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2007 Senate Bill 69: Authorize “neighborhood improvement” authorities

Public Act 61 of 2007

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on March 21, 2007 (same description)
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.
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
Passed 104 to 0 in the House on August 8, 2007 (same description)
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.
Received in the Senate on August 22, 2007
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on August 30, 2007
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on September 18, 2007

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