Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on April 14, 2011, to expand to townships the power of other local governments to impose “business improvement district” property tax hikes on nonresidential property in the district area, with the extra revenue used for spending that benefits businesses in the area. In particular, the bill would affect Cascade Township in Kent County.
Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on April 14, 2011.
Reported in the Senate on August 4, 2011, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on May 17, 2011, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 17, 2011.