END PRISON INMATES SALES TAX EXEMPTION
House Bill 4980
Sponsor: Rep. Rick Jones
Committee: Tax Policy
Complete to 8-29-05
A SUMMARY OF HOUSE BILL 4980 AS INTRODUCED 6-21-05
The bill would amend the General Sales Tax Act to eliminate the exemption provided for the sale of tangible personal property to inmates in a penal or correctional institution purchased with scrip (or its equivalent) issued and redeemed by the correctional institution. This exemption was added to the General Sales Tax Act with the enactment of Public Act 207 of 1971.
The bill would reduce annual sales tax revenue by an estimated $0.7 million ($0.2 million in General Fund/General Purpose revenue and $0.5 million in School Aid Fund Revenue).
Fiscal Analyst: Rebecca Ross
■ This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan House staff for use by House members in their deliberations, and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.