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2005 Senate Bill 34: Authorize “corridor improvement” taxing authorities

Public Act 280 of 2005

  1. Introduced by Sen. Gilda Jacobs (D) on January 25, 2005, to authorize the creation of local corridor improvement authorities that could levy special assessments (property taxes), borrow, or use tax increment financing to pay for economic development and improvement projects in a commercial district along a road classified as an arterial or collector road.
    • Referred to the Senate Economic Development, Small Business and Regulatory Reform Committee on January 25, 2005.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 28, 2005, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on June 29, 2005, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details of the application process. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 29, 2005.
  2. Passed 32 to 3 in the Senate on June 30, 2005.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on June 30, 2005.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on June 30, 2005.
      • Reported in the House on November 8, 2005, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on November 29, 2005, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 29, 2005.
  4. Passed 98 to 8 in the House on November 30, 2005, to authorize the creation of local corridor improvement authorities that could levy special assessments (property taxes), borrow, or use tax increment financing to pay for economic development and improvement projects in a commercial district along a road classified as an arterial or collector road.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on December 1, 2005.
  6. Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on December 6, 2005, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 19, 2005.

Comments

Sen. Jacobs' "journal statement"  by Admin003 on July 1, 2005 
Senator Jacobs asked and was granted unanimous consent to make a statement and moved that the statement be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Jacobs' statement is as follows:

Again, I want to thank the chair of economic development for his help in moving this bill forward. This bill helps so many of our older communities that many of us represent. Many older communities have commercial areas that have become run-down to the point of blight, and without this legislation, many communities would not have the economic tools they need to assist them in the redevelopment of older areas.

We are basically being able to bring together business owners to work as a group to make improvements by establishing an official body. I'm just delighted that we have come to this day, and I urge my colleagues support.


Where will it end?  by Anonymous Citizen on January 27, 2005 
The legislature continues to pass bills that create tax capture districts. Soon no tax revenue at all will go to municiapal general funds, and the taxpayer will be heaped with special assessments to provide for public safety and other essential services.

Maybe the answer is to eliminate the number of legislators we send to Lansing. Surely fewer legislators would mean less damage.

spcial assessment  by Anonymous Citizen on January 26, 2005 
Here we go again,increase home owners taxes for inprovment for local corridor. Why not increase commerical bussiness alone the same corridor,better yet decrease the payroll for legislators, most are doing nothing for people of Michigan.

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