2009 Senate Bill 796

House Roll Call 526: Passed

To increase the disclosure requirements on state film subsidies. The Film Office would have to post twice-yearly reports on the internet that disclose how much each film producer plans to spend in Michigan, how much was actually spent, details on the shooting locations and jobs, and how many on the payroll were paid more than $250,000; it would also have to report to the legislature how much of all the credits granted were actually cash subsidies, because they exceeded the amount of tax the producer owed. Under a <a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/2008-HB-5841">film subsidy law</a> law passed in 2008, Michigan pays 40 or 42 percent of the expenses incurred by film producers in this state.

97 Yeas / 2 Nays
Democrat (55 Yeas / 2 Nays)
Republican (42 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (9)