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