Manistee lawmakers seek to revise Michigan’s marijuana law, personal property tax requirements

From revising marijuana law to personal property tax details and restricting local government lawsuits against pharmaceutical makers, see how Manistee area lawmakers voted on recent measures. 

To clarify that where there are inconsistencies between the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act and certain parts of the revised judicature act of 1961 related to drug treatment courts, the provisions of the latter are the ones that apply. Because the bill amends an initiated law placed on the ballot by a petition drive, amending it requires a three-fourths majority in the House and Senate.

Passed 87 to 16 in the House 

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann, supported the measure.

2021 House Bill 4730, Revise property tax-related records access

To revise the procedures, fees and scope of provisions that require a register of deeds or county treasurer to provide access to certain records related to property tax assessments and levies.

Passed 66 to 37 in the House

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann, supported the measure.

• 2022 Senate Bill 807,  Revise personal property tax details

To require the state to give businesses that may have liability for paying personal property tax a statement related to calculating this. This tax is based on the value of their tools and equipment. The bill is part of a legislative package

Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate

Sen. Curt. VanderWall, R-Ludington, supported the measure.

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