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2013 House Bill 4459: Prohibit TIFA “capture” of Detroit Zoo or Arts tax money

Public Act 66 of 2013

Introduced by Rep. Jim Townsend (D) on March 14, 2013 To prohibit the “capture” by a Downtown Development Authority’s tax increment finance scheme of regional property taxes imposed to subsidize the Detroit Zoo and the Detroit Institute for the Arts.   Official Text and Analysis.
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.
Passed 105 to 4 in the House on April 30, 2013 (same description)
To prohibit the “capture” by a Downtown Development Authority’s tax increment finance scheme of regional property taxes imposed to subsidize the Detroit Zoo and the Detroit Institute for the Arts.
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.
Substitute offered by Sen. Mike Nofs (R) on June 13, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 13, 2013
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 13, 2013 (same description)
To prohibit the “capture” by a Downtown Development Authority’s tax increment finance scheme of regional property taxes imposed to subsidize the Detroit Zoo and the Detroit Institute for the Arts.
Received in the House on June 13, 2013
Passed 101 to 6 in the House on June 13, 2013
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 19, 2013

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