2005 House Bill 5206

Movie production tax breaks

Introduced in the House

Sept. 21, 2005

Introduced by Rep. Fulton Sheen (R-88)

To authorize Single Business Tax (SBT) credit equal to 130 percent of the costs incurred by a motion picture production company that spends at least $250,000 making a movie in Michigan. The company could sell the amount of the credit that exceeds its tax liability, or could carry that forward to a future tax year.

Referred to the Committee on Tax Policy

Oct. 26, 2005

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Nov. 8, 2005

Substitute offered

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

Passed in the House 103 to 0 (details)

Received in the Senate

Nov. 9, 2005

Referred to the Committee on Finance