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The Unlimited Tax Election Act (Excerpt) Act 189 Of 1979

Published: 2015

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Act 189 of 1979

141.164 Unlimited tax pledges for payment of tax obligations; resolution submitting question to vote of electors; election; approval; binding unlimited tax pledges; tax levy.

Sec. 4.

(1) If a public corporation is authorized by statute or charter to issue or incur tax obligations which under the terms of section 6 of article 9 of the state constitution of 1963 may be secured by unlimited tax pledges of the public corporation if approved by its electors, the legislative body of the public corporation may by resolution submit the question of making 1 or more unlimited tax pledges in support of 1 or more tax obligations to a vote of its electors at a regularly scheduled election to be held in the public corporation or at a special election which may be called for this purpose by the legislative body.

(2) An election authorized under this section shall be called and conducted pursuant to Act No. 116 of the Public Acts of 1954, as amended, being sections 168.1 to 168.992 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.

(3) Upon the approving vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the public corporation voting on the question, the public corporation may make 1 or more binding unlimited tax pledges for the payment of 1 or more tax obligations referred to in the ballot. After this vote of approval the public corporation may levy, for payment of these obligations, ad valorem taxes on all taxable property within its boundaries without regard to a charter, statutory, or constitutional tax limitation, and in addition to other taxes which the public corporation may be authorized to levy. However, the tax which may be levied shall not be excess of a rate or amount sufficient for payment of the obligations.

History: 1979, Act 189, Imd. Eff. Dec. 21, 1979

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