.     Beginning with the February 15, 2008, forecast by the Board of Economic Advisors of annual general fund revenue growth for the upcoming fiscal year, and annually thereafter, if the forecast of that growth equals at least five percent of the most recent estimate by the board of general fund revenues for the current fiscal year, then the applicable state sales and use tax rate imposed on items described in subsection A. of this section is reduced, effective the following July first, by one and one-half percent in the first year and by one percent every year thereafter. That reduced rate applies until a subsequent reduction takes effect. If the February fifteenth forecast meets the requirement for a rate reduction, the board promptly shall certify this result in writing to the Department of Revenue. On the July first that the rate attains zero, the provisions of subsections B. and C. of this section no longer apply.

SECTION     3.     This act takes effect upon approval of the Governor./
    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.