SENATE BILL No. 1265

 

 

December 6, 2018, Introduced by Senator STAMAS and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1917 PA 298, entitled

 

"An act to authorize cities and villages to levy a tax for the

purpose of collecting and disposing of garbage; and providing for

the issuance of bonds therefor,"

 

by amending section 1 (MCL 123.261), as amended by 2002 PA 239.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 1. (1) The city council of a city , whether organized

 

under the general law or special charter, or the president and

 

board of trustees of a village may establish and maintain garbage

 

systems or plants for the collection and disposal of garbage in the

 

city or village, and may levy a tax not to exceed 3 mills, plus an

 

additional specified number of mills or portion of mills necessary

 

for costs associated with waste management including disposal,

 

collection, hauling, recycling, and composting, on the taxable

 


value of all taxable property in the city or village according to

 

the valuation of the property, as made for the purpose of state and

 

county taxation by the last assessment in the city or village for

 

these purposes. The This annual garbage tax shall be is in addition

 

to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes by the

 

general law. or special charter under which the city or village is

 

incorporated. All cities or villages may, for the construction of a

 

garbage disposal plant or system, issue bonds in a sum not to

 

exceed 3 mills on the dollar on all taxable property in the city or

 

village according to the valuation of the property, as made for the

 

purpose of state and county taxation by the last assessment in the

 

city or village. Bonds issued under this section are subject to the

 

revised municipal finance act, 2001 PA 34, MCL 141.2101 to

 

141.2821.

 

     (2) As used in this act, "garbage" means any putrescible and

 

nonputrescible solid wastes, except body wastes, and includes

 

ashes, incinerator ash, incinerator residue, street cleanings,

 

solid market wastes, solid industrial wastes, and also rubbish

 

including such items as paper, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings,

 

wood, glass, bedding, crockery, and litter of any kind.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.