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Michigan Compiled Laws, Chapter 141. Municipal Financing § 141.861

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Sec. 1.  As used in this act:

(a) “Accommodations” means the room or other space provided for sleeping, including furnishings and other accessories therein.  Accommodations do not include food and beverages.

(b) “Administrator” means the official designated by the county to collect the tax and to administer and enforce the ordinance.

(c) “Convention and entertainment facilities” means all or any part, or any combination of convention halls, auditoriums, stadiums, music halls, arenas, meeting rooms, exhibit areas, and related public areas.

(d) “Person” means a natural person, partnership, fiduciary, association, corporation, or other entity.

(e) “Revenues” means the income derived from the tax, plus interest and penalties imposed by this act, levied and assessed under an ordinance adopted pursuant to this act.

(f) “Transient guest” means a natural person staying less than 30 consecutive days.

The Legislature finds that programs funded through the authority are hindered by the length of time required for the state process to execute approved contracts and payment of vendor claims. These programs include, but are not limited to, general fund assistance to rural multicounty EMS agencies and dispersal of federal grant moneys for EMS systems development to local EMS agencies. This hardship is particularly felt by new or rural community based EMS agencies with modest reserves and cash flow problems. It is the intent of the Legislature that advance payment authority be established for the authority in order to alleviate such problems for those types of contractors to the extent possible.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the authority may, to the extent funds are available, provide for advanced payments under any financial assistance contract which the authority determines has been entered into with any small, rural, or new EMS agency with modest reserves and potential cash flow problems, as determined by the authority. Such programs include, but are not limited to, local county or multicounty EMS agencies.

No advance payment or aggregate of advance payments made pursuant to this section shall exceed 25 percent of the total annual contract amount. No advance payment should be made pursuant to this section if the applicable federal law prohibits advance payment.

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