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2008 House Bill 5865: Authorize new debt for tourism industry subsidies

Public Act 100 of 2008

Introduced by Rep. Kate Ebli (D) on March 6, 2008 To appropriate $60 million of the money borrowed and placed in the “21st Century Jobs Fund” for tourism industry promotion subsidies. See House Bills 5866 and 5867, which authorize new debt and refinancing existing debt for this purpose.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on March 6, 2008
Reported in the House on March 11, 2008 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the House on March 18, 2008 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 House on March 18, 2008
Amendment offered by Rep. Bill Huizenga (R) on March 18, 2008 To ban the use of this money for tourism promotion ads that use the image of a candidate for state or federal office.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 18, 2008
Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Moore (R) on March 18, 2008 To require that $1 million of this money be used to promote Michigan-based sporting goods retailers that have been established for at least 25 years (such as Jay's Sporting Goods, which is located in the amendment sponsor's district, but not Cabela's, which reportedly was attracted to the state in part by a different government business-subsidy program).
The amendment failed 49 to 59 in the House on March 18, 2008.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Rep. David Agema (R) on March 18, 2008 To prohibit using this borrowed money to for employees compensation in the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the agency responsible for disbursing these tourism subsidies.
The amendment passed 102 to 6 in the House on March 18, 2008.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Passed 94 to 14 in the House on March 18, 2008.
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(same description)
To appropriate $60 million of the money borrowed and placed in the “21st Century Jobs Fund” for tourism industry promotion subsidies. See House Bills 5866 and 5867, which authorize new debt and refinancing existing debt for this purpose.
Received in the Senate on March 20, 2008
Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on March 20, 2008
Reported in the Senate on March 27, 2008 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on April 16, 2008 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 April 16, 2008
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on April 16, 2008.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To appropriate $60 million of the money borrowed and placed in the “21st Century Jobs Fund” for tourism industry promotion subsidies. See House Bills 5866 and 5867, which authorize new debt and refinancing existing debt for this purpose.
Received in the House on April 16, 2008
Amendment offered by Rep. Kate Ebli (D) on April 16, 2008 To also allow the state to subsidize the promotion of motor sports-related attractions with the borrowed money.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 16, 2008
Passed 91 to 16 in the House on April 16, 2008.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Received in the Senate on April 17, 2008 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill, which would also allow the state to subsidize the promotion of motor sports-related attractions with the borrowed money.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on April 18, 2008

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