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2010 House Bill 5808: Expand 21st Century Jobs Fund subsidy options
  1. Introduced by Rep. Pam Byrnes (D) on February 11, 2010, to allow the “strategic economic investment and commercialization board” that is one component of the “21st Century Jobs Fund” to provide subsidies in the form of convertible loans, equity investments, or warrants from another entity in this universe, a "Jobs for Michigan Investment Fund," and investments in yet another type, "Michigan Business Development Corporations." Also, to allow certain of these subsidies to go to "informational technology" firms.
    • Referred to the House New Economy And Quality Of Life Committee on February 11, 2010.
      • Reported in the House on February 24, 2010, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 2, 2010, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that narrows its scope to just allow the information technology firm subsidies. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 2, 2010.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on March 2, 2010, to prohibit “21st Century Jobs Fund” subsidies from going to a firm that would be competing against any other business that is already located in Michigan. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 2, 2010.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on March 2, 2010, to prohibit “21st Century Jobs Fund” subsidies from going to a firm unless it promises to only hire Michigan residents to do the subsidized work. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 2, 2010.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on March 2, 2010, 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 41 to 65 in the House on March 2, 2010.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Passed 95 to 11 in the House on March 2, 2010, to allow “21st Century Jobs Fund” subsidies to go to "information technology" firms.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 4, 2010.
    • Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on March 4, 2010.
      • Reported in the Senate on November 10, 2010, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on December 1, 2010. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 1, 2010.

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