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2011 Senate Bill 569: Revise film subsidies (Senate Roll Call 644)
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Passed 34 to 4 in the Senate on November 3, 2011, to convert the state film incentive program into straightforward handouts to producers, rather than indirect ones paid through the expiring Michigan Business Tax, with payments of up 32 percent of a producer's Michigan payroll expense, plus some additional subsidies. For 2012, $25 million was appropriated for these subsidies, but nothing in the bill limits how much the Michigan film office can authorize, and once it does the state is obligated to pay. Reportedly the bill sponsor wants to increase the annual payouts to $100 million.
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The vote was 34 in favor, 4 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 644)

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Revise film subsidies

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Bieda (D)Gleason (D)Gregory (D)Hood (D)
Hopgood (D)Hunter (D)Johnson (D)Smith (D)Warren (D)
Whitmer (D)Young (D)   

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Brandenburg (R)Casperson (R)Caswell (R)Colbeck (R)
Emmons (R)Hansen (R)Hildenbrand (R)Jansen (R)Jones (R)
Kahn (R)Kowall (R)Marleau (R)Moolenaar (R)Nofs (R)
Pappageorge (R)Pavlov (R)Proos (R)Richardville (R)Rocca (R)
Schuitmaker (R)Walker (R)   


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Green (R)Hune (R)Meekhof (R)Robertson (R)




SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

Y    Anderson (D)Y    Bieda (D)Y    Booher (R)Y    Brandenburg (R)Y    Casperson (R)
Y    Caswell (R)Y    Colbeck (R)Y    Emmons (R)Y    Gleason (D)  n  Green (R)
Y    Gregory (D)Y    Hansen (R)Y    Hildenbrand (R)Y    Hood (D)Y    Hopgood (D)
  n  Hune (R)Y    Hunter (D)Y    Jansen (R)Y    Johnson (D)Y    Jones (R)
Y    Kahn (R)Y    Kowall (R)Y    Marleau (R)  n  Meekhof (R)Y    Moolenaar (R)
Y    Nofs (R)Y    Pappageorge (R)Y    Pavlov (R)Y    Proos (R)Y    Richardville (R)
  n  Robertson (R)Y    Rocca (R)Y    Schuitmaker (R)Y    Smith (D)Y    Walker (R)
Y    Warren (D)Y    Whitmer (D)Y    Young (D)  

Senate Roll Call 644 on 2011 Senate Bill 569

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Re: 2011 Senate Bill 569 (Revise film subsidies )  by thejmfc on December 17, 2011 

Thanks to my Senator, Arlan Meekhof, for taking a stand against these misguided handouts.  


Let the markets pick the economic winners, not the guys in Lansing.



Re: 2011 Senate Bill 569 (Revise film subsidies )  by waltduro on December 17, 2011 

Total Rip off of the Tax Paying Public !!!


 


Governor Snyder and the Republican Caucus snatched money from pensioners, homeowners, the working poor, K-12 schools, university students and their parents, in order to give money to his friends at Business Leaders for Michigan. 



Re: 2011 Senate Bill 569 (Revise film subsidies )  by MIfilmgirl on November 4, 2011 

I am grateful at this outcome and look forward to getting back to work.


I agree that a minimum of $100 million annually would return the Michigan Film Industry to the number 1


position nationwide that we proudly enjoyed in 2010.


Thank you for taking the time to investigation the impact on those of us who make our living


working in the film industry - and also those industries (hotels, hardware, security, transport etc) affected by


the recent loss of the film industry.



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