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2008 House Bill 5841: Give subsidies for Michigan film production

Public Act 77 of 2008

Introduced by Rep. Andy Meisner (D) on February 28, 2008 To authorize a Michigan Business Tax credit of up to 42 percent of a film studio’s expenses for shooting a film or TV show in Michigan. The credits would be refundable, so if their value exceeded a studio's tax liability the state would send them a check for the difference. The bill contains no cap on the aggregate value of the film subsidies.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on February 28, 2008
Reported in the House on March 11, 2008 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on March 12, 2008 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details of the proposed subsidy but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 12, 2008
Amendment offered by Rep. Andy Meisner (D) on March 12, 2008 To clarify a provision establishing compensation to employees of individuals under a personal services contract as one of the factors in determining the size of proposed refundable tax credits.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 12, 2008
Passed 108 to 0 in the House on March 12, 2008 (same description)
To authorize a Michigan Business Tax credit of up to 42 percent of a film studio’s expenses for shooting a film or TV show in Michigan. The credits would be refundable, so if their value exceeded a studio's tax liability the state would send them a check for the difference. The bill contains no cap on the aggregate value of the film subsidies.
Received in the Senate on March 13, 2008
Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on March 13, 2008
Reported in the Senate on March 19, 2008 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on March 20, 2008 (same description)
To authorize a Michigan Business Tax credit of up to 42 percent of a film studio’s expenses for shooting a film or TV show in Michigan. The credits would be refundable, so if their value exceeded a studio's tax liability the state would send them a check for the difference. The bill contains no cap on the aggregate value of the film subsidies.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on April 7, 2008

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