HOUSE BILL NO. 5430

February 07, 2024, Introduced by Reps. Andrews, Arbit, Byrnes, McKinney, Paiz, Hood, Brabec, Haadsma, Tsernoglou, Rheingans, Wilson, Scott, Hoskins, Skaggs and Churches and referred to the Committee on Tax Policy.

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled

"Income tax act of 1967,"

by amending sections 266a and 676 (MCL 206.266a and 206.676), as added by 2020 PA 343.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 266a. (1) Subject to the limitations under this section, a qualified taxpayer with a certificate of completed rehabilitation issued pursuant to subsection (4) (8) after December 31, 2020 and before January 1, 2031 may credit against the tax imposed by this part the amount determined pursuant to subsection (2) for the qualified expenditures for the rehabilitation of a historic resource pursuant to the rehabilitation plan in the year in which the certificate of completed rehabilitation of the historic resource is issued. The qualified taxpayer shall initially claim a credit under this section within 5 years after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued pursuant to subsection (4). (8). If the credit is not initially claimed within 5 years after the certificate is issued, the certificate is no longer valid and the qualified taxpayer is no longer eligible to claim a credit under this section for that rehabilitation plan. Only those expenditures that are paid or incurred during the time periods prescribed for the credit under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code and any related treasury regulations shall be considered qualified expenditures.

(2) Subject to the limitations under this section, a qualified taxpayer that has claimed and received a credit for qualified expenditures under section 47(a)(2) of the internal revenue code or has entered into an agreement under subsection (10) may claim a credit under this section equal to the following under the following circumstances:

(a) For a qualified taxpayer that has claimed and received a credit for qualified expenditures under section 47 of the internal revenue code or has entered into an agreement under subsection (14) as follows:

(i) For a large nonresidential historic resource or a medium nonresidential historic resource, 25% of the qualified expenditures that are eligible, or would have been eligible except that the qualified taxpayer entered into an agreement under subsection (10), (14), for the credit under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code. or, if the

(ii) For a small nonresidential historic resource or a residential historic resource, 30% of the qualified expenditures that are eligible, or would have been eligible except that the qualified taxpayer entered into an agreement under subsection (14), for the credit under section 47 of the internal revenue code.

(b) For a qualified taxpayer that is not eligible for the credit under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code , as follows:

(i) For a large nonresidential historic resource or a medium nonresidential historic resource, 25% of the qualified expenditures that would qualify under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code except that the expenditures are made to a historic resource that is not eligible for the credit under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code.

(ii) For a small nonresidential historic resource or a residential historic resource, 30% of the qualified expenditures that would qualify under section 47 of the internal revenue code except that the expenditures are made to a historic resource that is not eligible for the credit under section 47 of the internal revenue code.

(3) To be eligible for the credit under this section, a person shall submit an application and a rehabilitation plan to the state historic preservation office. Completed applications must be considered in the order in which the office received the completed applications. and Notwithstanding any rule to the contrary, completed part 1 and part 3 applications must be approved or denied within 120 30 days of receipt of the completed applications and completed part 2 applications must be approved or denied within 60 days of receipt of the completed applications. If the office determines that the application is complete and the rehabilitation plan meets the criteria for a credit under this section, the office shall issue a preapproval letter to the applicant that states that the rehabilitation plan qualifies for the credit under this section and the maximum total amount of the credit reserved for which a credit may be claimed when the project is complete and a certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued for qualified expenditures pursuant to that rehabilitation plan. If an application is denied under this subsection, the applicant may file an appeal in a form and manner as prescribed by the office or subsequently reapply for the same rehabilitation plan or for another rehabilitation plan, or both.

(4) Subject to the limitations under this section, the total of all credits reserved under preapproval letters for rehabilitation plans approved under this section and section 676 shall not exceed $5,000,000.00 per calendar year through December 31, 2023 and shall be utilized as follows: . To

(a) To the extent the office receives applications for the rehabilitation of small nonresidential historic resources for credits in excess of $2,000,000.00, not less than $2,000,000.00 of the $5,000,000.00 each calendar year shall be approved for small nonresidential historic resources.

(b) To the extent the office receives applications for the rehabilitation of large nonresidential historic resources for credits in excess of $2,000,000.00, not less than $2,000,000.00 of the $5,000,000.00 each calendar year shall be approved for large nonresidential historic resources.

(c) To the extent the office receives applications for the rehabilitation of residential historic resources for credits in excess of $1,000,000.00, not less than $1,000,000.00 of the $5,000,000.00 each calendar year shall be approved for residential historic resources.

(5) Subject to the limitations under this section, beginning with the 2024 calendar year, the total of all credits reserved under preapproval letters for rehabilitation plans approved under this section and section 676 shall not exceed $100,000,000.00 per calendar year and shall be utilized as follows:

(a) To the extent the office receives applications for the rehabilitation of large nonresidential historic resources for credits in excess of $70,000,000.00, not less than $70,000,000.00 of the $100,000,000.00 each calendar year shall be approved for large nonresidential historic resources.

(b) To the extent the office receives applications for the rehabilitation of medium nonresidential historic resources for credits in excess of $20,000,000.00, not less than $20,000,000.00 of the $100,000,000.00 each calendar year shall be approved for medium nonresidential historic resources.

(c) To the extent the office receives applications for the rehabilitation of small nonresidential historic resources for credits in excess of $5,000,000.00, not less than $5,000,000.00 of the $100,000,000.00 each calendar year shall be approved for small nonresidential historic resources.

(d) To the extent the office receives applications for the rehabilitation of residential historic resources for credits in excess of $5,000,000.00, not less than $5,000,000.00 of the $100,000,000.00 each calendar year shall be approved for residential historic resources.

(6) The office shall not issue a preapproval letter or certificate of completed rehabilitation that authorizes a qualified taxpayer to claim a credit of more than $2,000,000.00 in a single tax year through the 2023 tax year for the same historic resource. Beginning with the 2024 tax year, the office shall not issue a preapproval letter or certificate of completed rehabilitation that authorizes a qualified taxpayer to claim a credit of more than the following in a single tax year for the same historic resource under the following categories:

(a) For a large nonresidential historic resource, $10,000,000.00.

(b) For a medium nonresidential historic resource, $2,500,000.00.

(c) For a small nonresidential historic resource, $300,000.00.

(7) If, for any calendar year, the office issues preapproval letters and reserves the maximum amount of tax credits allowed under this section for that calendar year, the office shall notify all applicants who have submitted completed applications and rehabilitation plans then awaiting approval or submitted for approval after the calculation is made that no additional preapproval letters for rehabilitation plans will be issued during that calendar year. The office shall also notify those applicants of the priority number given to the applicant's application and rehabilitation plan awaiting approval. The applications and plans will remain in priority status for 2 years from the date of the original application and plan and will be considered for approval and reservation of tax credits in the priority order established in this subsection in the event that additional credits become available resulting from the rescission of approvals, under this subsection or subsection (5) or from any unused, recaptured, unclaimed, or returned credits during the calendar year and at the beginning of the next calendar year. To the extent possible, the reallocation of any unused, recaptured, unclaimed, or returned credits during the calendar year must be awarded to applicants within the same type of historic resource category. However, any remaining credits on December 1 of each year may be utilized for any approved application, including a request for an additional credit under subsection (8). An applicant that has received a preapproval letter shall commence rehabilitation, if it has not previously begun, within 1 year after the issuance of the preapproval letter and complete the rehabilitation plan within 8 years after the issuance of the preapproval letter or the office will rescind the preapproval letter and reallocate the amount of the credit reserved for that rehabilitation plan. Upon completion of a rehabilitation plan for which a preapproval letter was issued, the applicant shall submit to the office documentation that the rehabilitation is complete and the completed rehabilitation of the historic resource meets the criteria under subsection (6) (10) and either of the following:

(a) All of the following criteria:

(i) The historic resource contributes to the significance of the historic district in which it is located or is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places or state register of historic sites.

(ii) Both the rehabilitation plan and completed rehabilitation of the historic resource meet the federal secretary Secretary of the interior's Interior's standards for rehabilitation and guidelines for rehabilitating historic buildings, 36 CFR part 67.

(iii) All rehabilitation work has been done to or within the walls, boundaries, or structures of the historic resource or to historic resources located within the property boundaries of the resource.

(b) The applicant has received certification from the national park service National Park Service that the historic resource's significance, the rehabilitation plan, and the completed rehabilitation qualify for the credit allowed under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code.

(8) (4) The office shall verify that the rehabilitation is complete and meets the criteria under subsection (3). However, if the applicant is eligible for the credit allowed under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code, additional documentation that the rehabilitation is complete for the credit allowed under this section is not required. Within 120 Notwithstanding R 206.208 of the Michigan Administrative Code, 30 days after receiving verification, in a form and manner as prescribed by the office, that the rehabilitation is complete and meets the requirements of subsection (3), the office shall issue a certificate of completed rehabilitation to the applicant that states the rehabilitation plan submitted by the applicant has been completed, the amount of qualified expenditures, and the total amount of the credit allowed to be claimed by a qualified taxpayer under this section. If the amount of qualified expenditures incurred exceeds the amount of the tax credits reserved by the preapproval letter issued under subsection (3), the applicant may submit a request to the office, in a form and manner as prescribed by the office, for the issuance and approval of a certificate of completed rehabilitation in excess of the amount initially authorized in the preapproval letter. The request for an additional credit in excess of the amount initially authorized in the preapproval letter under this subsection is a request for a new credit and must be given a priority number based on the date of the request for consideration if additional credits are available. If the office determines that less than $5,000,000.00 the maximum amount of the credits allowed under subsection (4) or (5), whichever is applicable, has been reserved under preapproval letters issued for the calendar year, after priority has been given to those notified under subsection (3), (7), then the office may issue a certificate of completed rehabilitation in excess of the amount included in the preapproval letter.

(9) (5) The office may inspect a historic resource at any time during the rehabilitation process and may revoke the preapproval letter or the certificate of completed rehabilitation if the rehabilitation was not undertaken as represented in the rehabilitation plan or if unapproved alterations to the completed rehabilitation are made within 5 years after the tax year in which the certificate of completed rehabilitation was issued. The office shall promptly notify the department of a revocation.

(10) (6) Qualified expenditures for the rehabilitation of a historic resource may be used to calculate the credit under this section if the historic resource is 1 of the following during the tax year in which a credit under this section is claimed for those qualified expenditures:

(a) Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places or state register of historic sites.

(b) A contributing resource located within a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places or the state register of historic sites.

(c) A contributing resource located within a historic district designated by a local unit pursuant to an ordinance adopted under the local historic districts act, 1970 PA 169, MCL 399.201 to 399.215.

(d) If a determination of eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places has been issued by the office for the historic resource and that historic resource is 1 of the following:

(i) Located in an incorporated local unit of government that does not have an ordinance under the local historic districts act, 1970 PA 169, MCL 399.201 to 399.215, and has a population of less than 5,000.

(ii) Located in an unincorporated local unit of government.

(iii) Located in an incorporated local unit of government that does not have an ordinance under the local historic districts act, 1970 PA 169, MCL 399.201 to 399.215, and is located within the boundaries of an association that has been chartered under 1889 PA 39, MCL 455.51 to 455.72.

(iv) Subject to a historic preservation easement that is held by a historic preservation or history organization that accepts easements for the purpose of holding the easement in perpetuity and assuring the easement is maintained in accordance with the federal Secretary of the Interior's standards for rehabilitation and guidelines for rehabilitation of historic buildings under 36 CFR part 67.

(11) (7) A person that has been issued a certificate of completed rehabilitation under subsection (4) (8) may monetize that credit and assign all or any portion of the credit allowed under this section. A credit assignment under this subsection is irrevocable and shall be made in the tax year in which a certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued. A qualified taxpayer may claim a portion of a credit and assign the remaining amount. If the qualified taxpayer both claims and assigns portions of the credit, the qualified taxpayer shall claim the portion it claims in the tax year in which a certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued pursuant to this section. Except as otherwise provided under this subsection, an assignee may monetize that credit and subsequently assign the credit or any portion of the credit assigned under this subsection to 1 or more assignees. An assignment or subsequent reassignment of a credit shall be made in the year the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued. A credit assignment or subsequent reassignment under this section shall be made on a form prescribed by the office. department. The office department shall review and issue a completed assignment or reassignment certificate to the assignee or reassignee. A credit amount assigned under this subsection may be claimed against the assignee's or subsequent reassignee's tax liability under this part or part 2. A credit amount authorized, or assigned, or reassigned to a partnership, limited liability company, or subchapter S corporation under this section or section 676 may be claimed against the partner's, member's, or shareholder's tax liability under this part based on the partner's, member's, or shareholder's proportionate share of ownership or an alternative method approved by the office. An assignee or subsequent reassignee shall attach a copy of the completed assignment certificate to the annual return required to be filed under this part for the tax year in which the assignment or reassignment is made and the assignee or reassignee first claims the credit, which shall be the same tax year.

(12) (8) If the credit allowed under this section for the tax year and any unused carryforward of the credit allowed by this section exceed the qualified taxpayer's tax liability for the tax year, that portion that exceeds the tax liability for the tax year shall not be refunded but may be carried forward to offset tax liability in subsequent tax years for 10 years or until used up, whichever occurs first. If a qualified taxpayer has an unused carryforward of a credit under this section, the amount otherwise added under subsection (9) (13) to the qualified taxpayer's tax liability may instead be used to reduce the qualified taxpayer's carryforward under this section. For projects for which a certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued for a tax year beginning after December 31, 2023 and for which the credit amount allowed is less than $500,000.00, a qualified taxpayer may elect to forgo the carryover period and receive a refund of the amount of the credit that exceeds the qualified taxpayer's tax liability. The amount of the refund shall be equal to 90% of the amount of the credit that exceeds the qualified taxpayer's tax liability. An election under this subsection must be made in the year that a certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued. An election to receive a refund under this subsection is irrevocable. However, the amount of the refund allowed for an election made under this subsection is subject to adjustment as provided under subsection (7) or (8), or both. A qualified taxpayer that elects to forgo the carryover period and receive a refund under this subsection continues to be subject to all other requirements of this section and the qualified taxpayer's certificate of completed rehabilitation is subject to revocation for noncompliance with this section. If the qualified taxpayer fails to comply with this section or the qualified taxpayer's certificate of completed rehabilitation is otherwise revoked under this section, the qualified taxpayer may have any amount previously claimed for that historic resource added back to the tax liability of the qualified taxpayer as provided under subsection (13).

(13) (9) Except as otherwise provided under subsection (10), (14), if a certificate of completed rehabilitation is revoked under subsection (5) (9) or if the historic resource is sold or disposed of less than 5 years after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued, the following percentage of the credit amount previously claimed relative to that historic resource shall be added back to the tax liability of the qualified taxpayer that received the certificate of completed rehabilitation and not the assignee in the year of the revocation:

(a) If the revocation is less than 1 year after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued, 100%.

(b) If the revocation is at least 1 year but less than 2 years after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued, 80%.

(c) If the revocation is at least 2 years but less than 3 years after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued, 60%.

(d) If the revocation is at least 3 years but less than 4 years after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued, 40%.

(e) If the revocation is at least 4 years but less than 5 years after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued, 20%.

(f) If the revocation is at least 5 years or more after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued, an addback to the qualified taxpayer tax liability is not required.

(14) (10) Notwithstanding R 206.212 of the Michigan Administrative Code, a qualified taxpayer must notify the office and department in writing of their intent to transfer or sell the historic resource at least 60 days before the proposed sale or transfer. Subsection (9) (13) shall not apply if the qualified taxpayer enters into a written agreement with the office that will allow for the transfer or sale of the historic resource and provides the following:

(a) Reasonable assurance that subsequent to the transfer the property will remain a historic resource during the 5-year period after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued.

(b) A method that the department can recover an amount from the qualified taxpayer equal to the appropriate percentage of credit added back as described under subsection (9).(13).

(c) An encumbrance on the title to the historic resource being sold or transferred, stating that the property must remain a historic resource throughout the 5-year period after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued.

(d) A provision for the payment by the qualified taxpayer of all legal and professional fees associated with the drafting, review, and recording of the written agreement required under this subsection.

(15) (11) The office may impose a fee to cover the administrative cost costs of implementing the program under this section. Administrative costs include the amount necessary to hire an additional 2.0 full-time equated positions to implement the program under this section.

(16) (12) The qualified taxpayer shall attach all of the following to the qualified taxpayer's annual return under this part:

(a) Certificate of completed rehabilitation.

(b) Certification of historic significance related to the historic resource and the qualified expenditures used to claim a credit under this section.

(c) A completed assignment form if the qualified taxpayer is an assignee or reassignee under this section or section 676 of any portion of a credit allowed under that this section or section 676.

(17) (13) The office may promulgate rules to implement this section pursuant to the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328.

(18) (14) The total of the credits claimed under this section and section 676 for a rehabilitation project shall not exceed 25% of the total qualified expenditures eligible for the credit under this section for that a large nonresidential historic resource or medium nonresidential historic resource rehabilitation project or 30% for a small nonresidential historic resource or residential historic resource rehabilitation project.

(19) The credit allowed under this section for qualified expenditures for the rehabilitation of a historic resource pursuant to a rehabilitation plan is in addition to any credit a taxpayer is allowed to claim under section 47 of the internal revenue code for that same rehabilitation plan of the same historic resource.

(20) (15) The office shall submit an economic impact report that includes, to the extent available, all of the following to the legislature annually for the immediately preceding state fiscal year:

(a) The fee schedule used by the office and the total amount of fees collected.

(b) A description of each rehabilitation project for which a preapproval letter was issued and for each certificate of completed rehabilitation issued. The description must include the total rehabilitation costs, labor hours generated, jobs added, payroll added, total capital investments, gain in property value after rehabilitation, and the amount of income tax and sales tax generated by the rehabilitation project.

(c) The location of each new and ongoing rehabilitation project.

(21) (16) As used in this section:

(a) "Contributing resource" means a historic resource that contributes to the significance of the historic district in which it is located.

(b) "Detroit Consumer Price Index" means the most comprehensive index of consumer prices available for the Detroit area from the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

(c) "Historic district" means an area, or group of areas not necessarily having contiguous boundaries, that contains 1 resource or a group of resources that are related by history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, or culture.

(d) "Historic resource" means a publicly or privately owned historic building, structure, site, object, feature, or open space located within or contributing to a historic district designated by the National Register of Historic Places, the state register of historic sites, or a local unit acting under the local historic districts act, 1970 PA 169, MCL 399.201 to 399.215; or that is individually listed on the state register of historic sites or National Register of Historic Places and if a determination of eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places has been issued by the office, historic resource includes any of the following:

(i) A resource that is located in an incorporated local unit of government that does not have an ordinance under the local historic districts act, 1970 PA 169, MCL 399.201 to 399.215, and has a population of less than 5,000.

(ii) A resource that is located in an unincorporated local unit of government.

(iii) A resource that is located in an incorporated local unit of government that does not have an ordinance under the local historic districts act, 1970 PA 169, MCL 399.201 to 399.215, and is located within the boundaries of an association that has been chartered under 1889 PA 39, MCL 455.51 to 455.72.

(iv) A resource that is subject to a historic preservation easement that is held by a historic preservation or history organization that accepts easements for the purpose of holding the easement in perpetuity and assuring the easement is maintained in accordance with the federal Secretary of the Interior's standards for rehabilitation and guidelines for rehabilitation of historic buildings under 36 CFR part 67.

(e) "Large nonresidential historic resource" means, for tax years before the 2024 tax year, a nonowner-occupied, non-owner-occupied, income producing historic resource that has a rehabilitation plan with qualified expenditures of $2,000,000.00 or more. For the 2024 tax year and each tax year after 2024, "large nonresidential historic resource" means a non-owner-occupied, income producing historic resource that has a rehabilitation plan with qualified expenditures of $10,000,000.00 or more.

(f) "Local unit" means a county, city, village, or township.

(g) "Long-term lease" means a lease term of at least 27.5 years for a residential resource or at least 31.5 years for a nonresidential resource.

(h) "Medium nonresidential historic resource" means a non-owner-occupied, income producing historic resource that has a rehabilitation plan with qualified expenditures of at least $1,000,000.00 or more, but less than $10,000,000.00.

(i) (h) "Open space" means undeveloped land, a naturally landscaped area, or a formal or man-made landscaped area that provides a connective link or a buffer between other resources.

(j) "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental entity, or other legal entity.

(k) (i) "Qualified expenditures" means capital expenditures that qualify, or would qualify except that the qualified taxpayer entered into an agreement under subsection (10), (14), for a rehabilitation credit under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code if the qualified taxpayer is eligible for the credit under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code or, if the applicant is not eligible for the credit under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code, the qualified expenditures that would qualify under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code except that the expenditures are made to a historic resource that is not eligible for the credit under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code, that were paid. Qualified expenditures do not include capital expenditures for nonhistoric additions to a historic resource except an addition that is required by state or federal regulations that relate to historic preservation, safety, or accessibility.

(l) (j) "Qualified taxpayer" means a person that is an assignee or reassignee under this section or section 676, or that either directly or indirectly owns the resource to be rehabilitated, or that has a long-term lease agreement, development agreement, or purchase agreement with the owner of the historic resource and that has qualified expenditures for the rehabilitation of the historic resource that satisfies either of the following:

(i) For the rehabilitation of a residential historic resource, qualified expenditures equal to or greater than $1,000.00. The $1,000.00 amount must be annually adjusted for inflation using the Detroit Consumer Price Index.

(ii) For for the rehabilitation of a historic resource that is not a residential historic resource, has qualified expenditures equal to or greater than 10% of the state equalized valuation of the property. If the historic resource to be rehabilitated is a portion of a historic or nonhistoric resource, the state equalized valuation of only that portion of the property shall be used for purposes of this subparagraph. subdivision. If the assessor for the local tax collecting unit in which the historic resource is located determines the state equalized valuation of that portion, that assessor's determination shall be used for purposes of this subparagraph. subdivision. If the assessor does not determine that state equalized valuation of that portion, qualified expenditures, for purposes of this subparagraph, subdivision, shall be equal to or greater than 5% of the appraised value as determined by a certified appraiser. If the historic resource to be rehabilitated does not have a state equalized valuation, qualified expenditures for purposes of this subparagraph subdivision shall be equal to or greater than 5% of the appraised value of the resource as determined by a certified appraiser.

(m) (k) "Rehabilitation plan" means a plan for the rehabilitation of a historic resource that meets the federal Secretary of the Interior's standards for rehabilitation and guidelines for rehabilitation of historic buildings under 36 CFR part 67.

(n) (l) "Residential historic resource" means a non-income producing historic resource that is primarily an owner-occupied dwelling. Residential historic resource includes a single-family residential dwelling unit, a condominium unit, and a multiple-unit dwelling or multiple-purpose structure that includes 1 or more residential dwelling units. As used in this subdivision, a non-income producing historic resource includes a historic resource that is income producing for less than half of the calendar year or that utilizes less than 50% of the total square footage for income producing purposes.

(o) (m) "Small nonresidential historic resource" means, for tax years before the 2024 tax year, a nonowner-occupied, non-owner-occupied, income producing historic resource that has a rehabilitation plan with qualified expenditures of less than $2,000,000.00. For the 2024 tax year and each tax year after 2024, "small nonresidential historic resource" means a historic resource that is primarily an income producing property that has a rehabilitation plan with qualified expenditures of less than $1,000,000.00. A small nonresidential historic resource may be owner occupied if less than 50% of the total square footage is occupied by the owner or the property is occupied by the owner for less than half of the calendar year.

(p) (n) "State historic preservation office" or "office" means the state historic preservation office created by Executive Order No. 2007-53 and transferred to the Michigan strategic fund by Executive Reorganization Order No. 2019-3, MCL 125.1998.

Sec. 676. (1) Subject to the limitations under this section, a qualified taxpayer with a certificate of completed rehabilitation issued pursuant to subsection (4) (8) after December 31, 2020 and before January 1, 2031 may credit against the tax imposed by this part the amount determined pursuant to subsection (2) for the qualified expenditures for the rehabilitation of a historic resource pursuant to the rehabilitation plan in the year in which the certificate of completed rehabilitation of the historic resource is issued. The qualified taxpayer shall initially claim a credit under this section within 5 years after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued pursuant to subsection (4). (8). If the credit is not initially claimed within 5 years after the certificate is issued, the certificate is no longer valid and the qualified taxpayer is no longer eligible to claim a credit under this section for that rehabilitation plan. Only those expenditures that are paid or incurred during the time periods prescribed for the credit under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code and any related treasury regulations shall be considered qualified expenditures.

(2) Subject to the limitations under this section, a qualified taxpayer that has claimed and received a credit for qualified expenditures under section 47(a)(2) of the internal revenue code or has entered into an agreement under subsection (10) may claim a credit under this section equal to the following under the following circumstances:

(a) For a qualified taxpayer that has claimed and received a credit for qualified expenditures under section 47 of the internal revenue code or has entered into an agreement under subsection (14) as follows:

(i) For a large nonresidential historic resource or a medium nonresidential historic resource, 25% of the qualified expenditures that are eligible, or would have been eligible except that the qualified taxpayer entered into an agreement under subsection (10), (14), for the credit under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code. or, if the

(ii) For a small nonresidential historic resource or a residential historic resource, 30% of the qualified expenditures that are eligible, or would have been eligible except that the qualified taxpayer entered into an agreement under subsection (14), for the credit under section 47 of the internal revenue code.

(b) For a qualified taxpayer that is not eligible for the credit under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code , as follows:

(i) For a large nonresidential historic resource or a medium nonresidential historic resource, 25% of the qualified expenditures that would qualify under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code except that the expenditures are made to a historic resource that is not eligible for the credit under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code.

(ii) For a small nonresidential historic resource or a residential historic resource, 30% of the qualified expenditures that would qualify under section 47 of the internal revenue code except that the expenditures are made to a historic resource that is not eligible for the credit under section 47 of the internal revenue code.

(3) To be eligible for the credit under this section, a person shall submit an application and a rehabilitation plan to the state historic preservation office. Completed applications must be considered in the order in which the office received the completed applications. and Notwithstanding any rule to the contrary, completed part 1 and part 3 applications must be approved or denied within 120 30 days of receipt of the completed applications and completed part 2 applications must be approved or denied within 60 days of receipt of the completed applications. If the office determines that the application is complete and the rehabilitation plan meets the criteria for a credit under this section, the office shall issue a preapproval letter to the applicant that states that the rehabilitation plan qualifies for the credit under this section and the maximum total amount of the credit reserved for which a credit may be claimed when the project is complete and a certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued for qualified expenditures pursuant to that rehabilitation plan. If an application is denied under this subsection, the applicant may file an appeal in a form and manner as prescribed by the office or subsequently reapply for the same rehabilitation plan or for another rehabilitation plan, or both.

(4) Subject to the limitations under this section, the total of all credits reserved under preapproval letters for rehabilitation plans approved under this section and section 266a shall not exceed $5,000,000.00 per calendar year through December 31, 2023 and shall be utilized as follows: . To

(a) To the extent the office receives applications for the rehabilitation of small nonresidential historic resources for credits in excess of $2,000,000.00, not less than $2,000,000.00 of the $5,000,000.00 each calendar year shall be approved for small nonresidential historic resources.

(b) To the extent the office receives applications for the rehabilitation of large nonresidential historic resources for credits in excess of $2,000,000.00, not less than $2,000,000.00 of the $5,000,000.00 each calendar year shall be approved for large nonresidential historic resources.

(c) To the extent the office receives applications for the rehabilitation of residential historic resources for credits in excess of $1,000,000.00, not less than $1,000,000.00 of the $5,000,000.00 each calendar year shall be approved for residential historic resources.

(5) Subject to the limitations under this section, beginning with the 2024 calendar year, the total of all credits reserved under preapproval letters for rehabilitation plans approved under this section and section 266a shall not exceed $100,000,000.00 per calendar year and shall be utilized as follows:

(a) To the extent the office receives applications for the rehabilitation of large nonresidential historic resources for credits in excess of $70,000,000.00, not less than $70,000,000.00 of the $100,000,000.00 each calendar year shall be approved for large nonresidential historic resources.

(b) To the extent the office receives applications for the rehabilitation of medium nonresidential historic resources for credits in excess of $20,000,000.00, not less than $20,000,000.00 of the $100,000,000.00 each calendar year shall be approved for medium nonresidential historic resources.

(c) To the extent the office receives applications for the rehabilitation of small nonresidential historic resources for credits in excess of $5,000,000.00, not less than $5,000,000.00 of the $100,000,000.00 each calendar year shall be approved for small nonresidential historic resources.

(d) To the extent the office receives applications for the rehabilitation of residential historic resources for credits in excess of $5,000,000.00, not less than $5,000,000.00 of the $100,000,000.00 each calendar year shall be approved for residential historic resources.

(6) The office shall not issue a preapproval letter or certificate of completed rehabilitation that authorizes a qualified taxpayer to claim a credit of more than $2,000,000.00 in a single tax year through the 2023 tax year for the same historic resource. Beginning with the 2024 tax year, the office shall not issue a preapproval letter or certificate of completed rehabilitation that authorizes a qualified taxpayer to claim a credit of more than the following in a single tax year for the same historic resource under the following categories:

(a) For a large nonresidential historic resource, $10,000,000.00.

(b) For a medium nonresidential historic resource, $2,500,000.00.

(c) For a small nonresidential historic resource, $300,000.00.

(7) If, for any calendar year, the office issues preapproval letters and reserves the maximum amount of tax credits allowed under this section for that calendar year, the office shall notify all applicants who have submitted completed applications and rehabilitation plans then awaiting approval or submitted for approval after the calculation is made that no additional preapproval letters for rehabilitation plans will be issued during that calendar year. The office shall also notify those applicants of the priority number given to the owner's applicant's application and rehabilitation plan awaiting approval. The applications and plans will remain in priority status for 2 years from the date of the original application and plan and will be considered for approval and reservation of tax credits in the priority order established in this subsection in the event that additional credits become available resulting from the rescission of approvals, under this subsection or subsection (5) or from any unused, recaptured, unclaimed, or returned credits during the calendar year and at the beginning of the next calendar year. To the extent possible, the reallocation of any unused, recaptured, unclaimed, or returned credits during the calendar year must be awarded to applicants within the same type of historic resource category. However, any remaining credits on December 1 of each year may be utilized for any approved application, including a request for an additional credit under subsection (8). An applicant that has received a preapproval letter shall commence rehabilitation, if it has not previously begun, within 1 year after the issuance of the preapproval letter and complete the rehabilitation plan within 8 years after the issuance of the preapproval letter or the office will rescind the preapproval letter and reallocate the amount of the credit reserved for that rehabilitation plan. Upon completion of a rehabilitation plan for which a preapproval letter was issued, the applicant shall submit to the office documentation that the rehabilitation is complete and the completed rehabilitation of the historic resource meets the criteria under subsection (6) (10) and either of the following:

(a) All of the following criteria:

(i) The historic resource contributes to the significance of the historic district in which it is located or is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places or state register of historic sites.

(ii) Both the rehabilitation plan and completed rehabilitation of the historic resource meet the federal Secretary of the Interior's standards for rehabilitation and guidelines for rehabilitating historic buildings, 36 CFR part 67.

(iii) All rehabilitation work has been done to or within the walls, boundaries, or structures of the historic resource or to historic resources located within the property boundaries of the property.

(b) The applicant has received certification from the National Park Service that the historic resource's significance, the rehabilitation plan, and the completed rehabilitation qualify for the credit allowed under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code.

(8) (4) The office shall verify that the rehabilitation is complete and meets the criteria under subsection (3). However, if the applicant is eligible for the credit allowed under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code, additional documentation that the rehabilitation is complete for the credit allowed under this section is not required. Within 120 Notwithstanding R 206.208 of the Michigan Administrative Code, 30 days after receiving verification, in a form and manner as prescribed by the office, that the rehabilitation is complete and meets the requirements of subsection (3), the office shall issue a certificate of completed rehabilitation to the applicant that states the rehabilitation plan submitted by the applicant has been completed, the amount of qualified expenditures, and the total amount of the credit allowed to be claimed by a qualified taxpayer under this section. If the amount of qualified expenditures incurred exceeds the amount of the tax credits reserved by the preapproval letter issued under subsection (3), the applicant may submit a request to the office, in a form and manner as prescribed by the office, for the issuance and approval of a certificate of completed rehabilitation in excess of the amount initially authorized in the preapproval letter. The request for an additional credit in excess of the amount initially authorized in the preapproval letter under this subsection is a request for a new credit and must be given a priority number based on the date of the request for consideration if additional credits are available. If the office determines that less than $5,000,000.00 the maximum amount of credits allowed under subsection (4) or (5), whichever is applicable, has been reserved under preapproval letters issued for the calendar year, after priority has been given to those notified under subsection (3), (7), then the office may issue a certificate of completed rehabilitation in excess of the amount included in the preapproval letter.

(9) (5) The office may inspect a historic resource at any time during the rehabilitation process and may revoke the preapproval letter or the certificate of completed rehabilitation if the rehabilitation was not undertaken as represented in the rehabilitation plan or if unapproved alterations to the completed rehabilitation are made within 5 years after the tax year in which the certificate of completed rehabilitation was issued. The office shall promptly notify the department of a revocation.

(10) (6) Qualified expenditures for the rehabilitation of a historic resource may be used to calculate the credit under this section if the historic resource is 1 of the following during the tax year in which a credit under this section is claimed for those qualified expenditures:

(a) Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places or state register of historic sites.

(b) A contributing resource located within a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places or the state register of historic sites.

(c) A contributing resource located within a historic district designated by a local unit pursuant to an ordinance adopted under the local historic districts act, 1970 PA 169, MCL 399.201 to 399.215.

(d) If a determination of eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places has been issued by the office for the historic resource and that historic resource is 1 of the following:

(i) Located in an incorporated local unit of government that does not have an ordinance under the local historic districts act, 1970 PA 169, MCL 399.201 to 399.215, and has a population of less than 5,000.

(ii) Located in an unincorporated local unit of government.

(iii) Located in an incorporated local unit of government that does not have an ordinance under the local historic districts act, 1970 PA 169, MCL 399.201 to 399.215, and is located within the boundaries of an association that has been chartered under 1889 PA 39, MCL 455.51 to 455.72.

(iv) Subject to a historic preservation easement that is held by a historic preservation or history organization that accepts easements for the purpose of holding the easement in perpetuity and assuring the easement is maintained in accordance with the federal Secretary of the Interior's standards for rehabilitation and guidelines for rehabilitation of historic buildings under 36 CFR part 67.

(11) (7) A person that has been issued a certificate of completed rehabilitation under subsection (4) (8) may monetize that credit and assign all or any portion of the credit allowed under this section. A credit assignment under this subsection is irrevocable and shall be made in the tax year in which a certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued. A qualified taxpayer may claim a portion of a credit and assign the remaining amount. If the qualified taxpayer both claims and assigns portions of the credit, the qualified taxpayer shall claim the portion it claims in the tax year in which a certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued pursuant to this section. Except as otherwise provided under this subsection, an assignee may monetize that credit and subsequently assign the credit or any portion of the credit assigned under this subsection to 1 or more assignees. An assignment or subsequent reassignment of a credit shall be made in the year the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued. A credit assignment or subsequent reassignment under this section shall be made on a form prescribed by the office. department. The office department shall review and issue a completed assignment or reassignment certificate to the assignee or reassignee. If the qualified taxpayer assigns all or any portion of the credit allowed under this section to a partnership, limited liability company, or subchapter S corporation, then the assignees or subsequent reassignees are its partners, members, or shareholders based on the partner's, member's, or shareholder's proportionate share of ownership or on an alternative method approved by the office. A credit amount assigned under this subsection may be claimed against the assignee's or subsequent reassignee's tax liability under this part or part 1. An assignee or subsequent reassignee shall attach a copy of the completed assignment certificate to the annual return required to be filed under this part for the tax year in which the assignment or reassignment is made and the assignee or reassignee first claims the credit, which shall be the same tax year.

(12) (8) If the credit allowed under this section for the tax year and any unused carryforward of the credit allowed by this section exceed the qualified taxpayer's tax liability for the tax year, that portion that exceeds the tax liability for the tax year shall not be refunded but may be carried forward to offset tax liability in subsequent tax years for 10 years or until used up, whichever occurs first. If a qualified taxpayer has an unused carryforward of a credit under this section, the amount otherwise added under subsection (9) (13) to the qualified taxpayer's tax liability may instead be used to reduce the qualified taxpayer's carryforward under this section. For projects for which a certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued for a tax year beginning after December 31, 2023 and for which the credit amount allowed is less than $500,000.00, a qualified taxpayer may elect to forgo the carryover period and receive a refund of the amount of the credit that exceeds the qualified taxpayer's tax liability. The amount of the refund shall be equal to 90% of the amount of the credit that exceeds the qualified taxpayer's tax liability. An election under this subsection must be made in the year that a certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued. An election to receive a refund under this subsection is irrevocable. However, the amount of the refund allowed for an election made under this subsection is subject to adjustment as provided under subsection (7) or (8), or both. A qualified taxpayer that elects to forgo the carryover period and receive a refund under this subsection continues to be subject to all other requirements of this section and the qualified taxpayer's certificate of completed rehabilitation is subject to revocation for noncompliance with this section. If the qualified taxpayer fails to comply with this section or the qualified taxpayer's certificate of completed rehabilitation is otherwise revoked under this section, the qualified taxpayer may have any amount previously claimed for that historic resource added back to the tax liability of the qualified taxpayer as provided under subsection (13).

(13) (9) Except as otherwise provided under subsection (10), (14), if a certificate of completed rehabilitation is revoked under subsection (5) (9) or a historic resource is sold or disposed of less than 5 years after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued, the following percentage of the credit amount previously claimed relative to that historic resource shall be added back to the tax liability of the qualified taxpayer that received the certificate of completed rehabilitation and not the assignee in the year of the revocation:

(a) If the revocation is less than 1 year after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued, 100%.

(b) If the revocation is at least 1 year but less than 2 years after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued, 80%.

(c) If the revocation is at least 2 years but less than 3 years after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued, 60%.

(d) If the revocation is at least 3 years but less than 4 years after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued, 40%.

(e) If the revocation is at least 4 years but less than 5 years after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued, 20%.

(f) If the revocation is at least 5 years or more after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued, an addback to the qualified taxpayer tax liability is not required.

(14) (10) Notwithstanding R 206.212 of the Michigan Administrative Code, a qualified taxpayer must notify the office and department in writing of their intent to transfer or sell the historic resource at least 60 days before the proposed sale or transfer. Subsection (9) (13) shall not apply if the qualified taxpayer enters into a written agreement with the office that will allow for the transfer or sale of the historic resource and provides the following:

(a) Reasonable assurance that subsequent to the transfer the property will remain a historic resource during the 5-year period after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued.

(b) A method that the department can recover an amount from the qualified taxpayer equal to the appropriate percentage of credit added back as described under subsection (9).(13).

(c) An encumbrance on the title to the historic resource being sold or transferred, stating that the property must remain a historic resource throughout the 5-year period after the certificate of completed rehabilitation is issued.

(d) A provision for the payment by the qualified taxpayer of all legal and professional fees associated with the drafting, review, and recording of the written agreement required under this subsection.

(15) (11) The office may impose a fee to cover the administrative cost costs of implementing the program under this section. Administrative costs include the amount necessary to hire an additional 2.0 full-time equated positions to implement the program under this section.

(16) (12) The qualified taxpayer shall attach all of the following to the qualified taxpayer's annual return required under this part, if applicable, on which the credit is claimed:

(a) Certificate of completed rehabilitation.

(b) Certification of historic significance related to the historic resource and the qualified expenditures used to claim a credit under this section.

(c) A completed assignment form if the qualified taxpayer or assignee has assigned any portion of a credit allowed under this section or section 266a or if the qualified taxpayer is an assignee or reassignee of any portion of a credit allowed under this section or section 266a.

(17) (13) The office may promulgate rules to implement this section pursuant to the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328.

(18) (14) The total of the credits claimed under this section and section 266a for a rehabilitation project shall not exceed 25% of the total qualified expenditures eligible for the credit under this section for that a large nonresidential historic resource or medium nonresidential historic resource rehabilitation project or 30% for a small nonresidential historic resource or residential historic resource rehabilitation project.

(19) The credit allowed under this section for qualified expenditures for the rehabilitation of a historic resource pursuant to a rehabilitation plan is in addition to any credit a taxpayer is allowed to claim under section 47 of the internal revenue code for that same rehabilitation plan of the same historic resource.

(20) (15) The office shall submit an economic impact report that includes, to the extent available, all of the following to the legislature annually for the immediately preceding state fiscal year:

(a) The fee schedule used by the office and the total amount of fees collected.

(b) A description of each rehabilitation project for which a preapproval letter is issued and for each certificate of completed rehabilitation issued. The description must include the total rehabilitation costs, labor hours generated, jobs added, payroll added, total capital investments, gain in property value after rehabilitation, and the amount of income tax and sales tax generated by the rehabilitation project.

(c) The location of each new and ongoing rehabilitation project.

(21) (16) As used in this section:

(a) "Contributing resource" means a historic resource that contributes to the significance of the historic district in which it is located.

(b) "Detroit Consumer Price Index" means the most comprehensive index of consumer prices available for the Detroit area from the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

(c) "Historic district" means an area, or group of areas not necessarily having contiguous boundaries, that contains 1 resource or a group of resources that are related by history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, or culture.

(d) "Historic resource" means a publicly or privately owned historic building, structure, site, object, feature, or open space located within or contributing to a historic district designated by the National Register of Historic Places, the state register of historic sites, or a local unit acting under the local historic districts act, 1970 PA 169, MCL 399.201 to 399.215; or that is individually listed on the state register of historic sites or National Register of Historic Places and if a determination of eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places has been issued by the office, historic resource includes any of the following:

(i) A resource that is located in an incorporated local unit of government that does not have an ordinance under the local historic districts act, 1970 PA 169, MCL 399.201 to 399.215, and has a population of less than 5,000.

(ii) A resource that is located in an unincorporated local unit of government.

(iii) A resource that is located in an incorporated local unit of government that does not have an ordinance under the local historic districts act, 1970 PA 169, MCL 399.201 to 399.215, and is located within the boundaries of an association that has been chartered under 1889 PA 39, MCL 455.51 to 455.72.

(iv) A resource that is subject to a historic preservation easement that is held by a historic preservation or history organization that accepts easements for the purpose of holding the easement in perpetuity and assuring the easement is maintained in accordance with the federal Secretary of the Interior's standards for rehabilitation and guidelines for rehabilitation of historic buildings under 36 CFR part 67.

(e) "Large nonresidential historic resource" means, for tax years before the 2024 tax year, a nonowner-occupied, non-owner-occupied, income producing historic resource that has a rehabilitation plan with qualified expenditures of $2,000,000.00 or more. For the 2024 tax year and each tax year after 2024, "large nonresidential historic resource" means a non-owner-occupied, income producing historic resource that has a rehabilitation plan with qualified expenditures of $10,000,000.00 or more.

(f) "Local unit" means a county, city, village, or township.

(g) "Long-term lease" means a lease term of at least 27.5 years for a residential resource or at least 31.5 years for a nonresidential resource.

(h) "Medium nonresidential historic resource" means a non-owner-occupied, income producing historic resource that has a rehabilitation plan with qualified expenditures of at least $1,000,000.00 or more, but less than $10,000,000.00.

(i) (h) "Open space" means undeveloped land, a naturally landscaped area, or a formal or man-made landscaped area that provides a connective link or a buffer between other resources.

(j) "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental entity, or other legal entity.

(k) (i) "Qualified expenditures" means capital expenditures that qualify, or would qualify except that the qualified taxpayer entered into an agreement under subsection (10), (14), for a rehabilitation credit under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code if the qualified taxpayer is eligible for the credit under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code or, if the applicant is not eligible for the credit under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code, the qualified expenditures that would qualify under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code except that the expenditures are made to a historic resource that is not eligible for the credit under section 47(a)(2) 47 of the internal revenue code that were paid. Qualified expenditures do not include capital expenditures for nonhistoric additions to a historic resource except an addition that is required by state or federal regulations that relate to historic preservation, safety, or accessibility.

(l) (j) "Qualified taxpayer" means a person that is an assignee or reassignee under this section or section 266a, or that either directly or indirectly owns the resource to be rehabilitated, or that has a long-term lease agreement, development agreement, or purchase agreement with the owner of the historic resource and that has qualified expenditures for the rehabilitation of the historic resource that satisfies either of the following:

(i) For for the rehabilitation of a historic resource that is not a residential historic resource, has qualified expenditures equal to or greater than 10% of the state equalized valuation of the property. If the historic resource to be rehabilitated is a portion of a historic or nonhistoric resource, the state equalized valuation of only that portion of the property shall be used for purposes of this subdivision. If the assessor for the local tax collecting unit in which the historic resource is located determines the state equalized valuation of that portion, that assessor's determination shall be used for purposes of this subdivision. If the assessor does not determine that state equalized valuation of that portion, qualified expenditures, for purposes of this subdivision, shall be equal to or greater than 5% of the appraised value as determined by a certified appraiser. If the historic resource to be rehabilitated does not have a state equalized valuation, qualified expenditures for purposes of this subdivision shall be equal to or greater than 5% of the appraised value of the resource as determined by a certified appraiser.

(ii) For the rehabilitation of a residential historic resource, qualified expenditures equal to or greater than $1,000.00. The dollar amount established under this subparagraph must be annually adjusted for inflation using the Detroit Consumer Price Index.

(m) (k) "Rehabilitation plan" means a plan for the rehabilitation of a historic resource that meets the federal Secretary of the Interior's standards for rehabilitation and guidelines for rehabilitation of historic buildings under 36 CFR part 67.

(n) (l) "Residential historic resource" means a non-income producing historic resource that is primarily an owner-occupied dwelling. Residential historic resource includes a single-family residential dwelling, a condominium unit, and a multiple-unit dwelling or multiple-purpose structure that includes 1 or more residential dwelling units. As used in this subdivision, a non-income producing historic resource includes a historic resource that is income producing for less than half of the calendar year or that utilizes less than 50% of the total square footage for income producing purposes.

(o) (m) "Small nonresidential historic resource" means, for tax years before the 2024 tax year, a nonowner-occupied, non-owner-occupied, income producing historic resource that has a rehabilitation plan with qualified expenditures of less than $2,000,000.00. For the 2024 tax year and each tax year after 2024, "small nonresidential historic resource" means a historic resource that is primarily an income producing property that has a rehabilitation plan with qualified expenditures of less than $1,000,000.00. A small nonresidential historic resource may be owner occupied if less than 50% of the total square footage is occupied by the owner or the property is occupied by the owner for less than half of the calendar year.

(p) (n) "State historic preservation office" or "office" means the state historic preservation office created by Executive Order No. 2007-53 and transferred to the Michigan strategic fund by Executive Reorganization Order No. 2019-3, MCL 125.1998.