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2014 House Bill 5571: Detroit bankruptcy settlement and grant package - arts tax
Introduced by Rep. Ken Goike (R) on May 8, 2014 To prohibit any extension of a Detroit regional arts tax authorized by a 2010 law and approved for 10 years in a 2012 election by voters in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. This property tax imposes 0.2 mills that goes to the Detroit Institute of the Arts. This is part of a legislative package consisting of House Bills 5566 to 5575 that are related to the Detroit bankruptcy and a proposed state grant to the city of $195 million, which among other things is intended to avoid the city art museum having to sell any paintings.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Detroit's Recovery and Michigan's Future Committee on May 8, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Reported in the House on May 21, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 22, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on May 22, 2014 To strip out the language that potentially restricts extension of the regional arts tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2014
Passed 66 to 44 in the House on May 22, 2014 To potentially prohibit any extension of a Detroit regional arts tax authorized by a 2010 law and approved for 10 years in a 2012 election by voters in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. This property tax imposes 0.2 mills that goes to the Detroit Institute of the Arts. The prohibition would apply if ownership of the art museum is transferred to a nonprofit entity, but the tax could be renewed if the city retains ownership.
Received in the Senate on May 27, 2014
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on May 27, 2014

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