ZONE PLAN; PROPORTIONAL VOTING                                                    H.B. 4454 (H-1):

                                                                              SUMMARY OF HOUSE-PASSED BILL

                                                                                                         IN COMMITTEE








ouse Bill 4454 (Substitute H-1 as passed by the House)

Sponsor:  Representative Tyrone Carter

House Committee:  Economic Development and Small Business

Senate Committee: Committee of the Whole


Date Completed:  6-27-23




The bill would amend Public Act 120 of 1961, which provides for the creation, operation, and dissolution of a business improvement zone (BIZ), to do the following:


 --    Delete a requirement that a BIZ's board of directors include at least one owner of residential real property if residential real property were determined assessable property by the appropriate local unit of government.

 --    Specify that certain votes, such as votes to amend a BIZ plan, would have to use proportional voting if applicable under the zone plan.

 --    Remove a requirement that any notice required as part of the assessment process include a statement that a residential property owner within a business improvement zone may seek a homestead deferment for an assessment.


MCL 125.990g et al.



(Please note: This section does not provide a comprehensive account of all previous legislative efforts on the relevant subject matter.)


The bill is similar to a portion of Senate Bill 1224 of the 2021-2022 Legislative Session. Senate Bill 1224 passed the Senate and was discharged from the House Committee on Tax Policy but received no further action.


                                                                            Legislative Analyst:  Abby Schneider




The bill would have no fiscal impact on the State or local governments.


                                                                                      Fiscal Analyst:  Bobby Canell



This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.