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2006 House Bill 5560: Authorize 25-year local “light rail” system tax
Introduced by Rep. Jerry Kooiman (R) on January 18, 2006
To allow the Grand Rapids area public transportation authority to levy a property tax for up to 25 years to pay for a “fixed guideway project,” which includes light rail, “people movers,” and other such mass transit systems. Under current law such a tax can only be authorized for five years at a time. This is essentially the same bill as HB 4993, which Gov. Jennifer Granholm vetoed because it would only apply to Grand Rapids rather than the entire state.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on January 18, 2006
Reported in the House on January 24, 2006
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on May 18, 2006