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2017 House Bill 4475: Revise state land ownership limits

Public Act 240 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. Gary Howell (R) on April 19, 2017
To eliminate a cap on the amount of acres the state can own in the northern part of the state, but require additional procedures for state land acquisitions. The bill would prohibit acquisitions if the state fails to make full “payments in lieu of property taxes” (PILT) on state land to local governments. The bill revises a number of details of current law to generally facilitate access to state land for recreation and resource use, and makes a number of other changes to state management details.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on April 19, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. William Sowerby (D) on May 22, 2018
To revise details of the authority local governments would have to reject a state land purchase in their county.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. William Sowerby (D) on May 22, 2018
To remove a provision expanding the authority local governments would have to reject a state land purchase in their county.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. William Sowerby (D) on May 22, 2018
To add to the restrictions on land purchases if the state fails to make full “payments in lieu of property taxes” (PILT) on state land to local governments.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. William Sowerby (D) on May 22, 2018
To add to the restrictions on land purchases if the state fails to make full “payments in lieu of property taxes” (PILT) on state land to local governments.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. William Sowerby (D) on May 22, 2018
To expand the notice requirements for public meetings the bill would authorize for certain state land acquisition or development proposals.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. William Sowerby (D) on May 22, 2018
To narrow a provision expanding the authority local governments would have to reject a state land purchase in their county.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2018
To eliminate a cap on the amount of acres the state can own in the northern part of the state, but require additional procedures for state land acquisitions. The bill revises a number of details of current law to generally facilitate access to state land for recreation and resource use, and makes a number of other changes to state management details.
Received in the Senate on May 29, 2018
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources Committee on May 29, 2018
Reported in the Senate on June 4, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 27, 2018

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