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Legislative Update

Please review the two legislative resolutions listed below that were presented to and approved by the MEDC Board of Directors from the Legislative Committee of MEDC. As you know alerting our local legislators on legislation that is important to economic and community developers is critical. The Legislative Committee of MEDC feels that supporting Fee In Lieu of Taxes (FILOT) legislation and supporting MDA’s bond requests and agency funding request are vital to economic development in our state.
 
Currently, there are two FILOT bills, Senate Bill 2479 introduced by Senator Joey Fillingane, and House Bill 1499 introduced by Representative Jeff Smith. Representative Smith’s bill has already passed the House and Senator Fillingane's bill is still before the Senate Finance Committee.
 
Please call or email your state Representative and Senator and let them know that MEDC is in support of a reduction in FILOT thresholds and MDA’s bond requests and agency funding request.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give Mary Swoope a call at 601-352-1909 or email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

MEDC Legislative Resolutions - FILOT and MDA

Senate Bill 2479

House Bill 1499

 

2.19.2018

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