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2007 Senate Bill 69: Authorize “neighborhood improvement” authorities

Public Act 61 of 2007

  1. Introduced by Sen. Tupac Hunter (D) on January 24, 2007, to authorize the creation by local governments of “neighborhood improvement” authorities. These would be granted broad powers to create government programs intended to eliminate the causes of neighborhood deterioration, promote residential growth, and promote economic growth. The authorities would have the power to borrow, to receive revenue from property tax special assessments levied by the local government, and to accept the transfer of property condemned for the purpose by the local government under its power of eminent domain. They could also create tax increment financing plans (TIF or TIFA). This allows an authority to capture the increment of increased local property tax revenue that results from the economic growth which is supposed to be generated by the provision of new public facilities. Money is borrowed to provide these new facilities, and the “captured” tax revenue is used to pay off the debt.
    • Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on January 24, 2007.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 14, 2007, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on March 20, 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 Senate on March 20, 2007.
  2. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on March 21, 2007.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on March 21, 2007.
    • Referred to the House Intergovernmental, Urban And Regional Affairs Committee on March 21, 2007.
      • Reported in the House on May 9, 2007, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on August 8, 2007, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that would allow the creation of these authorities "to promote residential growth in a residential district and . . . promote economic growth," rather than to "to halt property value deterioration and increase property tax valuation." The substitute also establishes a 30 year duration for an authority, which could be increased by a vote of the local government. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on August 8, 2007.
  4. Passed 104 to 0 in the House on August 8, 2007, to authorize the creation by local governments of “neighborhood improvement” authorities. These would be granted broad powers to create government programs intended to eliminate the causes of neighborhood deterioration, promote residential growth, and promote economic growth. The authorities would have the power to borrow, to receive revenue from property tax special assessments levied by the local government, and to accept the transfer of property condemned for the purpose by the local government under its power of eminent domain. They could also create tax increment financing plans (TIF or TIFA). This allows an authority to capture the increment of increased local property tax revenue that results from the economic growth which is supposed to be generated by the provision of new public facilities. Money is borrowed to provide these new facilities, and the “captured” tax revenue is used to pay off the debt.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on August 22, 2007.
  6. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on August 30, 2007.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on September 18, 2007.

Comments

Just What This State Needs  by Anonymous Citizen on September 22, 2008 
"broad powers to create government programs"

You people are insane!

"authorities would have the power to borrow, to receive revenue from property tax special assessments levied by the local government, and to accept the transfer of property condemned for the purpose by the local government under its power of eminent domain"

Yes, Totally and undeniably BONKERS

I think all you so called lawmakers should be drug tested at least once a week. The only excuse for the horse manure that comes out of lansingistan is that you are all smoking crack.

Thanks for this Bill  by Anonymous Citizen on September 20, 2008 
I just want to thank you for having the insight of recognizing the need for such a great Bill. I am a graduate student (BSW) at WSU of Detroit, and I will be following the developments of this all too important new authority. Thanks again and I look forward to working with some of these authorities as I am now in the Master's of Geography and Urban Planning program. Onyango Johnston yanjohnston@gmail.com

2007 Senate Bill 69 (Authorize “neighborhood improvement” authorities )  by admin on January 1, 2001 
Introduced in the Senate on January 24, 2007, to authorize the creation by local governments of “neighborhood improvement” authorities. These would be granted broad powers to create government programs intended to eliminate the causes of neighborhood deterioration, promote residential growth, and promote economic growth. The authorities would have the power to borrow, to receive revenue from property tax special assessments levied by the local government, and to accept the transfer of property condemned for the purpose by the local government under its power of eminent domain. They could also create tax increment financing plans (TIF or TIFA). This allows an authority to capture the increment of increased local property tax revenue that results from the economic growth which is supposed to be generated by the provision of new public facilities. Money is borrowed to provide these new facilities, and the “captured” tax revenue is used to pay off the debt

The vote was 37 in favor, 0 opposed and 1 not voting

(Senate Roll Call 34 at Senate Journal 26)

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