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2012 House Bill 5245: Increase penalty on delinquent hotel convention tax
Introduced by Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R) on January 17, 2012 To increase from 1.5 percent to 10 percent the montly "delinquency charge" imposed on a hotel or motel owner who is late paying a room tax imposed to pay for regional marketing schemes, or to pay the debts of regional convention facilities. (For Detroit metro area lodging facilities this means Cobo Hall debt.)The "delinquency charge" is imposed on top of a 1.5 percent per month interest charge.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on January 17, 2012
Reported in the House on March 6, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on April 18, 2012 To increase the tax from 1.5 percent to 3.0 percent per month instead of increasing to 10 percent.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on April 18, 2012
Passed 83 to 26 in the House on April 19, 2012 To increase from 1.5 percent to 3.0 percent the montly "delinquency charge" imposed on a hotel or motel owner who is late paying a room tax imposed to pay for regional marketing schemes, or to pay the debts of regional convention facilities. (For Detroit metro area lodging facilities this means Cobo Hall debt.)The "delinquency charge" is imposed on top of a 1.5 percent per month interest charge.
Received in the Senate on April 24, 2012
Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on April 24, 2012
Reported in the Senate on December 6, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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