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

Public Act 507 of 2014

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on June 13, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 79 to 31 in the House on December 19, 2014, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on December 19, 2014.
  6. Passed 31 to 7 in the Senate on December 19, 2014, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015.

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