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2011 Senate Bill 334: Expand “business improvement district” tax hikes
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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
Passed 35 to 3 in the Senate on May 18, 2011 (same description)
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.
Received in the House on May 18, 2011
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on May 18, 2011
Reported in the House on October 4, 2011 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on December 6, 2012
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 6, 2012
Substitute offered by Rep. Ken Yonker (R) on December 6, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 6, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Richard Hammel (D) on December 6, 2012
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 6, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Richard Hammel (D) on December 6, 2012
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 6, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Greimel (D) on December 6, 2012
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 6, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Greimel (D) on December 6, 2012
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 6, 2012
Passed 54 to 50 in the House on December 14, 2012

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