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2014 Senate Bill 774: Appropriations: Department of Natural Resources
Introduced by Sen. Michael Green (R) on February 11, 2014 To provide a “template” or “place holder” for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Department 0f Natural Resources budget. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 11, 2014
Reported in the Senate on April 29, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on April 30, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 30, 2014
Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on April 30, 2014 To increase spending on a "Michigan Conservation Corps" by $3.5 million, from $4.1 million to $7.6 million. The extra money would be for a summer jobs program.
The amendment failed 12 to 26 in the Senate on April 30, 2014.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on April 30, 2014 To cut $2.28 million in spending for a "River Raisin national battlefield park foundation" grant and a Saginaw River dredging project feasibility study.
The amendment failed 12 to 26 in the Senate on April 30, 2014.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on April 30, 2014 To prohibit the department from restricting public access to Belle Isle Park for the purpose of holding a conference.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 30, 2014
Passed 34 to 4 in the Senate on April 30, 2014.
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The Senate version of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2014. This would appropriate $382.9 million in gross spending, compared to $342.9 million, which was the FY 2012-2013 amount enrolled in 2012. Of this, $67.9 million is federal money, and the rest is from state taxes, fees, fines, royalties, etc. The large spending increase comes after a large hunting and fishing license fee increase was enacted in 2013.
Received in the House on April 30, 2014
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on April 30, 2014
Substitute offered by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on May 14, 2014 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, 2014
Passed 108 to 0 in the House on May 14, 2014.
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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.
Received in the Senate on May 20, 2014
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2014
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 12, 2014

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