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2008 House Bill 5972: Authorize tax break for electronic silicon company

Public Act 263 of 2008

Introduced by Rep. Andy Coulouris (D) on April 10, 2008 To grant a business tax break based on the price it pays for electricity to the Hemlock Semiconductor company and perhaps other producers of polycrystalline silicon used in solar cells and semiconductor chips. The bill is tie-barred to House Bill 5524, which would end electric power provider competition in Michigan.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Energy and Technology Committee on April 10, 2008
Reported in the House on April 17, 2008 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on April 17, 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 April 17, 2008
Passed 107 to 0 in the House on April 17, 2008 (same description)
To grant a business tax break based on the price it pays for electricity to the Hemlock Semiconductor company and perhaps other producers of polycrystalline silicon used in solar cells and semiconductor chips. The bill is tie-barred to House Bill 5524, which would end electric power provider competition in Michigan.
Received in the Senate on April 22, 2008
Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on April 22, 2008
Reported in the Senate on June 26, 2008 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 26, 2008
Amendment offered in the Senate on June 26, 2008
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 26, 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, and which also removes the tie-bar to House Bill 5524, which would end electric power provider competition in Michigan.
Passed 35 to 2 in the Senate on June 26, 2008 To grant a business tax break based on the price it pays for electricity to the Hemlock Semiconductor company and perhaps other producers of polycrystalline silicon used in solar cells and semiconductor chips.
Received in the House on June 26, 2008
Passed 105 to 0 in the House on June 28, 2008 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on August 6, 2008

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