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2013 Senate Bill 608: Authorize additional state spending, projects, debt, and Medicaid expansion fund source shifts

Public Act 34 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on October 9, 2013, to provide a template or "place holder" for a potential supplemental appropriation for Fiscal Year 2013-2014. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on October 9, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 20, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on February 20, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 20, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on February 20, 2014, to strip out $5.5 million for a "public/private partnership, Pyramid P20 education hub" project located in a former Steelcase building that appears to have become a real estate market "white elephant". The amendment failed 14 to 24 in the Senate on February 20, 2014.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Vincent Gregory (D) on February 20, 2014, to add $2 million for a veterans program. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 20, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Bert Johnson (D) on February 20, 2014, to strip out $300,000 for a Secretary of State online services marketing project. The amendment failed 12 to 26 in the Senate on February 20, 2014.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on February 20, 2014, to require "veterans affairs agency county veteran counselors, veteran services officers, and other service providers" to "incorporate mental health care referral services into their daily operations". The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 20, 2014.
  2. Passed 32 to 6 in the Senate on February 20, 2014, to adjust spending in the current year budget to reflect fund source changes triggered by adoption of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion starting in April, and authorize additional spending on roads (including $100 million for extra winter maintenance costs), government preschool programs, “land bank" authorities, low income heating bill subsidies, National Guard armory improvements, veterans programs, harbor dredging projects, and much more. The bill would also authorize $60.3 million in new debt for state college and university construction projects. For more details see a summary prepared by the Senate Fiscal Agency.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on February 20, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 20, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on February 27, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 4, 2014. The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on March 4, 2014, to adopt a version of this budget that expresses the fiscal and policy preferences of the Republican-majority in the House on various spending items and programs. Among other things it directs more money to road projects. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on March 4, 2014, to add another $50 million for extra winter road maintenance costs. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Andy Schor (D) on March 4, 2014, to add $2 million in subsidies for expenses incurred by mid-Michigan communities due to a December 2013 ice storm. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Adam Zemke (D) on March 4, 2014, to add $2 million in transportation spending related to a particular commercial project. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on March 4, 2014, to revise fund sources in the Medicaid expansion. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) on March 4, 2014, to add $19.9 million for an infant mortality prevention project at a particular hospital. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Thomas Stallworth, III (D) on March 4, 2014, to give $250,000 to "a nonprofit agency that has an established program to provide entrepreneurial skills development to urban youths" in Detroit. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on March 4, 2014, to authorize new debt for a Waterford fire department project. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on March 4, 2014, to prohibit the extra winter road maintenance money from being used by local road departments to cover administrative, overhead, and other indirect costs. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Edward McBroom (R) on March 4, 2014, to spend $4 million on heating bill subsidies for LP gas customers. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on March 4, 2014, to revise the allocation of the extra winter road maintenance money, distributing a larger share to communities with higher population densities (and less to ones with more road miles per capita). The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Margaret O'Brien (R) on March 4, 2014, to authorize extra spending in an amount to be determined later for welfare-related "family, maternal, and children’s health services". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
  4. Passed 65 to 44 in the House on March 4, 2014, to adjust spending in the current year budget to reflect fund source changes triggered by adoption of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion starting in April. The bill also appropriates $215 million in additional spending on roads (including $100 million for extra winter maintenance costs), plus money for Amtrak-related rail improvements, government preschool programs, low income heating bill subsidies, veterans programs, marina projects, and much more. The House removed a Senate-passed $5.5 million appropriation involving purchase of the Steelcase "Pyramid" building for a loosely defined, education-related "public/private partnership," along with other spending including extra money for "land banks." The bill would also authorize $60.3 million in new debt for state college and university construction projects. For more details see a summary prepared by the House Fiscal Agency.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on March 5, 2014.
  6. Failed 0 to 36 in the Senate on March 5, 2014, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill. The vote sends the measure to a House-Senate conference committee to work out the differences.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Received in the Senate on March 6, 2014.
  8. Passed 30 to 5 in the Senate on March 12, 2014, to adopt a compromise version of the bill reported by a House-Senate conference committee. This appropriates $215 million in additional spending on roads (including $100 million for extra winter maintenance costs), plus extra money for a variety of other government programs. It authorizes but does not fund a project involving purchase of the Steelcase "Pyramid" building for a loosely defined, education-related "public/private partnership." The bill also authorizes $60.3 million in new debt for state college and university construction projects. Finally, it adjusts spending in the current year budget to reflect fund source changes triggered by adoption of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion starting in April. For more details see a summary prepared by the House Fiscal Agency.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Received in the House on March 12, 2014.
  10. Passed 106 to 2 in the House on March 12, 2014, to adopt a compromise version of the bill reported by a House-Senate conference committee. This appropriates $215 million in additional spending on roads (including $100 million for extra winter maintenance costs), plus extra money for a variety of other government programs. It authorizes but does not fund a project involving purchase of the Steelcase "Pyramid" building for a loosely defined, education-related "public/private partnership." The bill also authorizes $60.3 million in new debt for state college and university construction projects. Finally, it adjusts spending in the current year budget to reflect fund source changes triggered by adoption of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion starting in April. For more details see a summary prepared by the House Fiscal Agency.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  11. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 14, 2014.

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