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2011 House Bill 5015: Authorize more government spending

Public Act 296 of 2012

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Passed 100 to 3 in the House on July 18, 2012 (same description)
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.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on August 1, 2012

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