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2008 Senate Bill 1168: Facilitate and authorize tax breaks for Michigan film production
Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on March 4, 2008
To authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit of up to 42 percent of a film studio‚Äôs expenses for shooting a film or TV show in Michigan. The credits would be refundable, so if their value exceeded a studio's tax liability the state would send them a check.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on March 4, 2008
Reported in the Senate on March 12, 2008
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate 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 Senate on March 12, 2008
Amendment offered by Sen. Nancy Cassis (R) on March 13, 2008
To eliminate the refundability of the tax credits, which means the state would not send checks to studios whose (very rich) credits exceeded their total tax liability.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 13, 2008
Received in the House on March 13, 2008
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on March 13, 2008

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