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2013 Senate Bill 580: Revise renaissance zone details
  1. Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on October 2, 2013, to revise various details of the law authorizing the extensive tax exemptions of a “renaissance zone" to better accommodate “Next Michigan Development Corporations,” authorized by a 2010 law to give tax breaks and subsidies to particular corporations or developers for projects meeting extremely broad "multi-modal commerce" criteria (basically, any form of goods-related commerce). In addition to allowing more businesses to receive these benefits, the bill would make changes intended to facilitate actually generating eligible “multi-modal” projects, which apparently have not come about since that 2010 law was passed. The bill is also related to Senate Bill 397, which would authorize creation of a sixth “Next Michigan Development Corporation” to be located in the Upper Peninsula.
    • Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on October 2, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 24, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on October 30, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 30, 2013.
  2. Passed 31 to 6 in the Senate on October 31, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on October 31, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on October 31, 2013.