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2014 Senate Bill 758: Authorize more stringent sanctions for delinquent hotel tax

Public Act 284 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on February 11, 2014
To empower counties that choose to impose a tax of up to 5 percent on hotel and motel room charges to enforce the tax with the more stringent sanctions authorized by the state property tax law for delinquent “special assessment” levies, which include forfeiture and foreclosure. Currently, the maximum penalty permitted by the law authorizing this tax is 25 percent of the delinquent amount, plus interest, and up to 90 days in jai.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on February 11, 2014
Reported in the Senate on March 13, 2014
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on March 26, 2014.
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To empower counties that choose to impose a tax of up to 5 percent on hotel and motel room charges to enforce the tax with the more stringent sanctions authorized by the state property tax law for delinquent “special assessment” levies, which include forfeiture and foreclosure. Currently, the maximum penalty permitted by the law authorizing this tax is 25 percent of the delinquent amount, plus interest, and up to 90 days in jail.
Received in the House on March 26, 2014
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on March 26, 2014
Reported in the House on June 11, 2014
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 23, 2014

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