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2021 Senate Bill 744: Authorize subsidies to shipping and port interests

Public Act 159 of 2022

Introduced by Sen. Stephanie Chang D-Detroit on November 30, 2021
To authorize a selective state subsidy program (dubbed “Great Lakes Maritime” grants) that would give grants of up to $2.5 million annually to private developers and corporations who own a port facility, which they could spend on improvements and other things, including promoting their business. This and Senate Bill 743 amend an existing port authority law to accommodate these subsidies.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Economic and Small Business Development Committee on November 30, 2021
Reported in the Senate on May 24, 2022
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
To authorize a selective state subsidy program (dubbed “Great Lakes Maritime” grants) that would give $2.5 million to private developers and corporations who own a port facility, which they could spend on improvements and other things, including promoting their business. This and Senate Bill 743 amend an existing port authority law to accommodate these subsidies.
Received in the House on June 15, 2022
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on June 15, 2022
Reported in the House on June 30, 2022
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on July 19, 2022

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