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2009 House Bill 4523: Grant more photovoltaic maker subsidies

Public Act 90 of 2009

Introduced by Rep. Ed Clemente (D) on March 10, 2009
To extend for another two years the deadline on the state and the Hemlock Semiconductor finalizing a tax break/subsidy deal authorized by Public Act 270 of 2008 and other bills signed into law in 2008.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House New Economy And Quality Of Life Committee on March 10, 2009
Reported in the House on April 22, 2009
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 5, 2009
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that authorizes more photovoltaic plant subsidy deals.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 5, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on May 5, 2009
To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 71, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 71 would require the Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) to submit reports to the legislature with details of the individual tax bread deals it offers, not just aggregate data.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 5, 2009
Passed 103 to 6 in the House on May 5, 2009.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To expand the number of tax break/subsidy deals that could be offered to photovoltaic cell makers under Public Act 270 of 2008, originally written to give the Hemlock Semiconductor company a $25 million subsidy. The bill would authorize up to $100 million in such subsidies. The bill also extends until the end of 2011 the deadline on the state finalizing such deals.
Received in the Senate on May 7, 2009
Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on May 7, 2009
Reported in the Senate on September 10, 2009
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on September 10, 2009
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that changes the total value of proposed subsidies to $75 million, and revises details in the required deals with the subsidy recipients.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 10, 2009
Passed 33 to 2 in the Senate on September 10, 2009.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To expand the number of tax break/subsidy deals that could be offered to photovoltaic cell makers under Public Act 270 of 2008, originally written to give the Hemlock Semiconductor company a $25 million subsidy. The bill would authorize up to $75 million in such subsidies, each of which could be up to $15 million (with one that could be up to $25 million). The bill also extends until the end of 2011 the deadline on the state finalizing such deals, and .
Received in the House on September 10, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on September 10, 2009
To increase from 250 to 1,000 the number of jobs a recipient of one of the proposed subsidies would have to create to qualify.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 10, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on September 10, 2009
To increase from 500 to 1,000 the number of jobs the recipient of the $25 million subsidy would have to create to qualify.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 10, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on September 10, 2009
To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 71, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 71 would require the Michigan Economic Growth Authority to file annual reports that disclose not just aggregate data on the deals offered to particular firms it selects, but also details about the tax break and subsidy deals offered to particular firms.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 10, 2009
Passed 95 to 9 in the House on September 10, 2009.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on September 11, 2009

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