Advocacy News – February 18, 2021
The Rules and Competitiveness Committee took testimony on HB 4224 and HB 4225 that would exempt personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies from Sales and/or Use Tax. The legislation would be retroactive to March 10, 2020, and would run through December 31, 2021. The Michigan Chamber supports the bill.
Personal protective equipment and supplies would mean all of the following:
- Protective equipment that is not suitable for general use and is designed to be worn and to protect the wearer against injury or disease, or to protect against damaging or injuring other persons or property, such as breathing masks, face shields, respirators, protective gloves, or safety glasses and goggles.
- Disinfecting products designed to disinfect or sanitize an individual, workplace, or protective equipment, such as antibacterial soap, disinfecting spray, disinfecting wipes, or hand sanitizer.
- Plexiglass used as a barrier to reduce or prevent exposure to COVID-19.
In order to receive the exemption, an employer would have to maintain a COVID-19 safety protocol plan in accordance with current Department of Health and Human Services emergency orders.
For more information on this legislation, please contact Dan Papineau at firstname.lastname@example.org