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2004 House Bill 6338: Expand joint fire and police authorities

Public Act 464 of 2004

Introduced by Rep. Jim Howell (R) on November 10, 2004
To allow certain cities, villages and townships with populations of 100,000 or less to combine with other local governments to jointly provide police and fire service, and to levy special property tax assessments to pay for the joint service. Under current law only those communities with populations of 15,000 or less may do this, and they may do so only if it would not reduce the number of full time firefighters.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Local Government and Urban Policy Committee on November 10, 2004
Reported in the House on November 30, 2004
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Jim Howell (R) on November 30, 2004
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that narrows its scope to only apply to the County and City of Saginaw.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 30, 2004
To allow the City of Saginaw to combine with other local governments to jointly provide police and fire service, which would allow that city to seek a property tax "special assessment" millage, notwithstanding the fact that it now has a cap on regular property tax rates that prohibits any millage increase votes.
Received in the Senate on December 1, 2004
Referred to the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on December 1, 2004
Reported in the Senate on December 2, 2004
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 2, 2004
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises it to divide the the provisions among this bill and Senate Bill 1485. This has the effect of requires a vote of the people for any special property tax assessment.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 2, 2004
Received in the House on December 7, 2004
To allow the City of Saginaw to combine with other local governments to jointly provide police and fire service, which would allow that city to seek a property tax "special assessment" millage, notwithstanding the fact that it now has a cap on regular property tax rates that prohibits any millage increase votes. The bill is tie-barred to and works with Senate Bill 1485, which has the effect of requiring a vote of the people for any special property tax assessment.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 27, 2004

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