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2009 House Bill 5640: Authorize government energy efficiency loan program

Public Act 270 of 2010

Introduced by Rep. Rebekah Warren (D) on December 2, 2009
To give local governments the power to create a voluntary program in which they would lend a property owner money for “energy efficiency improvements” or a “renewable energy system,” and also levy a special assessment on the property from which the loan would be repaid. Local governments would be able to incur new debt to pay for the improvements, for repayment of which they could pledge the special assessment revenue but not general tax revenue.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Great Lakes and Environment Committee on December 2, 2009
Reported in the House on February 16, 2010
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on April 22, 2010
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises various details, but does not change its substance. This version was subsequently superseded by another substitute with more changes.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on April 22, 2010
Substitute offered by Rep. Rebekah Warren (D) on April 22, 2010
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on April 22, 2010
Amendment offered by Rep. Arlan Meekhof (R) on April 22, 2010
To exempt energy efficiency products purchased with money from the loans proposed by this bill from property tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 22, 2010
Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on April 22, 2010
To establish that a government's lien on the property of a borrower would not have special priority over all other liens.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 22, 2010
Received in the Senate on April 27, 2010
Referred to the Senate Local, Urban, & State Affairs Committee on April 27, 2010
Reported in the Senate on September 22, 2010
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on September 23, 2010
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 23, 2010
Received in the House on September 23, 2010
Amendment offered by Rep. Rebekah Warren (D) on November 30, 2010
To limit the program to commercial or industrial electricity customers.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 30, 2010
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill, with an amendment limiting the program to commercial and industrial electricity customers.
Received in the Senate on December 1, 2010
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill, which limited the program to commercial or industrial electricity customers.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 14, 2010

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