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2010 House Bill 6206: Authorize Bay and Midland County hotel tax

Public Act 254 of 2010

Introduced by Rep. Jeff Mayes (D) on May 21, 2010
To authorize a new 5 percent room tax (“marketing assessment”) on hotel and motel rooms in Midland and Bay Counties. 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. The tax revenue would go to regional marketing and promotion programs. The bill is cosponsored by Reps. Jim Stamas, Kenneth Horn, Bill Caul and Tim Moore.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on May 21, 2010
Reported in the House on June 8, 2010
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Kenneth Horn (R) on November 10, 2010
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 10, 2010
Passed 81 to 19 in the House on November 10, 2010.
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To authorize a new 5 percent room tax (“marketing assessment”) on hotel and motel rooms in Midland and Bay Counties. 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. The tax revenue would go to regional marketing and promotion programs. The bill is cosponsored by Reps. Jim Stamas, Kenneth Horn, Bill Caul and Tim Moore .
Received in the Senate on November 30, 2010
Passed 31 to 2 in the Senate on December 2, 2010.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To authorize a new 5 percent room tax (“marketing assessment”) on hotel and motel rooms in Midland and Bay Counties. 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. The tax revenue would go to regional marketing and promotion programs. The bill is cosponsored by Reps. Jim Stamas, Kenneth Horn, Bill Caul and Tim Moore .
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 14, 2010

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