2011 Senate Bill 569

House Roll Call 615: Passed

To convert the state film incentive program into straightforward handouts to producers, rather than indirect ones paid through the expiring Michigan Business Tax, with payments of up 32 percent of a producer's Michigan payroll expense, plus some additional subsidies. For 2012, $25 million was appropriated for these subsidies, but nothing in the bill limits how much the Michigan film office can authorize, and once it does the state is obligated to pay. Reportedly the bill sponsor wants to increase the annual payouts to $100 million.

92 Yeas / 15 Nays
Democrat (46 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Republican (46 Yeas / 15 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)