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2007 House Bill 4261: Authorize Kent County hotel tax

Public Act 25 of 2007

Introduced by Rep. Michael Sak (D) on February 13, 2007 To allow the convention and tourism bureaus in Kent County and Lansing to levy a 2 percent hotel and motel rooms tax to support marketing and promotion programs. This would be on top of existing marketing levies. A referendum of lodging providers would be required if requested by least 40 percent of the owners of "transient facilities" subject to the tax. Providers would have one vote for each room in their facility.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on February 13, 2007
Reported in the House on May 8, 2007 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 8, 2007 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 May 8, 2007
Passed 64 to 43 in the House on May 8, 2007.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To allow the convention and tourism bureaus in Kent County and Lansing to levy a 2 percent hotel and motel rooms tax to support marketing and promotion programs. This would be on top of existing marketing levies. A referendum of lodging providers would be required if requested by least 40 percent of the owners of "transient facilities" subject to the tax. Providers would have one vote for each room in their facility.
Received in the Senate on May 9, 2007
Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on May 9, 2007
Reported in the Senate on June 6, 2007 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 35 to 3 in the Senate on June 20, 2007.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To allow the convention and tourism bureaus in Kent County and Lansing to levy a 2 percent hotel and motel rooms tax to support marketing and promotion programs. This would be on top of existing marketing levies. A referendum of lodging providers would be required if requested by least 40 percent of the owners of "transient facilities" subject to the tax. Providers would have one vote for each room in their facility.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on June 28, 2007

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