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2008 House Bill 5842: Facilitate and authorize tax breaks for Michigan film production

Public Act 78 of 2008

Introduced by Rep. Coleman Young, II D- on February 28, 2008
To revise statute to reflect the transfer of the Michigan Film Office from the state Department of History, Arts and Libraries to the Michigan Strategic Fund. Under House Bills 5841 to 5856 the Film Office would have a large role in granting an array of targeted tax breaks and cash subsidies to film companies that shoot in Michigan. The bill would repeal an existing film studio sales tax credit in favor of those other tax breaks and cash subsidies.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on February 28, 2008
Reported in the House on March 11, 2008
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on March 12, 2008
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 12, 2008
Received in the Senate on March 13, 2008
Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on March 13, 2008
Reported in the Senate on March 19, 2008
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on April 7, 2008