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2008 Senate Bill 1380: Authorize $40 million in energy technology business subsidies

Public Act 175 of 2008

  1. Introduced by Sen. Jason Allen (R) on June 12, 2008, to authorize spending up to $40 million of “21st Century Jobs Fund” money on grants and subsidies to energy technology projects undertaken by for-profit companies selected by state economic development officials. At least 70 percent of these “centers of energy excellence” grants would have to be used for matching federal or international grants.
    • Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on June 12, 2008.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 18, 2008, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on June 18, 2008, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that increases the proposed spending and reduces the proposed conditions on the spending. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 18, 2008.
  2. Passed 35 to 1 in the Senate on June 19, 2008, to authorize spending up to $45 million of “21st Century Jobs Fund” money on grants and subsidies to energy technology projects undertaken by for-profit companies selected by state economic development officials. At least 50 percent of these “centers of energy excellence” grants would have to be used for matching federal or international grants.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on June 19, 2008.
    • Referred to the House New Economy And Quality Of Life Committee on June 19, 2008.
      • Reported in the House on June 26, 2008, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 102 to 6 in the House on June 26, 2008, to authorize spending up to $45 million of “21st Century Jobs Fund” money on grants and subsidies to energy technology projects undertaken by for-profit companies selected by state economic development officials. At least 50 percent of these “centers of energy excellence” grants would have to be used for matching federal or international grants.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on July 8, 2008.

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