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2006 House Bill 5754: Subsidize gasohol and biodiesel pumps

Public Act 273 of 2006

Introduced by Rep. Neal Nitz (R) on February 23, 2006
To require the Michigan Strategic Fund to give gas stations $2,000 subsidies to convert pumps dispensing 85 percent ethanol gasoline and 5 percent biodiesel fuel, and up to $20,000 for the cost of installing new equipment.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on February 23, 2006
Reported in the House on March 1, 2006
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on March 15, 2006
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 failed by voice vote in the House on March 15, 2006
Substitute offered by Rep. Neal Nitz (R) on March 15, 2006
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that lowers the maximum new system subsidy to $15,000 per gas station.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 15, 2006
Amendment offered by Rep. Steve Bieda (D) on March 15, 2006
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4235, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4235 would mandate that diesel fuel sold in Michigan include at least two percent biodiesel beginning in 2007, or when the production capacity in the state reaches a certain level specified in the bill.
The amendment failed 47 to 58 in the House on March 15, 2006.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To require the Michigan Strategic Fund to give gas stations $2,000 subsidies to convert pumps dispensing 85 percent ethanol gasoline and 5 percent biodiesel fuel, and up to $15,000 for the cost of installing new equipment. Similar subsidies would be available for certain a motor fuel storage and distribution facilities, and the aggregate statewide grants would be capped at $500,000 per year.
Motion by Rep. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on March 16, 2006
To give the bill immediate effect.
The motion passed 95 to 3 in the House on March 16, 2006.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Received in the Senate on March 21, 2006
Referred to the Senate Technology and Energy Committee on March 21, 2006
Reported in the Senate on June 6, 2006
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 8, 2006
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 Senate on June 8, 2006
Received in the House on June 8, 2006
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on July 7, 2006

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