Richardville legislation sent to governor
LANSING—The Senate provided final approval Friday for three pieces of legislation sponsored by Sen. Randy Richardville and sent them to the governor for her signature.
“Two of the bills belong with important packages that have been working their way through the Legislature during the past few months,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “The third bill was developed based on discussions I have had with several district residents regarding burdensome post-purchase pistol inspections.”
Senate Bill 974 is part of the a comprehensive Senate plan to help Michigan downtowns. The Richardville legislation will re-establish the Commercial Redevelopment Act to provide property tax benefits to companies that rehabilitate obsolete commercial facilities in downtown business districts or build new structures in previously developed areas. The act became law in 1978 but ended 10 years later.
Senate Bill 849 is one of 13 bills that require state funds be divested from businesses engaging in operations with terrorist countries. The Richardville measure will specifically ensure that major natural resources funds are not invested in the companies.
The third measure, Senate Bill 370, will eliminate post-purchase safety inspection requirements for pistols by allowing new pistol owners to send a registration in by mail within 10 days rather than return it in person.
“It’s rare to have three bills sent to the governor all in one day,” Richardville said. “These are important items, and I hope that they will be signed into law soon.”
Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2008
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