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

Public Act 244 of 2014

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 108 to 2 in the House on January 29, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on June 10, 2014, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on June 10, 2014.
  6. Passed 108 to 2 in the House on June 12, 2014, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 21, 2014.

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