2015 Senate Bill 616

Senate Roll Call 542: Passed

To partially 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. For the next 15 years these firms would only have to pay 2 percent sales tax on most equipment and construction materials, rather than 6 percent like others.

21 Yeas / 15 Nays
Republican (19 Yeas / 6 Nays)
Democrat (2 Yeas / 9 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (2)