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2009 House Bill 4818: Authorize “green chemistry” business tax breaks and subsidies
Introduced by Rep. Deb Kennedy (D) on April 21, 2009
To authorize Michigan Economic Growth Act business tax breaks for “green chemistry” projects, defined as ones that “design chemical products or processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances, and develop safer bio-based chemicals and materials”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House New Economy And Quality Of Life Committee on April 21, 2009
Reported in the House on May 13, 2009
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 19, 2009
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 19, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on May 19, 2009
To only grant the "green chemistry" tax breaks if the projects proposed by the beneficiaries are "economically feasible".
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 19, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on May 19, 2009
To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 71, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 71 would require the Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) to submit reports to the legislature with details of the individual tax break deals it offers, not just aggregate data.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 19, 2009
Received in the Senate on May 21, 2009
Referred to the Senate Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee on May 21, 2009

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