REGIONAL TOURISM MARKETING ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 244 of 1989
141.893 Tourism marketing program notice; filing; contents; copies; list of transient facilities.
(1) In order to establish a tourism marketing program within a regional assessment district, a regional marketing organization shall file a tourism marketing program notice with the director.
(2) The tourism marketing program notice shall contain all of the following:
(a) A statement that the regional marketing association proposes to create a tourism marketing program under this act.
(b) A statement that the regional marketing association proposes to levy and collect an assessment from owners to pay the costs of the tourism marketing program.
(c) A description of the structure, membership, and activities of the regional marketing organization, including a statement that the regional marketing organization is governed by a board and that a majority of the members of the board are owners. The description shall include the business name and address of the person designated by the regional marketing organization to receive the payment of assessments under section 6 and the independent certified public accountants who audit the financial statements of the regional marketing organization.
(d) A description of the tourism marketing program to be implemented by the regional marketing organization with the assessment revenues.
(e) A statement specifying the amount of the assessment proposed to be levied. The assessment shall not exceed 1% of the room charges in the applicable payment period.
(f) A list of the counties comprising the regional assessment district.
(g) Other information considered necessary by the director.
(3) On the same day the tourism marketing program notice is filed under subsection (1), the regional marketing organization shall mail a copy of the tourism marketing program notice to each owner of a transient facility located in the regional assessment district. The tourism marketing program notice shall be mailed by registered or certified mail to the owner at the last known address of the transient facility. The regional marketing organization shall use any information that is reasonably available to the regional marketing organization to establish the list of all transient facilities within the regional assessment district.
History: 1989, Act 244, Imd. Eff. Dec. 21, 1989
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