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2008 House Bill 5977: Give MEGA authority for electric car subsidies

Public Act 548 of 2008

  1. Introduced by Rep. Tim Moore (R) on April 10, 2008, to authorize Michigan Economic Growth Authority tax credits for 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.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 105 to 1 in the House on April 17, 2008.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on April 22, 2008.
    • Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on April 22, 2008.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 19, 2008, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
      • Substitute offered in the Senate on December 19, 2008, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that deletes the previous provisions and uses the bill as a "vehicle" to accomodate details of the electric car subsidies authorized by House Bill 6611. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 19, 2008.
  4. Passed 31 to 2 in the Senate on December 19, 2008, to give the Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) the authority and duty to determine eligibility for the electric car subsidies authorized by House Bill 6611.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on December 19, 2008, to give the Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) the authority and duty to determine eligibility for the electric car subsidies authorized by House Bill 6611. Passed 93 to 0 in the House on December 19, 2008.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on January 13, 2009.

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