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2019 House Bill 4816: Authorize local hotel and motel tax

Public Act 340 of 2020

Introduced by Rep. Brandt Iden (R) on July 18, 2019
To give Ingham, Ottawa, and Kalamazoo counties the power to impose a 4 percent room tax on lodging facilities, and use the money to subsidize building and operating a new event center. The tax would go into effect when owners controlling at least 40 percent of the hotel and motel rooms in the jurisdiction request a referendum of all owners, with lodging owners getting one vote per room.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce and Tourism Committee on July 18, 2019
Reported in the House on October 3, 2019
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on October 3, 2019
Reported in the House on October 23, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Hoadley (D) on December 3, 2019
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 3, 2019
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on January 14, 2020
Reported in the House on January 15, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
To give Kalamazoo county (primarily) and also Ingham, Ottawa, Muskegon and Washtenaw counties the power to impose a 4 percent room tax on lodging facilities, and use the money to subsidize "urban recreational services," including an event center that the Kalamazoo 'economic development' agency has lobbied 10 years for, according to the House Fiscal Agency. The tax would go into effect when the owners controlling at least 40 percent of the “transient facility” (hotel and motel) rooms in the jurisdiction, with lodging owners getting one vote per room.
Received in the Senate on January 21, 2020
Referred to the Senate Economic and Small Business Development Committee on January 21, 2020
Reported in the Senate on March 10, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 18, 2020
To clarify some procedures and definitions in the bill \.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 18, 2020
Received in the House on December 21, 2020
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on December 30, 2020

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