Introduced by Rep. Tom Casperson (R) on February 7, 2006 To make the Smurfit-Stone paper mill in Ontonagon County eligible for Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) tax break. Also, to make certain businesses in Lapeer and Midland Counties elgible for "rural business" MEGA tax breaks. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on February 7, 2006
Reported in the House on March 7, 2006 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on March 9, 2006 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 House on March 9, 2006
Amendment offered by Rep. Paul Condino (D) on March 9, 2006 To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4811, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4811 would repeal Michigan's ban on suing the maker of prescription drugs that have been approved by the FDA, unless there was fraud involved.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 9, 2006