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2007 House Bill 5375: Authorize college tuition subsidy tax increment finance districts

Public Act 550 of 2008

Introduced by Rep. Tim Melton D- on October 25, 2007
To authorize the creation of “promise zone” tax increment financing authorities (TIFA) in a low income city, township, county, local school district, or intermediate school district, that would be authorized to “capture" one-half of any increases in the six-mill state education property tax revenue in the area and use the money to subsidize college tuition for students from the area, or allow it to be used by the public schools in the zone for certain "educational improvement activities".   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on October 25, 2007
Reported in the House on December 11, 2007
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on December 13, 2007
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises various details, but does not change its substance. This version was subsequently superseded by another substitute with more changes.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2007
Amendment offered by Rep. Judy Emmons R- on December 13, 2007
To establish that all the students attending a school located in a "promise zone" would be eligible for the tuitions subsidies it provides, even if they don't live within the zone.
The amendment failed 52 to 54 in the House on December 13, 2007.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Rep. Jacob Hoogendyk, Jr. R- on December 13, 2007
To remove a provision that would allow the "captured" tax revenue to also be used by the public schools in the zone for certain "educational improvement activities," rather than distributed to students as college tuition scholarships.
The amendment failed 43 to 62 in the House on December 13, 2007.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Rep. Jacob Hoogendyk, Jr. R- on December 13, 2007
To require that any portion of the "captured" tax revenue used by the public schools in the zone for certain "educational improvement activities" rather than distributed to students as college tuition scholarships be distributed equally among all public schools within the zone.
The amendment failed 48 to 57 in the House on December 13, 2007.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Rep. Paul Opsommer R- on December 13, 2007
To not take the money that would be "captured" and sent to the promise zone authorities out of the School Aid Fund, but instead take it out of the state General Fund.
The amendment failed 51 to 54 in the House on December 13, 2007.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Substitute offered by Rep. Tim Melton D- on December 13, 2007
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 December 13, 2007
Motion by Rep. Dave Hildenbrand R- on December 13, 2007
To give the bill immediate effect.
The motion passed 74 to 32 in the House on December 13, 2007.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Received in the Senate on January 9, 2008
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on January 9, 2008
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 19, 2008
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that divides the provisions among this bill and Senate Bill 861, which caps the number of "promise zones" at 10.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 19, 2008
To authorize the creation of up to 10 “promise zone” tax increment financing authorities (TIFA) in low income and low educational attainment areas that would be authorized to “capture" a portion of any increases in state education property tax revenue in the area and use the money to partially subsidize college tuition for students from the area attending institutions in Michigan. See also Senate Bill 861.
Received in the House on December 19, 2008
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill, which caps the number of "promise zones" at 10.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on January 13, 2009

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