The bill that passed Thursday afternoon proposes a 20 to 25 percent tax credit for filmmakers that spend at least $250,000 in qualified expenses.
A similar bill was introduced last year and in 2010 but neither bill made it to the Governor’s desk.
A 2006 law created a motion picture tax credit in the state but the incentive expired in 2010.
This year’s bill would create a tax credit that lasts through 2041.
Lawmakers who voted against the bill say the state shouldn’t support a particular industry.
Supporters say the bill would create film industry jobs for Arizonans.
The bill now goes to the House.