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2009 Senate Bill 777: Authorize $100 million renewable power conversion manufacturer subsidy

Public Act 110 of 2009

  1. Introduced by Sen. Tony Stamas (R) on August 27, 2009, to give a four-year, $100 million subsidy to a joint venture of the "Xtreme Power" and "Clairvoyant Energy" corporations, which would make “large scale power systems designed to convert variable renewable power into firm dispatchable power” at the fomer Ford Wixom assembly plant. The subsidy is structured as a "refundable" tax credit, meaning the state will send the company a check for the amount that the credit exceeds its tax liability.
    • Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on August 27, 2009.
      • Reported in the Senate on September 10, 2009, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on September 10, 2009. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 10, 2009.
  2. Passed 33 to 2 in the Senate on September 10, 2009.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on September 10, 2009.
    • Referred to the House New Economy And Quality Of Life Committee on September 10, 2009.
      • Reported in the House on September 23, 2009, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 96 to 11 in the House on September 29, 2009, to give a four-year, $100 million subsidy to a joint venture of the "Xtreme Power" and "Clairvoyant Energy" corporations, which would make “large scale power systems designed to convert variable renewable power into firm dispatchable power” at the fomer Ford Wixom assembly plant. The subsidy is structured as a "refundable" tax credit, meaning the state will send the company a check for the amount that the credit exceeds its tax liability.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on October 6, 2009.

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