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2010 Senate Bill 1578: Authorize county arts taxes

Public Act 296 of 2010

  1. Introduced by Sen. Samuel B. Thomas, III (D) on November 4, 2010, to allow counties to create an arts authority with the power to impose a property tax of up to .2 mils for up to 20 years, with the money going to subsidize art museums. A vote of the people would be required to impose the tax. The bill opens the door to an Oakland, Macomb and Wayne County arts tax to subsidize the Detroit Institute of Arts.
    • Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on November 4, 2010.
      • Reported in the Senate on November 10, 2010, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 35 to 2 in the Senate on November 10, 2010, to allow counties to create an arts authority with the power to impose a property tax of up to .2 mils for up to 20 years, with the money going to subsidize art museums. A vote of the people would be required to impose the tax. The bill opens the door to an Oakland, Macomb and Wayne County arts tax to subsidize the Detroit Institute of Arts.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on November 10, 2010.
  4. Passed 67 to 36 in the House on December 1, 2010, to allow counties to create an arts authority with the power to impose a property tax of up to .2 mils for up to 20 years, with the money going to subsidize art museums. A vote of the people would be required to impose the tax. The bill opens the door to an Oakland, Macomb and Wayne County arts tax to subsidize the Detroit Institute of Arts.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 16, 2010.

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