CONVENTION AND TOURISM MARKETING ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 383 of 1980
141.888 Discontinuance of assessment; referendum; proposing new marketing program notice; failure to adopt resolution discontinuing assessment; further referendum.
(1) At any time 2 years or more after the effective date of an assessment, and upon the written request of owners of transient facilities located within the assessment district representing not less than 40% of the total number of owners or not less than 40% of the total number of rooms in all the transient facilities, the bureau shall conduct a referendum on whether the assessment shall be discontinued. The bureau shall cause a written referendum to be held by mail or in person, as the bureau chooses, among all owners of transient facilities in the assessment district within 60 days of the receipt of the requests. For the purposes of the referendum, each owner shall have 1 vote for each room in each of the owner's transient facilities within the assessment district. If a majority of the total votes eligible to be cast at the referendum supports discontinuance of the assessment, the assessment shall be discontinued on the first day of the month following expiration of 90 days after the certification of the results of the referendum by the bureau.
(2) Passage of a resolution discontinuing the assessment shall not prevent a bureau from proposing a new marketing program notice during or after the 90-day period, in which case the procedures set forth in section 3 shall be followed.
(3) If a referendum is conducted under subsection (1), and if a resolution to discontinue the assessment is not adopted, a further referendum on the discontinuation of that assessment shall not be held for a period of 2 years.
History: 1980, Act 383, Imd. Eff. Jan. 2, 1981
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