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2008 House Bill 6524: Grant Detroit Auto Show subsidy

Public Act 507 of 2008

  1. Introduced by Rep. Barbara Farrah (D) on September 24, 2008, to grant a subsidy in the form of a $200,000 Michigan Business Tax credit to the organizers of the Detroit Auto Show.
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on September 24, 2008.
      • Reported in the House on November 13, 2008, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 101 to 0 in the House on November 13, 2008.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 2, 2008.
    • Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on December 2, 2008.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 10, 2008, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on December 19, 2008, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that raises the subsidy to $500,000. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 19, 2008.
  4. Passed 31 to 0 in the Senate on December 19, 2008, to grant a subsidy in the form of a $500,000 Michigan Business Tax credit to the organizers of the Detroit Auto Show.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on December 19, 2008, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill, which raises the subsidy to $500,000. Passed 92 to 0 in the House on December 19, 2008.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on January 12, 2009.

Comments

Because....  by Anonymous Citizen on November 17, 2008 
that's how they buy votes. they use OUR MONEY to prop up detroit and get all the votes from detroiters, living and dead.

No!  by Anonymous Citizen on November 15, 2008 
I agree with the other writers. Stop dumping my tax money into Detroit pockets to favor one business over another. Laws are only fair if they treat everyone the same.

Good money after Bad  by Anonymous Citizen on October 13, 2008 
Why send more money to Detroit where it just disappeares into hidden pockets?

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