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2013 Senate Bill 272: Authorize corporate and developer “port facility” subsidies

Public Act 507 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Mike Kowall (R) on March 19, 2013 To expand the mission of the Michigan Strategic Fund to include providing undefined subsidies for corporations, developers and other entities involved in port facilities. Also to include in its mission dredging recreational or commercial harbors, subject to future appropriations and any conditions attached to them.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on March 19, 2013
Reported in the Senate on March 21, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 12, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 12, 2013
Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on June 13, 2013 (same description)
To expand the mission of the Michigan Strategic Fund to include providing undefined subsidies for corporations, developers and other entities involved in port facilities. Also to include in its mission dredging recreational or commercial harbors, subject to future appropriations and any conditions attached to them.
Received in the House on June 13, 2013
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on June 13, 2013
Reported in the House on December 4, 2013 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the House on December 19, 2014 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 19, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R) on December 19, 2014 To also include "bridges and bridge facilities" in the definition of port facility.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 19, 2014
Passed 79 to 31 in the House on December 19, 2014 (same description)
To expand the mission of the Michigan Strategic Fund to include providing undefined subsidies for corporations, developers and other entities involved in port facilities. Also to include in its mission dredging recreational or commercial harbors, subject to future appropriations and any conditions attached to them.
Received in the Senate on December 19, 2014
Passed 31 to 7 in the Senate on December 19, 2014 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015

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