Action Alert | Tax Protection for Conservation Clubs

New legislation has been introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives by Rep.  Jim Tedder (R-Clarkston) that would provide tax protection for qualified conservation clubs.  House Bill 5109 would exempt real property owned by a qualified conservation club from collection of local property taxes, so long as the facilities of the club are open to the public for charitable, nonprofit purposes at least 55 days each calendar year, and the primary purpose of the club is to educate the public in conservation, hunting, fishing, firearm safety or archery, and the clubs may demonstrate their primary purpose through affiliation with a statewide non-profit with the same primary purpose. 

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Photo credit: Michigan DNR

This is a top priority of MUCC and we are asking our members to contact each legislative committee member to ask them to bring this bill up for a vote and say YES to HB 5109. Read along for their contact information.

House Committee on Tax Policy

If you have prepared a written statement or email, please also copy the committee clerk Kevin Gawronski, kgawronski@house.mi.gov.

 

District

Name

Party

Location

Phone

Email

Chair

30

Jeff Farrington

R

N-794 HOB

517-373-7768

 JeffFarrington@house.mi.gov

Vice Chair

63

David Maturen

R

N-997 HOB

517-373-1787

 DavidMaturen@house.mi.gov

 

23

Pat Somerville

R

S-787 HOB

517-373-0855

PatSomerville@house.mi.gov

 

72

Ken Yonker

R

N-1091 HOB

517-373-0840

KenYonker@house.mi.gov

 

41

Martin Howrylak

R

N-890 HOB

517-373-1783

 MartinHowrylak@house.mi.gov

 

107

Lee Chatfield

R

S-1486 HOB

517-373-2629

 LeeChatfield@house.mi.gov

 

98

Gary Glenn

R

S-1287 HOB

517-373-1791

GaryGlenn@house.mi.gov

 

61

Brandt Iden

R

N-995 HOB

517-373-1774

BrandtIden@house.mi.gov

 

45

Michael Webber

R

N-894 HOB

517-373-1773

MichaelWebber@house.mi.gov

Minority Vice Chair

26

Jim Townsend

D

N-790 HOB

517-373-3818

jimtownsend@house.mi.gov

 

14

Paul Clemente

D

N-693 HOB

517-373-0140

paulclemente@house.mi.gov

 

17

Bill LaVoy

D

N-696 HOB

517-373-1530

billlavoy@house.mi.gov

 

3

Wendell Byrd

D

S-587 HOB

517-373-0144

wendellbyrd@house.mi.gov

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