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2017 House Bill 5325: Let local business subsidy entities tax residences
Introduced by Rep. Chris Afendoulis (R) on December 6, 2017
To expand the power to tax granted to local authorities created to deliver direct and indirect subsidies to business property owners in areas dubbed “principal shopping districts” and “business improvement districts,” by letting them impose property taxes styled as “special assessments” on home and residential property owners. Under current law residential property is excluded from the levies these entities are authorized to impose.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on December 6, 2017
Referred in the House on January 17, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Local Government.
Referred to the House Local Government Committee on January 17, 2018
Reported in the House on May 2, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 76 to 32 in the House on May 16, 2018.
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(same description)
To expand the power to tax granted to local authorities created to deliver direct and indirect subsidies to business property owners in areas dubbed “principal shopping districts” and “business improvement districts,” by letting them impose property taxes styled as “special assessments” on home and residential property owners. Under current law residential property is excluded from the levies these entities are authorized to impose.
Received in the Senate on May 17, 2018
Referred to the Senate Economic Development and International Investment Committee on May 17, 2018
Reported in the Senate on December 4, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 34 to 4 in the Senate on December 11, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To expand the power to tax granted to local authorities created to deliver direct and indirect subsidies to business property owners in areas dubbed “principal shopping districts” and “business improvement districts,” by letting them impose property taxes styled as “special assessments” on home and residential property owners. Under current law residential property is excluded from the levies these entities are authorized to impose.
Vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 28, 2018

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