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2013 House Bill 4208: Revise “resort district” tax and infrastructure law

Public Act 245 of 2013

Introduced by Rep. Dale W. Zorn (R) on February 7, 2013 To revise a state law that lets local governments create “resort districts” in a waterfront area. These have the power to impose up to three mills in extra property tax on property owners in the district; borrow money for roads, sewers, flood control, streetlights and garbage collection; and use the increased tax revenue to make the debt service payments on these loans. The bill would revise details of the “district’s” board membership.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Local Government Committee on February 7, 2013
Reported in the House on June 13, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 18, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 18, 2013
Passed 109 to 0 in the House on June 19, 2013.
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To revise a state law that lets local governments create “resort districts” in a waterfront area. These have the power to impose up to three mills in extra property tax on property owners in the district; borrow money for roads, sewers, flood control, streetlights and garbage collection; and use the increased tax revenue to make the debt service payments on these loans. The bill would revise details of the “district’s” board membership, requiring two of the members be residents.
Received in the Senate on June 20, 2013
Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on June 20, 2013
Reported in the Senate on December 10, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 12, 2013.
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(same description)
To revise a state law that lets local governments create “resort districts” in a waterfront area. These have the power to impose up to three mills in extra property tax on property owners in the district; borrow money for roads, sewers, flood control, streetlights and garbage collection; and use the increased tax revenue to make the debt service payments on these loans. The bill would revise details of the “district’s” board membership, requiring two of the members be residents.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2013

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