Introduced by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R) on January 29, 2015 To repeal the program that gives Michigan tax dollars to film producers, as of Oct. 1. In the current fiscal year $50 million in subsidies to film producers have been authorized. Since 2008 some $500 million in state tax revenue has been distributed to producers. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on January 29, 2015
Reported in the House on March 4, 2015 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R) on March 10, 2015 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 March 10, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom Barrett (R) on March 10, 2015 To require that if any money appropriated for film subsidies hasn't been spent when the program ends it should be used to repay losses incurred by state pension funds due to a deal the previous administration made to use the pension funds to back investments made by some politically well-connected individuals in an Oakland County film production start-up.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 10, 2015