Top 3 Current Legislative Items we are following for the end of 2012 and start of 2013.
SB 1293 and SB 1294 introduced in September would convert Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan from a uniquely regulated healthcare company with tax-exempt status to a nonprofit mutual corporation regulated under the Insurance Code, as with all other insurers in the state.
Earlier this year the Michigan Senate passed a multi-bill package that would eliminate the personal property tax on manufacturing businesses. The Michigan House will look at these bills in late 2012 and early 2013. Some of the items that still need to be settled are what measures and amounts will be used to reimburse local governments.
After the failure of Proposal 2 some discussion in the Michigan House and Senate have turned to the introduction of Right to Work Legislation. While no bills have currently been introduced we will continue to watch this discussion and update members if any legislation is introduced.