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2019 House Bill 5188: Revise source of foregone revenue from “data center” tax breaks

Public Act 30 of 2020

Introduced by Rep. Mark Huizenga (R) on October 31, 2019
To establish that the effect of tax revenue that is not collected due to selective tax breaks granted to a “data center” must be limited to non-school budgets only. Specifically, this and House Bill 5187 would require that tax revenue that would have gone to a state school aid fund, but was "forgone" because of sales and use tax breaks granted to “data centers,” must be “reimbursed” by transferring a comparable amount of revenue from other taxes to the school aid fund. This refers to benefits granted to a Nevada company that occupied the former Steelcase Pyramid building in Grand Rapids, and to other “data center” businesses under the political deal that authorized these privileges.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce and Tourism Committee on October 31, 2019
Reported in the House on January 16, 2020
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on January 16, 2020
Reported in the House on January 22, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on January 28, 2020
Referred to the Senate Economic and Small Business Development Committee on January 28, 2020
Reported in the Senate on February 11, 2020
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on February 13, 2020

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