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2013 Senate Bill 194: Appropriations: General Government
  1. Introduced by Sen. John Pappageorge (R) on February 13, 2013, to provide a “template” or “place holder” for the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 General Government budget. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 13, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on April 24, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on April 30, 2013, TO adopt a version of this budget that expresses the fiscal and policy preferences of the Republican-majority in the Senate on various spending items and programs. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 30, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Bert Johnson (D) on April 30, 2013, to increase business subsidy and related spending, and specify particular "Michigan Strategic Fund" spending items, including $29 million in tourism industry marketing subsidies ("pure Michigan" ads), $7 million for government "land bank" property acquisitions, $9.8 million for a summer jobs program, and more. Also, to add $25 million for film producer subsidies (for a total of $50 million). The amendment failed 12 to 25 in the Senate on April 30, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Bert Johnson (D) on April 30, 2013, to increase state revenue sharing to local governments, and more. The amendment failed 11 to 26 in the Senate on April 30, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Bert Johnson (D) on April 30, 2013, to require that all money spent by the “Michigan Strategic Fund” must be actually appropriated by the Legislature. This agency oversees both government job training programs and the state “economic development” apparatus that delivers selective corporate tax breaks and subsidies to particular firms. Under current law, state revenue from Indian casino agreements goes directly to the Strategic Fund with no legislative vote or approval required. The amendment failed 12 to 25 in the Senate on April 30, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Bert Johnson (D) on April 30, 2013, to authorize spending on "pre-college engineering" programs in Detroit and Grand Rapids, with the exact amount to be determined later. The amendment passed 24 to 13 in the Senate on April 30, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Glenn Anderson (D) on April 30, 2013, to prohibit the state Attorney General from spending any proceeds from legal actions it is involved in unless the money is formally appropriated by the legislature. The amendment failed 11 to 26 in the Senate on April 30, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Moved to reconsider in the Senate on April 30, 2013, the vote by which the fifth set of amendments offered by Senator Johnson were not adopted. These included increases spending on various programs, including an additional $25 million on state subsidies to film producers, raising the total amount for that to $50 million in the next fiscal year. The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 30, 2013.
    • Amendment offered in the Senate on April 30, 2013, to increase spending on various programs, including an additional $25 million on state subsidies to film producers, raising the total amount for that to $50 million in the next fiscal year. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 30, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on April 30, 2013, to delete a provision setting aside $103 million out of the $1.5 billion in extra federal money the state would collect from accepting the federal health care law’s expansion of Medicaid, which would bring in more federal money in the short term but require higher state spending in a few years. As passed by the Senate, this budget does not appropriate money for this "Obamacare" Medicaid expansion. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 30, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Darwin Booher (R) on April 30, 2013, to revise the proposed funding source for various spending deemed "one time" items. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 30, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Bert Johnson (D) on April 30, 2013, to increase spending on various programs, including an additional $25 million on state subsidies to film producers, raising the total proposed for this to $50 million in the next fiscal year. Upon reconsideration however, the amendment was adopted in a voice vote. The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 30, 2013.
  2. Passed 23 to 14 in the Senate on April 30, 2013, the Senate version of the General Government budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2013. This would appropriate $4.423 billion in gross spending. This vote was later reconsidered and the budget passed again after adding an additional $25 million for film producer subsidies.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Moved to reconsider by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on April 30, 2013, the vote by which the bill was passed. The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 30, 2013.
  4. Received in the Senate on April 30, 2013.
  5. Passed 21 to 16 in the Senate on April 30, 2013, the Senate version of the General Government budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2013, which funds legislature, the executive office, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasury, Department of Civil Rights, the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, and various other state agencies. This would appropriate $4.447 billion in gross spending, of which $700.0 million is federal money. $1.117 billion of this budget is paid out in revenue sharing to local governments.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Received in the House on May 1, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 1, 2013.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on May 14, 2013, to adopt a version of the budget that contains no appropriations, but is instead intended to launch negotiations to work out the differences between the House and Senate budgets. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 14, 2013.
  7. Passed 60 to 48 in the House on May 15, 2013, to send the bill back to the Senate "stripped" of all actual appropriations. This vote is basically a procedural method of launching negotiations to work out the differences between the House and Senate budgets.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  8. Received in the Senate on May 16, 2013.
  9. Failed 0 to 38 in the Senate on May 16, 2013, to concur with a House-passed version of the bill. The vote sends the bill to a House-Senate conference committee to work out the differences.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  10. Received in the Senate on June 5, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 5, 2013.

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