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2011 House Bill 5015: Authorize more government spending

Public Act 296 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Chuck Moss (R) on September 27, 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 September 27, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on June 13, 2012, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 65 to 44 in the House on June 14, 2012, to pass the bill as introduced, with no appropriations but as a "place holder" to allow potential spending proposals to be enacted more quickly.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on July 18, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate on July 18, 2012.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on July 18, 2012, to adopt a substitute that appropriates money from a national foreclosure lawsuit settlement. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on July 18, 2012.
  4. Passed 31 to 6 in the Senate on July 18, 2012, to appropriate $88.8 million that mostly comes from a national mortgage foreclosure lawsuit settlement for various spending, including $25 million for urban “blight” reduction programs (of which $10 goes to Detroit), $20 million for home loan “debt counseling” and legal subsidies, $15 million for home loan subsidies, and more.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Motion by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on July 18, 2012, the bill be given immediate effect. The motion passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on July 18, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Received in the House on July 18, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Ananich (D) on July 18, 2012, to spend more on foreclosure malpractice investigations. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on July 18, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on July 18, 2012, to not use $10 million of the money to fund "technology" improvements and building maintenance in certain failed schools, and instead spend this money on "grants to community-based neighborhood block organizations addressing vacant foreclosed homes". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on July 18, 2012.
  7. Passed 100 to 3 in the House on July 18, 2012, to appropriate $88.8 million that mostly comes from a national mortgage foreclosure lawsuit settlement for various spending, including $25 million for urban “blight” reduction programs (of which $10 goes to Detroit), $20 million for home loan “debt counseling” and legal subsidies, $15 million for home loan subsidies, and more.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  8. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on August 1, 2012.

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