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2005 Senate Bill 274: Appropriations: 2005-2006 History, Arts, and Library budget

Public Act 157 of 2005

  1. Introduced by Sen. Hansen Clarke (D) on March 2, 2005, the executive recommendation for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2005-2006 Department of History, Arts and Libraries budget. This appropriates $56.1 million in adjusted gross spending (funded from all sources, including special state restricted fund and federal pass-through dollars, minus interdepartmental transfers), compared to $57.0 million, which was the FY 2004-2005 amount enrolled in 2004. Of this, $43.1 million will come from the general fund (funded by actual state tax revenues), compared to the FY 2004-2005 amount of $45.8 million. Much more information on Michigan’s budget is available at Hot Topics: Michigan’s Budget Challenge at www.mackinac.org/4964.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on March 2, 2005.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 9, 2005, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on June 14, 2005, to replace the executive proposal for this budget with one that expresses policy differences between the Republican-majority in the Senate and Governor Jennifer Granholm on certain spending items and funding sources. For example, this budget proposes $8.8 million in arts grants, while the governor recommends $11.3 million. For much more detail see analysis from the non-partisan Senate Fiscal Agency”>analysis from the non-partisan Senate Fiscal Agency. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 14, 2005.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Irma Clark-Coleman (D) on June 14, 2005, to add $500,000 for arts and cultural grants. The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on June 14, 2005.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Irma Clark-Coleman (D) on June 14, 2005, to add $986,000 to give more state money to local libraries. The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on June 14, 2005.
  2. Passed 23 to 14 in the Senate on June 14, 2005, the Senate version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2005-2006 Department of History, Arts and Libraries budget. This appropriates $52.8 million in adjusted gross spending (funded from all sources, including special state restricted fund and federal pass-through dollars, minus interdepartmental transfers), compared to $57.0 million, which was the FY 2004-2005 amount enrolled in 2004. Of this, $41.4 million will come from the general fund (funded by actual state tax revenues), compared to the FY 2004-2005 amount of $45.8 million.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on June 16, 2005.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on June 16, 2005.
      • Reported in the House on June 28, 2005, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on June 28, 2005, to replace the Senate-passed version of this budget with one that “strips” all actual appropriations. See House-passed version for explanation. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 28, 2005.
  4. Passed 101 to 0 in the House on June 28, 2005, to send the bill back to the Senate "stripped" of all actual appropriations, leaving it in its original form as a "template" or "placeholder." 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 Senate on June 29, 2005.
  6. Failed 0 to 35 in the Senate on June 30, 2005, to concur with a House-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 Senate on September 13, 2005.
  8. Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on September 15, 2005, the House-Senate conference report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005-2006 Department of History, Arts and Libraries budget. This appropriates $53.2 million in adjusted gross spending (funded from all sources, including special state restricted fund and federal pass-through dollars, minus interdepartmental transfers), compared to $57.0 million, which was the FY 2004-2005 amount enrolled in 2004. Of this, $41.8 million will come from the general fund (funded by actual state tax revenues), compared to the FY 2004-2005 amount of $45.8 million. The budget does not reduce spending by $1.5 million on Mackinac Island state park, as the governor had recommended, but instead reduces spending on state libraries by this amount.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Received in the House on September 13, 2005.
  10. Passed 68 to 41 in the House on September 20, 2005, the House-Senate conference report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005-2006 Department of History, Arts and Libraries budget. This appropriates $53.2 million in adjusted gross spending (funded from all sources, including special state restricted fund and federal pass-through dollars, minus interdepartmental transfers), compared to $57.0 million, which was the FY 2004-2005 amount enrolled in 2004. Of this, $41.8 million will come from the general fund (funded by actual state tax revenues), compared to the FY 2004-2005 amount of $45.8 million. The budget does not reduce spending by $1.5 million on Mackinac Island state park, as the governor had recommended, but instead reduces spending on state libraries by this amount.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  11. Received in the House on September 22, 2005.
  12. Signed with line-item veto by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on September 29, 2005.

Comments

Gov. Granholm's Line Item Veto Message  by MichiganVotes.org Editor on March 14, 2006 
Today I have signed Enrolled Senate Bill 274, the fiscal year 2006 appropriation bill for the Department of History, Arts and Libraries. However, I am returning it to you because of several items of which I disapprove, pursuant to Article V, Section 19, of the Michigan Constitution. The specific vetoes are contained in the attached copy of the bill, which has been filed with the Secretary of State.

This bill provides $53 million ($41 million general fund) to preserve Michigan's history and historic treasures, provide the very best in state-of-the-art library technology and services, and promote creativity in the arts and cultural disciplines.

I am disappointed that the Legislature chose to reduce payments to state libraries and arts and cultural institutions, that impact all the citizens of our State, in order to support projects of limited scope and benefit. For that reason I am vetoing four items and recommending that the Legislature use the available funding to restore State aid to libraries and arts and cultural grants equally. The vetoed items are as follows:

* Grants to state and local historical societies: $100,000

* Michigan History Day: $25,000

* Lighthouse preservation grants: $25,000

* Preservation and Access for Michigan project: $481,800

I also recommend the Legislature acknowledge the work of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission in identifying $200,000 available from increased fees that could be used to offset general fund. The $200,000 could be used to restore aid to state libraries and arts grants.

I note with interest the Legislature's expressed intent to explore supplemental funding options for the Department of History, Arts and Libraries.

Sincerely,

Jennifer M. Granholm

Governor



Rep. Cushingberry's "no vote explanation"  by Admin003 on September 21, 2005 
Rep. Cushingberry, having reserved the right to explain his nay vote, made the following statement:

"Mr. Speaker and members of the House:

I voted know because this bill cuts the very heart of any drive to improve literacy, job readiness, and intellectual development by cutting the library system. To add insult to injury, the Detroit Public Library which serves the whole state is also cut substantially. How can anyone in good conscious cut the Wayne County Library for the Blind? According to reports, this cut and the others in this budget were made to avoid raising fees on Mackinac Island State Park. Such an increase would have no negative impact on the Park. How can we justify our efforts to improve the business climate by reducing the tools available to our residents? We should substantially increase the amounts available for these services! Most objective studies show the places where art , history, and culture are treasured are preferred by entities that create jobs. Cuts for the various art, history, and cultural institutions and grants to encourage Michigan communities to enhance and promote such activities are counter productive and will weaken Michigan's attractiveness."


Rep. Zelenko's "no vote explantion"  by Admin003 on September 21, 2005 
Rep. Zelenko, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

"Mr. Speaker and members of the House:

I voted 'No' on SB 274 because of the cuts to the Wayne County Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and the reduction of support for educators, classroom materials and publications, and website storage of K-12 history lesson plans."


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