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2008 House Bill 6542: Authorize Detroit "light rail" or streetcar system

Public Act 481 of 2008

Introduced by Rep. Bert Johnson (D) on October 15, 2008
To authorize a “nonprofit street railway" system to operate streetcars, trams, or trolleys in Detroit, financed and subsidized through Tax Increment Financing, public debt, state road tax money (fuel tax and vehicle registration tax), etc.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on October 15, 2008
Reported in the House on November 13, 2008
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on November 13, 2008
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises various details, but does not change its substance. This version was defeated in favor of another with more detail changes.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on November 13, 2008
Substitute offered by Rep. Bert Johnson (D) on November 13, 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 November 13, 2008
Received in the Senate on December 2, 2008
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on December 2, 2008
Reported in the Senate on December 10, 2008
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 11, 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 Senate on December 11, 2008
Received in the House on December 11, 2008
Substitute offered by Rep. Bert Johnson (D) on December 11, 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 December 11, 2008
Received in the Senate on December 19, 2008
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on December 19, 2008.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on January 9, 2009

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