This was a big week for SB 556, a bill to eliminate the sunset of the Commercial Rehabilitation Act (set to sunset at the end of this year). On Wednesday, the bill was amended on the Senate floor to extend the sunset of the act to 2020 (instead of an elimination of the sunset) and passed out of the full Senate unanimously. The legislation was then taken up Thursday morning in the House Government Operations committee and passed out of the committee the same day.
Thank you to Sen. Horn for continuing to be an advocate on this issue and keeping a valuable local tool that assists our communities in blight control and economic development. Additionally, thank you to Rep. Brad Jacobson, chair of the House Government Operations committee, for taking this bill up so quickly and moving it to the House floor.
The League was joined by Chris Miller, Economic Development Director for the city of Adrian, in extending our support for the legislation through testimony today.
The legislation now awaits action on the House floor.
Nikki Brown is a legislative associate for the League handling economic development, land use and municipal services issues. She can be reached at email@example.com or 517-908-0305.