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2015 House Bill 4122: Repeal film producer subsidies

Public Act 117 of 2015

Introduced by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R) on January 29, 2015
To repeal the program that gives Michigan tax dollars to film producers, as of Oct. 1. In the current fiscal year $50 million in subsidies to film producers have been authorized. Since 2008 some $500 million in state tax revenue has been distributed to producers.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on January 29, 2015
Reported in the House on March 4, 2015
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R) on March 10, 2015
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 House on March 10, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom Barrett (R) on March 10, 2015
To require that if any money appropriated for film subsidies hasn't been spent when the program ends it should be used to repay losses incurred by state pension funds due to a deal the previous administration made to use the pension funds to back investments made by some politically well-connected individuals in an Oakland County film production start-up.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 10, 2015
Passed 58 to 51 in the House on March 11, 2015.
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(same description)
To repeal the program that gives Michigan tax dollars to film producers, as of Oct. 1. In the current fiscal year $50 million in subsidies to film producers have been authorized. Since 2008 some $500 million in state tax revenue has been distributed to producers.
Received in the Senate on March 12, 2015
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on March 12, 2015
Reported in the Senate on June 11, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on June 18, 2015
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 18, 2015
Passed 24 to 13 in the Senate on June 18, 2015.
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To repeal the program that gives Michigan tax dollars to film producers as of October, 2016. Since 2008 some $500 million in state tax revenue has been distributed to producers.
Received in the House on June 18, 2015
Passed 63 to 46 in the House on June 18, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill, which ends the subsidies on the date the bill goes into effect, rather than a different date specified in the House bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 9, 2015

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