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2011 House Bill 4803: Transfer state fairgrounds to “Land Bank Fast Track Authority”

Public Act 75 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Jimmy Womack (D) on June 23, 2011, to sell the state fairgrounds in Detroit for $1 to the Michigan "Land Bank Fast Track Authority" created by a 2003 law, which has extensive powers to assemble and dispose of tax reverted property.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on June 23, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on February 8, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 22, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 22, 2012.
  2. Passed 101 to 7 in the House on March 22, 2012, to transfer the state fairgrounds in Detroit to a Michigan "Land Bank Fast Track Authority" created by the legislature in 2003, which has extensive powers to assemble and dispose of tax reverted property. Alternatively, the state could sell the property itself at fair market value, or give it to a local government. The property could not be used for a horse or auto race track, casino, prison, or railroad freight yard. Part of the sale is also in Senate Bill 515.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 27, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on March 27, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 29, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on March 29, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 29, 2012.
  4. Passed 34 to 4 in the Senate on March 29, 2012, to transfer the state fairgrounds in Detroit to a Michigan "Land Bank Fast Track Authority" created by the legislature in 2003, which has extensive powers to assemble and dispose of tax reverted property. Alternatively, the state could sell the property itself at fair market value, or give it to a local government. The property could not be used for a horse or auto race track, casino, prison, or railroad freight yard. Part of the sale is also in Senate Bill 515.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on March 29, 2012.
  6. Passed 103 to 6 in the House on March 29, 2012, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Motion by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on March 29, 2012, to give the bill immediate effect. The motion failed 49 to 60 in the House on March 29, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  8. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 9, 2012.

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