MODIFYING MEMBERSHIP OF DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARDS

House Bill 4101 as reported from committee

Sponsor:  Rep. Ben Frederick

1st Committee:  Local Government and Municipal Finance

2nd Committee:  Ways and Means

Complete to 2-28-19

SUMMARY:

House Bill 4101 would amend the Recodified Tax Increment Financing Act to allow the chief executive officer of a municipality to designate an individual from the municipality’s governing body to serve on a downtown development authority board in his or her stead.

The act currently allows municipalities to create downtown development authority boards to supervise economic development in downtown districts. These boards include between 8 and 12 members, in addition to the chief executive officer of the municipality (such as the mayor or city manager). The bill would allow the chief executive officer to designate someone from the municipality’s governing body to serve on the board in his or her place.

MCL 125.4204

FISCAL IMPACT:

House Bill 4101 would have no fiscal impact on state or local government.

POSITIONS:

The following entities indicated support for the bill (2-6-19):

·         Michigan Municipal League

·         Michigan Townships Association

                                                                                        Legislative Analyst:   Nick Kelly

                                                                                                Fiscal Analyst:   Ben Gielczyk

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan House Fiscal Agency staff for use by House members in their deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.