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2015 Senate Bill 481: Authorize school recreation authority millage

Public Act 173 of 2016

Introduced by Sen. Darwin Booher (R) on September 10, 2015
To revise the law that authorizes municipal recreational authorities, by letting school districts enter an authority. The authorities have the power to levy up to one-mill of property tax for swimming pools, recreation centers, public auditoriums, public conference centers, and parks, with the approval of voters in each municipality covered by the school district. The law does not address whether the local tax-funded recreational facilities can be at a school, but it does require them to be open to the public.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on September 10, 2015
Reported in the Senate on December 1, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on December 8, 2015
Referred to the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee on December 8, 2015
Reported in the House on March 23, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on June 1, 2016
Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on June 1, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 12, 2016

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