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2013 House Bill 4328: Appropriations: 2013-2014 “omnibus” budget

Public Act 59 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on February 27, 2013, to appropriate $36.605 billion in non-education state spending in the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2013, compared to $34.355 billion enacted the previous year. (Both figures are the overall “gross” spending amount, which are the figures generally cited in news reports; the proposed new budget nets-out to $35.767 billion “adjusted gross” when inter-department transfers are accounted for.) Some $18.955 billion of this will come from federal government. The total executive budget recommendation including education is $51.607 billion gross ($50.769 billion “adjusted gross”).
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 27, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on April 16, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on April 23, 2013, to adopt a version of this budget that expresses the fiscal and policy preferences of the Republican-majority in the House on various spending items and programs. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on April 23, 2013, to require local governments with unfunded pension liabilities to file detailed reports and create a plan to reduce this, and require the Department of Treasury to develop a process by which locals would certify they have no such unfunded obligations. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Earl Poleski (R) on April 23, 2013, to add $5 million to pay the debt service on money borrowed to subsidize a federal "rare isotope beams" research project at Michigan State University. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Amanda Price (R) on April 23, 2013, to spend $100,000 on an "aquifer and water resources" study. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Phil Potvin (R) on April 23, 2013, to spell out some of the anacronyms listed in the bill. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Greg MacMaster (R) on April 23, 2013, to authorize spending on a develop a pilot program using a nonprofit entity to manufacture prison clothing with paroled prisoners. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on April 23, 2013, to prohibit the Department of Education from spending any money implement the “common core standards” promoted by the “Common Core State Standards Initiative” associated with the National Governor Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, or student assessment tests based on them. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Earl Poleski (R) on April 23, 2013, to shift $250,000 from Department of Civil Rights operations to a government "Women's Commission". The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Peter MacGregor (R) on April 23, 2013, to authorize a welfare drug testing pilot program, but not authorize a specific spending amount at this time. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Peter MacGregor (R) on April 23, 2013, to strip out language requiring the state welfare department to reimburse "no more than" two thirds of the Attorney General's cost of litigation involving Wayne County child abuse and neglect cases. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on April 23, 2013, to add $300,000 for disaster spending, and delete language committing the state to spend $9 million annually on "secondary road patrol" subsidies to counties. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on April 23, 2013, to accept $1.530 billion in federal money to expand Medicaid eligibility under the terms of the federal health care law ("Obamacare"). The amnendment would shift $181 million in current state health care spending onto the federal budget, making those funds available for other purposes in the short-term, but the terms of the expansion would require more money from State of Michigan taxpayers in a few years. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on April 23, 2013, to spend more on various government "health and wellness initiatives," including "prenatal care outreach and service delivery support". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Gretchen Driskell (D) on April 23, 2013, to shift some Department of Treasury spending to Medicaid-related health spending, including dental services. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Thomas Stallworth, III (D) on April 23, 2013, to shift some Department of Treasury spending to welfare-related nutrition progam spending. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Thomas Stallworth, III (D) on April 23, 2013, to increase Department of Civil Rights spending, and strip out a requirement that the department submit a detailed report to the legislature on its operations and spending. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) on April 23, 2013, to spend $8.5 million more on so-called "business incubators and accelerators," and another $1.4 million on certain types of business grants and subsidized loans. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Vicki Barnett (D) on April 23, 2013, to add-back $25 million in film producer subsidies that were stripped-out by another amendment, and instead increase the subsidies to $50 million. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on April 23, 2013, to spend an additional $10 million on state "revenue sharing" payments to local governments. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Henry Yanez (D) on April 23, 2013, to prohibit paying state department and agency directors and appointees more in salary and benefits that what the Governor gets. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sarah Roberts (D) on April 23, 2013, to spend an additional $3 million on "veterans advice, advocacy, and assistance" grants, and an additional $100,000 on veteran home "special maintenance". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Winnie Brinks (D) on April 23, 2013, to require complaints of abuse or neglect at veterans homes to be referred to the director of nursing within 10 days, and require more detailed reports by the state veterans affairs agency on the particulars and status of such reports. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sean McCann (D) on April 23, 2013, to spend more on state disaster relief, State Police information technology projects, and on hiring and training more state troopers. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. John Olumba (D) on April 23, 2013, to authorize exploring the creation of a charter school residential program for "at-risk" youth. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. John Olumba (D) on April 23, 2013, to spend an additional $1 million on a government program related to health risks in residences including lead and asthma-related screening. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R) on April 23, 2013, to spend an additional $3 million on drug treatment courts. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R) on April 23, 2013, to spend an additional $2 million on mental health courts. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R) on April 23, 2013, to add $107,000 to spending on public defenders in criminal cases. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R) on April 23, 2013, to add $2.5 million in local courts spending. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R) on April 23, 2013, to cut $1 million from $7.1 million authorized for a government "arts and cultural program" line item. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R) on April 23, 2013, to earmark $2 million appropriated for certain prison-related spending to "education and programming with particular emphasis on individuals who are past their earliest release dates". The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R) on April 23, 2013, to require the Department of Corrections to "to collaborate with Michigan colleges and universities on establishing programs that will employ parolees in agricultural settings". The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Klint Kesto (R) on April 23, 2013, to earmark $3 million in the Department of Corrections budget to more prison-related mental health care services. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Greg MacMaster (R) on April 23, 2013, to require the Department of Corrections to "provide case-level data to the council of state governments justice center for purposes of analyzing the flow of offenders through the criminal justice system...". The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Lori (R) on April 23, 2013, to revise details of $12 million in state Department of Community Health spending (plus any associated federal dollars) earmarked to hospitals for services to "low income rural residents". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Edward McBroom (R) on April 23, 2013, to transfer $1.5 million from "special maintenance" on state buildings to a Delta County bridge removal project. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Patrick Somerville (R) on April 23, 2013, to eliminate $25 million proposed for state film subsidies, and also to cut the amount appropriated for targeted corporate subsidies by $25 million, leaving $66.9 million in the budget for this purpose. The $50 million saved would instead be transferred to road funding. Also, to earmark any unspent appropriations at the end of the year to road projects, up to a maximum of $150 million. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Greg MacMaster (R) on April 23, 2013, to require the Department of Corrections to adopt certain specified cost reduction measures. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Greg MacMaster (R) on April 23, 2013, to require prison service privatization evaluation committees to file status and other reports with the legislature. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Greg MacMaster (R) on April 23, 2013, to require the Department of Corrections to adhere to a certain specified "supply chain" reform approach. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Greg MacMaster (R) on April 23, 2013, to require the Department of Corrections to report to the legislature on its adherence to a certain specified "supply chain" reform approach. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Bruce Rendon (R) on April 23, 2013, to not close a certain juvenile justice facility. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Edward McBroom (R) on April 23, 2013, to not close a certain juvenile justice facility. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Bill Rogers (R) on April 23, 2013, to not close a certain juvenile justice facility. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Michael McCready (R) on April 23, 2013, to spend more on government "domestic violence prevention and treatment" programd, and earmark the extra money to "women’s shelters" in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Bruce Rendon (R) on April 23, 2013, to allocate money for juvenile justice facilities as a lump sum amount rather than to specified facilities, with the state welfare agency having discretion to allocate the money, and with instructions to shut down all but one small facility by the end of 2013. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Lori (R) on April 24, 2013, to increase from $12 million to $36 million an earmark of Department of Community Health spending (plus any associated federal dollars) to hospitals for services to "low income rural residents," and specify the money be distributed according to a certain formula. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 24, 2013.
  2. Passed 59 to 51 in the House on April 24, 2013, the House version of the non-education portion of the state government budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2013. (House Bill 4228 contains K-12 school, college and university spending.) This would appropriate $33.918 billion, compared to $34.355 billion the previous year (when interdepartmental transfers are deducted the amounts are slightly lower). Of this, $15.802 billion comes from state tax, fee and other revenue, compared to $16.149 billion the previous year. The rest of this budget is federal money ($18.116 billion, compared to $17.869 billion the previous year). The House budget does not include spending requested by the Governor from $1.2 billion in higher transportation taxes he has recommended, or $1.5 billion from the federal health care law’s expansion of Medicaid, which would bring in more federal money in the short term but require higher state spending in a few years.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on April 25, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate on April 25, 2013.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on May 1, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 1, 2013.
  4. Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on May 1, 2013, to send the bill back to the House "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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on May 1, 2013.
  6. Failed 0 to 107 in the House on May 15, 2013, to concur with a Senate-passed version of the bill. The vote sends the bill to a House-Senate conference committee to work out the differences.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Received in the House on May 22, 2013.
  8. Passed 63 to 46 in the House on May 28, 2013, the final version of the non-education portion of the state government budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2013. This would appropriate $34.392 billion, compared to $34.355 billion the previous year. (When interdepartmental transfers are deducted the amounts are slightly lower.) Notably, the budget does not include $1.2 billion from higher transportation taxes Gov. Rick Snyder has recommended, or $1.5 billion from the federal health care law’s expansion of Medicaid. It also does not permit the Department of Education to spend money on a "Common Core" curriculum initiative without explicit legislative authorization.
    When amounts appropriated for education are added (see House Bill 4228), the state budget for the next fiscal year will be $49.520 billion, of which $19.331 billion is federal money. Total state spending from state taxes, fees, fines, etc. will be $30.189 billion, a 4.0 percent increase over the previous year.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Received in the Senate on June 4, 2013.
  10. Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate on June 4, 2013, the final version of the non-education portion of the state government budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2013. This would appropriate $34.392 billion, compared to $34.355 billion the previous year. (When interdepartmental transfers are deducted the amounts are slightly lower.) Notably, the budget does not include $1.2 billion from higher transportation taxes Gov. Rick Snyder has recommended, or $1.5 billion from the federal health care law’s expansion of Medicaid. It also does not permit the Department of Education to spend money on a "Common Core" curriculum initiative without explicit legislative authorization.
    When amounts appropriated for education are added (see House Bill 4228), the state budget for the next fiscal year will be $49.520 billion, of which $19.331 billion is federal money. Total state spending from state taxes, fees, fines, etc. will be $30.189 billion, a 4.0 percent increase over the previous year.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  11. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 13, 2013.

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