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2009 House Bill 5555: Authorize more electric car battery development company tax breaks

Public Act 64 of 2010

  1. Introduced by Rep. Ed Clemente (D) on October 27, 2009, to authorize renaissance zone tax breaks for some and perhaps all of the electric car battery development companies and similar ventures that have been the beneficiaries of very large cash subsidies from the state, and possibly a number of other companies. A plant in Holland planned by the Korean manufacturer LG Chem would get the proposed renaissance zone tax breaks, and also a biodiesel plant located in Adrian.
    • Referred to the House New Economy And Quality Of Life Committee on October 27, 2009.
      • Reported in the House on November 4, 2009, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on December 8, 2009, to tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 945, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 945 would authorize county, city, township, village, or school district “right to work zones,” where, within the boundaries of the community, employers would be prohibited from compelling an employee or prospective employee to join or financially support a union as a condition of employment. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 8, 2009.
  2. Passed 99 to 7 in the House on December 8, 2009.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 9, 2009.
    • Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on December 9, 2009.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 17, 2010, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on April 27, 2010, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 27, 2010.
  4. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on April 28, 2010, to grant renaissance zone tax breaks for some of the electric car battery development companies and similar ventures that have already been granted very large cash subsidies from the state. A plant in Holland planned by the Korean manufacturer LG Chem would get the proposed tax breaks, and also a biodiesel plant in Adrian.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on April 29, 2010, to grant renaissance zone tax breaks for some of the electric car battery development companies and similar ventures that have already been granted very large cash subsidies from the state. A plant in Holland planned by the Korean manufacturer LG Chem would get the proposed tax breaks, and also a biodiesel plant in Adrian. Passed 98 to 8 in the House on April 29, 2010.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on May 6, 2010.

Comments

Re: 2009 House Bill 5555 (Authorize more electric car battery development company tax breaks )  by saraknack on May 25, 2010 

 Why does the government continue to pick winners and losers?  Why not let the free markets decide?  Why must specific companies and/or industries continue to receive specific tax breaks.  Lansing uses the same pick and choose procedure for individual taxes breaks.  Lets stop this way of legislating.  We are all Michigan citizens.  Lets make this a business-friendly state instead of picking specific industries that Lansing decides it wants in Michigan.  What happened to the free market system?



Re: 2009 House Bill 5555 (Authorize more electric car battery development company tax breaks )  by Admin003 on December 10, 2009 

 


Rep. Meekhof, having reserved the right to explain his protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:


“Mr. Speaker and members of the House:


Targeted tax credits such as these are unfair to other businesses and are not as effective at stimulating the economy as broad-based tax relief would be.”



2009 House Bill 5555 (Authorize more electric car battery development company tax breaks )  by admin on January 1, 2001 
Introduced in the House on October 27, 2009

The vote was 99 in favor, 7 opposed and 4 not voting

(House Roll Call 582 at House Journal 0)

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