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

Public Act 175 of 2008

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
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.
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.
Passed 102 to 6 in the House on June 26, 2008 (same description)
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.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on July 8, 2008

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