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2019 Senate Bill 306: Let local business improvement entities tax residences

Public Act 91 of 2020

Introduced by Sen. Peter MacGregor (R) on May 8, 2019
To extend to residential properties the taxing power of local “principal shopping district” and “business improvement district” authorities. These entities levy property taxes labeled special assessments on local businesses, and spend the money on projects intended to "promote economic activity" that benefits the owners. Under the bill these authorities could impose the taxes on home and residential property owners who are not currently subject to them. A similar bill was vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2017 due to concerns about extending these levies to homeowners.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Economic and Small Business Development Committee on May 8, 2019
Reported in the Senate on June 11, 2019
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the House on November 20, 2019
Referred to the House Commerce and Tourism Committee on November 20, 2019
Reported in the House on February 20, 2020
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on February 20, 2020
Reported in the House on May 19, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on June 4, 2020
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on June 16, 2020

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