Legislation watch
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Capitol Building

2013 House Bill 4458: Prohibit TIFA “capture” of Detroit Zoo or Arts tax money

Public Act 61 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Eileen Kowall (R) on March 14, 2013, to prohibit the “capture” by a Tax Increment Finance Authority of regional property taxes imposed to subsidize the Detroit Zoo and the Detroit Institute for the Arts.
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on March 14, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on April 17, 2013, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Douglas Geiss (D) on April 25, 2013, to tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4537, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4537 would prohibit the “capture” by a tax increment finance scheme of property taxes levied to fund public safety retirement benefits, or a court-ordered judgment levy. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2013.
  2. Passed 104 to 4 in the House on April 30, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 1, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on May 1, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on May 16, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on June 11, 2013, to prohibit the “capture” by a Tax Increment Finance Authority of regional property taxes imposed to subsidize the Detroit Zoo and the Detroit Institute for the Arts.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 16, 2013.

Comments