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2009 House Bill 5017: Increase rental car tax for government tourism ads
Introduced by Rep. Woodrow Stanley (D) on May 27, 2009
To impose a $2.50 per day tax increase on travel-related car rentals, and use the money for promotional subsidies for the tourism industry, and government public relations campaigns to promote business development.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on May 27, 2009
Reported in the House on June 23, 2009
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on January 21, 2010
Reported in the House on March 9, 2010
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on March 18, 2010
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 18, 2010
Amendment offered by Rep. Robert Jones (D) on March 18, 2010
To tie-bar the bill to House Bills 4549 and 4553, meaning thia bill cannot become law unless that those ones do also. Those other bills would restrict giving targeted tax breaks and corporate welfare subsidies to firms whose managers and owners have committed crimes. The amendment comes one day after it was revealed that a convicted embezzler on parole (Richard Short) had been granted a $9 million Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) tax break/subsidy deal.
The amendment passed 108 to 0 in the House on March 18, 2010.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Rep. David Agema (R) on March 18, 2010
To tie-bar the bill to House Bills 4355 and 4969, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that those ones do also. Those bills would require personnel agencies and government employers to confirm the citizenship status of prospective workers.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 18, 2010
Motion by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on March 18, 2010
The motion failed 108 to 0 in the House on March 18, 2010.
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Received in the Senate on March 23, 2010
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on March 23, 2010
Motion by Sen. Samuel B. Thomas, III (D) on March 25, 2010
That the Committee on Finance be discharged from further consideration of the bill.
The motion failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on March 25, 2010.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".

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