2009 House Bill 4515

House Roll Call 35: Passed

To expand from one to three the number of refundable, $100 million, capital investment Michigan Business Tax credit agreements that could be entered into with makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars, which were authorized by a <a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/2008-hB-6611">2008 law</a>, and increase from $70 million to $90 million total credits for “battery integration, prototyping, and launch” expenses. The 2008 law authorized various subsidies estimated at $335 million over seven years. This bill would add an additional $220 million to that. “Refundable” means that the state will send a manufacturer a check for the amount that the credit exceeds the firm’s tax liability. See also Senate Bill 319.

105 Yeas / 4 Nays
Democrat (66 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Republican (39 Yeas / 4 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)