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2009 Senate Bill 889: Clarify film subsidy disclosure requirement

Public Act 313 of 2010

  1. Introduced by Sen. Nancy Cassis (R) on October 8, 2009, to clarify that the law which prohibits the Department of Treasury or its personnel from divulging any facts or information regarding a particular taxpayer does not apply to disclosing details about film productions for which subsidies have been granted, as required by the film subsidy law.
    • Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on October 8, 2009.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 13, 2009, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on December 17, 2009, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 17, 2009.
  2. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on December 17, 2009.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on December 17, 2009.
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on December 17, 2009.
      • Reported in the House on June 30, 2010, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 2, 2010, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that somewhat narrows the proposed disclosures to specified items; see House-passed bill. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 2, 2010.
  4. Passed 99 to 1 in the House on December 2, 2010, to clarify that the law which prohibits the Department of Treasury from divulging any facts or information regarding a particular taxpayer does not apply to film production tax break/subsidy applications, agreements, denials, credit and subsidy claims, and the aggregate amount of subsidies and tax breaks claimed, as required by the film subsidy law.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on December 2, 2010.
  6. Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on December 2, 2010, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 21, 2010.

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