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

Public Act 273 of 2014

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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 (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
Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on October 31, 2013 (same description)
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.
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
Passed 88 to 22 in the House on June 11, 2014 (same description)
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.
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2014
Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on June 12, 2014
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 24, 2014

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