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2015 Senate Bill 69: Extend business job training subsidy program

Public Act 130 of 2015

Introduced by Sen. Darwin Booher (R) on January 29, 2015
To extend indefinitely a 2008 law that authorized state job training subsidies for particular employers provided through community colleges. Also, to revise details of a condition of the subsidies requiring a beneficiary to pay certain minimum wage levels. Senate Bill 71 would repeal a $50 million annual debt cap on the program.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on January 29, 2015
Reported in the Senate on February 18, 2015
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on February 24, 2015
To remove an effective date provision.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 24, 2015
Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on February 25, 2015
To require each employee who gets the job training to be paid at least 175 percent of the minimum wage if effect at the time of the training, rather than in effect when the agreement between the college and the employer was signed.
The amendment failed 11 to 26 in the Senate on February 25, 2015.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on February 25, 2015
To prohibit companies that accept these job training subsidies from also claiming "refundable tax credit" subsidies (often cash transfers) that had been selectively granted to particular firms under the previous administration.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 25, 2015
Passed 35 to 1 in the Senate on February 25, 2015.
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To extend indefinitely a 2008 law that authorized state job training subsidies for particular employers provided through community colleges. Also, to revise details of a condition of the subsidies requiring a beneficiary to pay certain minimum wage levels. Senate Bill 71 would repeal a $50 million annual debt cap on the program. The bill was amended to also prohibit a corporation from taking both these subsidies and "refundable tax credit" subsidies (often cash payments) granted particular firms by the previous administration.
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Mike Kowall (R) on February 25, 2015
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 25, 2015
Received in the Senate on February 25, 2015
Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on February 25, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To extend indefinitely a 2008 law that authorized state job training subsidies for particular employers provided through community colleges. Also, to revise details of a condition of the subsidies requiring a beneficiary to pay certain minimum wage levels. Senate Bill 71 would repeal a $50 million annual debt cap on the program. The bill was amended to prohibit the beneficiary companies from also collecting certain other state subsidies and tax breaks.
Received in the House on February 25, 2015
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 25, 2015
Reported in the House on June 10, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on June 18, 2015
To delete a provision prohibiting a company that is already collecting subsidies and tax breaks under an since-repealed "economic development" program from also getting the job training subsidies the bill would extend.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 18, 2015
Passed 104 to 5 in the House on June 18, 2015.
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To extend until 2023 the sunset on a 2008 law that authorized state job training subsidies for particular employers provided through community colleges. Also, to revise details of a minimum wage condition on the subsidies. The House removed a Senate-passed provision prohibiting the beneficiary companies from also collecting certain other state subsidies and tax breaks. Senate Bill 71 would repeal a $50 million annual debt cap on the program.
Received in the Senate on July 1, 2015
Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on July 1, 2015.
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To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 22, 2015

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