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2013 House Bill 4782: Expand another corporate/developer subsidy regime

Public Act 239 of 2013

Introduced by Rep. John Kivela (D) on May 29, 2013 To authorize creation of a sixth “Next Michigan Development Corporation,” which is a government agency that gives tax breaks and subsidies to particular corporations or developers selected by political appointees on the entity's board for projects meeting extremely broad "multi-modal commerce" criteria (basically, any form of goods-related commerce).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on May 29, 2013
Reported in the House on November 6, 2013 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 87 to 23 in the House on November 14, 2013 To authorize creation of a sixth “Next Michigan Development Corporation,” which is a government agency that gives tax breaks and subsidies to particular corporations or developers selected by political appointees on the entity's board for projects meeting extremely broad "multi-modal commerce" criteria (basically, any form of goods-related commerce). The new entity would be in the Upper Peninsula.
Received in the Senate on December 3, 2013
Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on December 3, 2013
Reported in the Senate on December 5, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 10, 2013 To correct a spelling error in the bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 10, 2013
Passed 31 to 6 in the Senate on December 11, 2013 (same description)
To authorize creation of a sixth “Next Michigan Development Corporation,” which is a government agency that gives tax breaks and subsidies to particular corporations or developers selected by political appointees on the entity's board for projects meeting extremely broad "multi-modal commerce" criteria (basically, any form of goods-related commerce). The new entity would be in the Upper Peninsula.
Received in the House on December 11, 2013
Passed 86 to 23 in the House on December 12, 2013 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2013

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