2019 House Bill 5187

Senate Roll Call 40: Passed

To establish that the effect of tax revenue that is not collected due to selective tax breaks granted to a “data center” must be limited to non-school budgets only. Specifically, this and House Bill 5188 would require that tax revenue that would have gone to a state school aid fund, but was "forgone" because of sales and use tax breaks granted to “data centers,” must be “reimbursed” by transferring a comparable amount of revenue from other taxes to the school aid fund. This refers to benefits granted to a Nevada company that occupied the former Steelcase Pyramid building in Grand Rapids, and to other “data center” businesses under the political deal that authorized these privileges.

35 Yeas / 2 Nays
Republican (20 Yeas / 2 Nays)
Democrat (15 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)