Referred to the House New Economy And Quality Of Life Committee on February 19, 2009
Reported in the House on February 25, 2009
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin R- on March 12, 2009
To extend to all state businesses the tax breaks this law authorizes for firms selected by state economic development officials. Note: Although passed, the amendment was not included in a subsequent substitute version of the bill that was adopted.
Substitute offered by Rep. Ed Clemente D- on March 12, 2009
To adopt a substitute version of the bill that also authorizes these tax breaks for selected computer software firms, and which does not include the provisions of the McMillin amendment. Note: Voting on this substitute after the McMillin amendment, rather than before it, is similar to a technigue sometimes used by the majority to allow their members to go on the record voting "yes" on a popular amendment, but then negate the effect of that roll call vote with substitute adopted on a voice-vote.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 12, 2009