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2013 Senate Bill 218: Expand borrow-and-spend "water resource improvement authorities"

Public Act 25 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Goeff Hansen (R) on February 26, 2013 To eliminate the sunset on local governments creating new “water resource improvement authorities”which use extra property tax levies and “tax increment financing” schemes to divert other taxing units' property tax revenue to cover debt service payments on debt they incur for various recreation and development projects. The bill would also expand the scope of activities and geographic limits of these entities, letting them borrow and spend for dredging among other things.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Committee on February 26, 2013
Reported in the Senate on March 13, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on March 13, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 13, 2013
Passed 32 to 5 in the Senate on March 14, 2013 (same description)
To eliminate the sunset on local governments creating new “water resource improvement authorities”which use extra property tax levies and “tax increment financing” schemes to divert other taxing units' property tax revenue to cover debt service payments on debt they incur for various recreation and development projects. The bill would also expand the scope of activities and geographic limits of these entities, letting them borrow and spend for dredging among other things.
Received in the House on March 14, 2013
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on March 14, 2013
Reported in the House on April 9, 2013 With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on April 17, 2013 To establish that if passed the bill will go into effect 90 days later.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 17, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Andrea LaFontaine (R) on April 17, 2013 To establish that if passed the bill will go into effect 90 days later.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 17, 2013
Passed 92 to 16 in the House on April 18, 2013 (same description)
To eliminate the sunset on local governments creating new “water resource improvement authorities”which use extra property tax levies and “tax increment financing” schemes to divert other taxing units' property tax revenue to cover debt service payments on debt they incur for various recreation and development projects. The bill would also expand the scope of activities and geographic limits of these entities, letting them borrow and spend for dredging among other things.
Received in the Senate on April 23, 2013
Passed 25 to 11 in the Senate on April 25, 2013
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 9, 2013

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