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2018 Senate Bill 1108: Keep spending on corporate and developer subsidies

Public Act 577 of 2018

Introduced by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on September 5, 2018
To extend for another four years (from 2020 through 2023) an earmark of $75 million in tobacco lawsuit settlement money to the state corporate and developer subsidy program called the “21st century jobs fund.” Under the terms of the 1998 settlement of a lawsuit filed by states against tobacco makers, states can spend this money on whatever they want.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on September 5, 2018
Reported in the Senate on November 29, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the House on December 6, 2018
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on December 6, 2018
Reported in the House on December 12, 2018
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Henry Yanez (D) on December 20, 2018
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on December 20, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Henry Yanez (D) on December 20, 2018
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4578, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4578 would increase the state cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack, which would bring the total state tax up to $3.50 per pack.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 20, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D) on December 20, 2018
To require that $9 million in tobacco lawsuit revenue (which the state can spend on whatever it wants) to improvements at a particular airport.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 20, 2018
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 28, 2018

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