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2013 Senate Bill 397: Expand a corporate/developer subsidy regime

Public Act 238 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson R-Escanaba on May 29, 2013
To authorize creation of a sixth “Next Michigan Development Corporation,” which is a government agency that gives tax breaks and subsidies to particular corporations or developers selected by political appointees on the entity's board for projects meeting extremely broad "multi-modal commerce" criteria (basically, any form of goods-related commerce). The new entity would be in the Upper Peninsula.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on May 29, 2013
Reported in the Senate on September 19, 2013
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the House on September 26, 2013
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on September 26, 2013
Reported in the House on November 6, 2013
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2013