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2020 Senate Bill 1216: Authorize local government bridge operation deals with developers

Public Act 354 of 2020

Introduced by Sen. Kenneth Horn R-Frankenmuth on November 12, 2020
To establish that if a county board of commissioners previously approved the construction of a bridge, then reconstruction, renovation, or replacement does not require any further approval by the county board. The bill is linked to Senate Bill 1215, which authorizes cities to contract with private developers to build and operate toll bridges, and Senate Bills 1217 and 1218, which would grant selective tax breaks to the private developers. This is said to be focused on Bay City.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Economic and Small Business Development Committee on November 12, 2020
Reported in the Senate on December 3, 2020
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
To establish that if a county board of commissioners previously approved the construction of a bridge, then reconstruction, renovation, or replacement does not require any further approval by the county board. The bill is linked to Senate Bill 1215, which authorizes cities to contract with private developers to build and operate toll bridges, and Senate Bills 1217 and 1218, which would grant selective tax breaks to the private developers.
Received in the House on December 8, 2020
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on December 8, 2020
Reported in the House on December 15, 2020
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on December 30, 2020

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