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2013 House Bill 5131: Revise “Brownfields” authority board detail

Public Act 244 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Harvey Santana (D) on November 5, 2013 To allow “brownfield” authority board members to be an elected or appointed government official, with their board membership ending at the same time their term or official position ends. These authorities were originally created to facilitate redevelopment of polluted industrial sites, but the law has been gradually revised to let them deliver more conventional direct and indirect “economic development” subsidies to particular developers.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on November 5, 2013
Amendment offered in the House on January 22, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on January 28, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on January 28, 2014
Passed 108 to 2 in the House on January 29, 2014 (same description)
To allow “brownfield” authority board members to be an elected or appointed government official, with their board membership ending at the same time their term or official position ends. These authorities were originally created to facilitate redevelopment of polluted industrial sites, but the law has been gradually revised to let them deliver more conventional direct and indirect “economic development” subsidies to particular developers.
Received in the Senate on January 30, 2014
Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on January 30, 2014
Reported in the Senate on March 6, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on June 10, 2014 (same description)
To allow “brownfield” authority board members to be an elected or appointed government official, with their board membership ending at the same time their term or official position ends. These authorities were originally created to facilitate redevelopment of polluted industrial sites, but the law has been gradually revised to let them deliver more conventional direct and indirect “economic development” subsidies to particular developers.
Received in the House on June 10, 2014
Passed 108 to 2 in the House on June 12, 2014 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 21, 2014

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