2015 Senate Bill 616

House Roll Call 487: Passed

To exempt business equipment purchases made by an internet data center from the state sales tax. The bill originally applied only to the developers of proposed data center in the vacant “Pyramid” building near Grand Rapids, but was expanded to all companies in this particular business. The House did not adopt the proposal in Senate Bill 618 to also exempt these firms from property taxes levied on business tools and equipment (the so-called "personal property tax").

61 Yeas / 45 Nays
Republican (32 Yeas / 28 Nays)
Democrat (29 Yeas / 17 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)