H.R. 6500 (112th): Detroit Economic Competitiveness Act

Sep 21, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Hansen Clarke
Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district
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Last Updated
Sep 21, 2012
14 pages

This bill was introduced on September 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 21, 2012
Referred to Committee Sep 21, 2012
Full Title

To establish the Detroit Jobs Trust Fund and to temporarily provide a zero percent capital gains rate for certain new investments in Detroit, Michigan.


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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

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Detroit Economic Competitiveness Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to establish the Detroit Jobs Trust Fund to finance economic development in Detroit, Michigan. Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to make annual distributions from such Fund to the city of Detroit for payment of debt obligations and for job development, public safety, education, and business and public infrastructure.
Prohibits any distributions unless the city of Detroit:
(1) does not impose an income tax during a period of distribution,
(2) has made specified reductions in aggregate property taxes,
(3) has used prior distributions as required under this Act,
(4) has provided required information to the Comptroller General (GAO), and
(5) has implemented a five-year plan describing development goals for Detroit and detailing how distributions from the Trust Fund will be spent.
Terminates such Fund five years after enactment of this Act.
Requires GAO to submit annual reports to Congress describing the use of distributions from the Trust Fund, the extent to which progress has been made in meeting the plan's development goals, and Comptroller General recommendations for improving the program established under this Act.
Excludes from gross income capital gain from the sale or exchange of investment property used in trade or business in Detroit.

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