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

Public Act 245 of 2014

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
Passed 108 to 2 in the House on January 29, 2014 (same description)
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.
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 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.
Received in the House on June 10, 2014
Passed 108 to 2 in the House on June 11, 2014 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 21, 2014

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