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2014 Senate Bill 846: Revise “development district” liquor license law

Public Act 270 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand R-Lowell on March 4, 2014
To extend to villages and townships the 2005 law that authorizes the issuance of additional on-premises liquor licenses in excess of the number allowed under a state quota system, for businesses in “development” districts, "tax increment finance authority" districts, certain "corridor improvement" districts, "downtown development" districts and "principal shopping districts" (which all enable local governments to impose higher property taxes and/or grant various subsidies in those areas).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on March 4, 2014
Reported in the Senate on May 13, 2014
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the House on May 21, 2014
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on May 21, 2014
Reported in the House on June 10, 2014
With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on June 11, 2014
To clarify that certain criterion for a "development district" license also applies to ones in villages and townships.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 11, 2014
Substitute offered by Rep. Hugh Crawford R-Novi on June 11, 2014
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 11, 2014
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2014
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 28, 2014