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2017 House Bill 4207: Subsidize grocery stores in cities

Public Act 239 of 2017

Introduced by Rep. Andy Schor (D) on February 14, 2017 To authorize state subsidies for grocery stores in urban areas.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce and Trade Committee on February 14, 2017
Reported in the House on May 2, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 83 to 24 in the House on November 7, 2017.
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To authorize state subsidies for grocery stores in urban areas. This would come from money earmarked to an existing business subsidy program, and is estimated to be around $2.5 million annually. The money could not be given to the owner of a grocery store located within a mile of an existing store. These particular subsidies would sunset in five years.
Received in the Senate on November 9, 2017
Referred to the Senate Economic Development and International Investment Committee on November 9, 2017
Reported in the Senate on December 5, 2017 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 33 to 4 in the Senate on December 13, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To authorize state subsidies for grocery stores in urban areas. This would come from money earmarked to an existing business subsidy program, and is estimated to be around $1 million to $2 million annually. The money could not be given to the owner of a grocery store located within a mile of an existing store. These particular subsidies would sunset in five years.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 20, 2017

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