Public Safety Fund Moves Forward

Sep 15, 2023

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Legislation earmarking a portion of sales tax revenue to a “Public Safety and Violence Prevention Fund” was reported by the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee.

Key Points:

    • The two bills were introduced by Representative Nate Shannon (D-Sterling Heights) and Representative Alabas Farhat (D-Dearborn).
    • The Department of Treasury would deposit 1.5% of revenue into the fund each month.
    • Cities, Villages, and Townships that provide or contract for police services would be eligible.
    • Disbursement is based on data from the three most recent Crime in Michigan annual reports.
    • Funds received by an eligible, local government would need to be used for public safety and violence prevention.

What’s Next:

    • The bills were referred to the House floor for further consideration.

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