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2011 House Bill 4289: Appropriations: Supplemental budget
  1. Introduced by Rep. Chuck Moss (R) on February 17, 2011, to provide a template or "place holder" for a potential supplemental multidepartment appropriation for Fiscal Year 2011-2012.This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 17, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on March 15, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 20, 2012, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that contains actual appropriations. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 20, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Richard LeBlanc (D) on March 20, 2012, to give $278,300 to a particular local government that did not meet a fiscal reform deadline included in the previously adopted state budget, which made getting full state revenue money contingent on adopting certain reforms. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 20, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Ellen Lipton (D) on March 20, 2012, to automatically transfer to the state school aid fund any unspent money appropriated for general state operations. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 20, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Greimel (D) on March 20, 2012, to increase from $250,000 to $1 million an appropriation the bill authorizes to create a Detroit-area regional transit authority. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 20, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on March 20, 2012, to prohibit a state Corrections Department plan to discontinue perimeter patrols around prisons to save money. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 20, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Chuck Moss (R) on March 20, 2012, to authorize a Medicaid funding-source shift. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 20, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Chuck Moss (R) on March 20, 2012, to add "boilerplate" instructions to the budget related to certain subsidies for disabled people. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 20, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on March 20, 2012, to spend an extra $200,000 to keep Upper Peninsula highway "welcome centers" open for longer hours. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 20, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Pete Lund (R) on March 20, 2012, to appropriate $9.8 million to create a state “Obamacare exchange” to administer the insurance subsidy entitlement created by the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Note: The amendment and roll call vote were done at this time to allow representatives to make a "statement" on the federal health care law prior to oral arguments on it being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. The amendment failed 47 to 62 in the House on March 20, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Passed 105 to 4 in the House on March 20, 2012, to appropriate $72.6 in additional government spending during the current fiscal year for various items. Among these are $8.9 million for medical student subsidies the legislature had previously voted to eliminate; $11 million more State Police spending; around $26 million more in various Medicaid-related spending; $10 million for legal, accounting, auditing and other expenses incurred in state oversight of fiscally failed schools and local governments; "start-up" money to create a Detroit-area regional transit authority; and more.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 21, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on March 21, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 27, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on March 29, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 29, 2012.
  4. Passed 32 to 6 in the Senate on March 29, 2012, to appropriate $72.6 in additional government spending during the current fiscal year for various items. Among these are $8.9 million for medical student subsidies the legislature had previously voted to eliminate; $11 million more State Police spending; around $26 million more in various Medicaid-related spending; $10 million for legal, accounting, auditing and other expenses incurred in state oversight of fiscally failed schools and local governments; "start-up" money to create a Detroit-area regional transit authority; and more.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on March 29, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Maureen Stapleton (D) on March 29, 2012, to give Detroit $200 million worth of state tax revenue. The amendment failed 32 to 78 in the House on March 29, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Passed 108 to 2 in the House on March 29, 2012, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill, which made some minor revisions and funding shifts.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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