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2013 Senate Bill 611: Increase penalty on delinquent hotel convention tax

Public Act 273 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Sen. Mike Kowall (R) on October 9, 2013, to require a hotel or motel owner who is late paying a room tax of up to 5 percent imposed to pay for regional marketing schemes to also pay the attorney and court costs incurred collecting the tax, in addition to the 1.5 percent "delinquency charge" and 1.5 percent per month interest charge already authorized under current law.
    • Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on October 9, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 24, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Virgil Smith, Jr. (D) on October 31, 2013, to allow the owner of a hotel or motel to opt out of paying these "assessments". The amendment failed 14 to 23 in the Senate on October 31, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on October 31, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on October 31, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on October 31, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on March 26, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Farrington (R) on June 10, 2014, to establish that if enacted the bill will go into effect 90 days afterwards. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 10, 2014.
  4. Passed 88 to 22 in the House on June 11, 2014, to require a hotel or motel owner who is late paying a room tax of up to 5 percent imposed to pay for regional marketing schemes to also pay the attorney and court costs incurred collecting the tax, in addition to the 1.5 percent "delinquency charge" and 1.5 percent per month interest charge already authorized under current law.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on June 12, 2014.
  6. Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on June 12, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 24, 2014.

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