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2012 House Bill 5541: Borrow-and-spend $613 for new state & university buildings

Public Act 192 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Eileen Kowall (R) on April 18, 2012, to provide a "template" or "place holder" for a potential supplemental capital outlay budget for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2012. The bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include some.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on April 18, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on June 6, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on June 7, 2012, to adopt a version that includes actual appropriations; see House-passed bill for some details. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 7, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on June 7, 2012, to tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4694, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4694 would require performance standards and conflict of interest prohibitions on governement construction contracts. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 7, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on June 7, 2012, to put a time limit on universities actually requesting construction authorization on previously approved projects. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 7, 2012.
  2. Passed 85 to 23 in the House on June 7, 2012, to authorize $613 million in new government debt for 18 state university construction projects.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on June 12, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate on June 12, 2012.
  4. Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on June 13, 2012, to authorize $613 million in new government spending and debt for 18 state university construction projects.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 25, 2012.

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