Introduced in the House on July 27, 2011, to revise the population threshold in a law that allows Detroit to engage in certain borrowing, and allows it to impose “special assessment” property taxes to pay private contractors for snow removal, mosquito abatement, and security services. The Michigan constitution prohibits passing “local acts” with less than a two thirds majority vote in the House and Senate, so the legislature has circumvented this by granting certain privileges or exemptions to “a city with a population greater than 1 million,” later revised to 900,000, and then 750,000. This bill changes that to 600,000
The vote was 107 in favor, 0 opposed and 2 not voting
(House Roll Call 565 at House Journal 0)Click here to view bill details.