Manufacturing Issues

Manufacturing's Strategy for Michigan's Future

The Michigan Manufacturing Legislative and Regulatory Agenda is the road map to continue that positive momentum. Check MMA’s our top legislative and regulatory priorities for 2019-2020.

  • MMA Protects Your PPT Exemption
    The House Tax Policy Committee reported out MMA-led legislation to amend the existing State Essential Services Assessment Act (SESA) to push back the state’s deadline to rescind the personal property tax exemption to 4/15 of the following year and extend the annual filing deadline from 8/15 to 10/15. Contact MMA’s Mike Johnston, at 517-487-8554 or, to learn how MMA works to ensure manufacturers don’t lose their exemption.
  • MMA Lowers Taxes for 246,000 Businesses
    MMA has worked to preserve the federal deductibility of state and local taxes for S-Corps, Partnerships and LLC’s. The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act limits deductibility of state and local taxes to the personal income level of just $10,000 — effectively costing 246,000 Michigan businesses to lose their deductibility for state and local taxes paid. Senate Bill 1170 would create a new entity-level tax for pass-through organizations, so federal law would allow deductibility for the businesses.
  • Senate Passes Changes to “Earned Sick Time Act”
    The Senate passed an MMA-supported bill to reform existing Mandated Paid Leave, taking the first step toward a balanced law that doesn’t disadvantage Michigan manufacturers. Learn more online and connect with your Representative to urge their support for Senate Bill 1175 as the House takes action on the legislation this week.
  • Minimum Wage Modifications Pass Senate
    The Senate also passed legislation to modify Michigan’s new minimum wage law which was adopted by the Legislature in September.
  • Data Breach Bills Move Forward with MMA-Supported Amendment
    The House Financial Services Committee passed legislation imposing data breach notification requirements on manufacturers and other companies that maintain personal identifying information. MMA’s advocacy team has worked with legislative leaders to mitigate its negative impact and supported amendments to limit civil actions from the Office of the Attorney General.
  • Asbestos Transparency Bill Passes Senate
    Legislation to require transparency in asbestos litigation and protect businesses is one step closer to passage after the Senate passed MMA-supported legislation on a 35-1 vote. Learn more.
  • Skilled Trades Training Fund Grants Announced for 800 Michigan Employers
    The Michigan Talent Investment Agency (TIA) has announced that $29 million in workforce development grants will be awarded to over 800 Michigan employers to aid the statewide effort to create the most talented workforce in the nation. Learn more.
  • MMA Set to Testify on Oral Chemo Mandate
    The House Health Policy Committee has posted a hearing on Wednesday, 12/5/18, for Senate Bill 492, legislation that would drive up health care costs by mandating cost parity for chemotherapy treatments and arbitrarily cap patient co-pay amounts.
  • MMA Remains Opposed to Pharmaceutical Transparency Legislation
    The House Health Policy Committee took testimony on 11/28/18 on House Bill 5223, legislation which would stifle innovation and investment in Michigan by forcing pharmaceutical manufacturers to reveal sensitive company trade secrets.
  • Line 5 Bill Reported By Senate Committee
    The Senate Government Operations Committee reported legislation which would take the next step in ensuring the ongoing operation of the Line 5 tunnel. Contact MMA’s Andy Such, at 517-487-8543 or, to learn more.
  • No Stricter Than Federal Legislation Aims to Protect Your Business
    An essential protection supported by the MMA to reduce state government overreach and anti-competitive regulations was passed by the House of Representatives 57-50. Learn more.
  • Anti-Competitive Tipping Tax Remains Off DEQ Budget
    Both House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees working on the 2019 DEQ budget reported out bills last week that did not include a proposed 1,200 percent increase in Michigan’s landfill tipping fee from 36 cents per ton to $4.75/ton. Learn more.
  • Final Recommendations of Environmental Justice Workgroup
    The Environmental Justice Work Group (EJWG) last week released their final report addressing Governor Snyder's charge "to develop and provide recommendations that improve environmental justice awareness and engagement in state and local agencies." Learn more.
  • Senate Passes Legislation to Reform DEQ Permitting and Rules Processes
    The Senate passed a three-bill package of legislation to increase transparency and accountability of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Learn more.
  • MMA Saves Michigan’s Electric Choice Option as Energy Policy Passes
    Working closely with Governor Snyder, MMA and a coalition of pro-electric choice advocates drove a fundamental rewrite of the “choice” provisions during the final day of the 2015-2016 Legislative Session to preserve existing market dynamics for choice customers. Learn more.

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