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

Public Act 239 of 2013

  1. 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).
    • 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.
  2. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 31 to 6 in the Senate on December 11, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on December 11, 2013.
  6. Passed 86 to 23 in the House on December 12, 2013, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2013.

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