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2009 House Bill 4817: Authorize resort owner and “green chemistry” subsidies

Public Act 271 of 2010

Introduced by Rep. Ellen Lipton (D) on April 21, 2009
To authorize “21st Century Jobs Fund” business subsidies for “green chemistry” projects, defined as ones that “design chemical products or processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances, and develop safer bio-based chemicals and materials”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House New Economy And Quality Of Life Committee on April 21, 2009
Reported in the House on May 13, 2009
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 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 House on May 19, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on May 19, 2009
To only grant the "green chemistry" tax breaks and subsidies if the projects proposed by the beneficiaries are "economically feasible".
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 19, 2009
Passed 100 to 9 in the House on May 19, 2009.
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(same description)
To authorize “21st Century Jobs Fund” business subsidies for “green chemistry” projects, defined as ones that “design chemical products or processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances, and develop safer bio-based chemicals and materials”.
Received in the Senate on May 21, 2009
Referred to the Senate Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee on May 21, 2009
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 2, 2010
To use the bill as a "vehicle" to also grant $10 million in promotional subsidies that benefit hotel and resort owners ("Pure Michigan" ads).
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 2, 2010
Passed 34 to 2 in the Senate on December 2, 2010.
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To authorize “21st Century Jobs Fund” business subsidies for “green chemistry” projects, defined as ones that “design chemical products or processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances, and develop safer bio-based chemicals and materials." The bill was amended to also appropriate $10 million from this business subsidy fund to pay for promotional subsidies that benefit hotel and resort owners ("Pure Michigan" ads).
Received in the House on December 2, 2010
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on December 3, 2010
To require an independent audit of state spending on the indirect subsidies to hotel and resort owners represented by tax-funded "Pure Michigan" ad campaigns.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 3, 2010
Passed 88 to 6 in the House on December 3, 2010.
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To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill, which also grants $10 million in promotional subsidies that benefit hotel and resort owners ("Pure Michigan" ads).
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 14, 2010

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