Introduced by Sen. Jason Allen (R) on June 3, 2009 To earmark increases in state use tax revenue collected from the sale of tourism-related goods and services to promotional subsidies for the tourism industry ("Pure Michigan" ads and related programs). Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on June 3, 2009
Reported in the Senate on February 23, 2010 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 24, 2010 To adopt a version that does not specifically earmark increases in tourism-related use tax revenue for these subsidies, but instead just takes $9.5 million in use tax revenue "off the top" to pay for them.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 24, 2010
Amendment offered by Sen. Deborah Cherry (D) on March 3, 2010 To increase the spending by $10 million, from $9.5 million to $19.5 million, and tie-bar the bill to House Bill 5017, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 5017 would impose a $2.50 per day tax on travel-related car rentals, with the money going to these tourism subsidies.
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on March 3, 2010
Reported in the House on March 9, 2010 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on March 25, 2010 To replace the Senate-passed version with the original version, which would earmark some sales tax revenue for promotional subsidies for the tourism industry.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on March 25, 2010
Passed 97 to 12 in the House on March 25, 2010. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".To authorize spending $9.5 million on tourism industry subsidies in the form of state ads paid for with use tax dollars. The money would otherwise go into the state general fund and be available for other state spending. See also House Bill 5018.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on March 31, 2010