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2013 House Bill 5132: Revise local “economic development” authority board detail

Public Act 245 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Harvey Santana (D) on November 5, 2013, to allow regional “economic development” agency 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 agencies are essentially the local arms of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the state agency through which tax breaks and subsidies are delivered to particular companies and developers selected by political appointees on the MEDC board.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on November 5, 2013.
      • Reported 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 regional “economic development” agency 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 agencies are essentially the local arms of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the state agency through which tax breaks and subsidies are delivered to particular companies and developers selected by political appointees on the MEDC board.
    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 11, 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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