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2009 Senate Bill 500: Authorize Industrial Plant “Rehabilitation” tax break for existing facility

Public Act 500 of 2010

  1. Introduced by Sen. Tony Stamas (R) on April 30, 2009, to authorize the granting of an Industrial Plant Rehabilitation personal property tax break for a particular “existing facility.” Under current law such tax breaks may be granted to new and speculative buildings, and to replacement facilities.
    • Referred to the Senate Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee on April 30, 2009.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 20, 2009, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on October 29, 2009, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 29, 2009.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Tony Stamas (R) on November 5, 2009, to revise details in the conditions that make the particular entity or property that is the subject of the bill eligible for these tax breaks. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 5, 2009.
  2. Passed 33 to 1 in the Senate on November 5, 2009.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on November 5, 2009.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on November 5, 2009.
      • Reported in the House on June 30, 2010, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on July 1, 2010, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that adds a provision benefiting a particular business owner in Auburn Hills. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on July 1, 2010.
  4. Passed 90 to 16 in the House on July 1, 2010, to authorize the granting of an Industrial Plant Rehabilitation personal property tax break for a particular “existing facility” in Otsego County. Under current law such tax breaks may be granted to new and speculative buildings, and to replacement facilities. The bill would also change the rules for transferring these tax breaks to a new owner, so as to benefit the owner of an industrial facility in Auburn Hills.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on July 1, 2010, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill, which added a provision allowing tax breaks for a particular business owner in Auburn Hills. Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on July 1, 2010.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on July 19, 2010.

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