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2012 House Bill 5400: Authorize loan subsidies for fruit growers

Public Act 305 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Chuck Moss (R) on February 14, 2012, to provide a template or "place holder" for a potential supplemental multidepartment appropriation for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 14, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on September 19, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on September 19, 2012, to add actual appropriations. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 19, 2012.
  2. Passed 103 to 2 in the House on September 19, 2012, to appropriate a $15 million for low-interest loan subsidies for fruit growers and producers who suffered extensive crop damage in 2012 due to an extended March warm spell followed by a hard freeze.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on September 20, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on September 20, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on September 27, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on September 27, 2012, to adopt a version of the bill that adds some extra prison and lead abatement spending, and establishes as the "intent of the legislature" that a state jobs training program for disabled people rectify serious issues uncovered in a recent audit. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 27, 2012.
  4. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on September 27, 2012, to appropriate a $15 million for low-interest loan subsidies for fruit growers and producers who suffered extensive crop damage in 2012 due to an extended March warm spell followed by a hard freeze. The Senate also added $2.9 million for a government home abatement program, and $17.6 million for various security upgrades in prisons.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on September 27, 2012.
  6. Passed 106 to 1 in the House on September 27, 2012, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 30, 2012.

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