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2009 Senate Bill 126: Authorize biomass generator tax breaks

Public Act 209 of 2009

Introduced by Sen. Jason Allen (R) on January 28, 2009
To authorize a property tax abatement for a proposed wood-chip power plant project in Mancelona.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee on January 28, 2009
Reported to the Senate on February 12, 2009
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 17, 2009
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that narrows the expansion in eligibility to a particular plant in Mancelona.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 17, 2009
Substitute offered by Sen. Jason Allen (R) on February 19, 2009
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 19, 2009
Received in the House on February 19, 2009
Referred to the House New Economy And Quality Of Life Committee on February 19, 2009
Reported in the House on December 16, 2009
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on December 17, 2009
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that allows the tax break only because of a report that shows the plant will consume less than "7.5 percent of the annual wood within a 60 mile radius." Existing plants have argued that the tax break gives the Mancelona facility an unfair competitive advantage, and that it will cause their wood prices to rise by using so much.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 17, 2009
Received in the Senate on December 17, 2009
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on January 4, 2010

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