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2007 Senate Bill 511: Balance 2006-2007 budget

Public Act 278 of 2008

Introduced by Sen. Ron Jelinek (R) on May 17, 2007 To provide a "template" or "place holder" for a potential supplemental multidepartment appropriation (or cut) for Fiscal Year 2006-2007. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include some. This is related to closing a gap between spending that has already been appropriated and expected revenue for the year.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on May 17, 2007
Substitute offered in the Senate on September 23, 2007 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that proposes a budget that contains actual appropriations, which are some $574 million less than the amounts proposed by the House and Gov. Granholm.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 23, 2007
Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on September 23, 2007.
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To adopt an omnibus Fiscal Year 2007-2008 budget that authorizes spending $574 million less from the state general fund than the amount proposed by the House and Gov. Granholm. (Details are presented in a House Fiscal Agency analysis). Among other things the bill holds higher education spending at the same level as the current year (rather than the $43 million, 2.5 percent hike proposed by the governor and approved by the House). This bill and the K-12 budget contained in Senate Bill 237 represent approximately $900 million less spending than proposed by the House and Gov. Granholm. This occurs in the context of a major tax hikes vs. spending cuts budget battle.
Received in the House on September 23, 2007
Motion by Rep. Steve Tobocman (D) on September 23, 2007 That the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills. The defeat of this procedural step was to allow the House to create a counter-proposal to the Senate-passed version. This occurs in the context of a tax hikes vs. spending cuts budget battle.
The motion failed 42 to 66 in the House on September 23, 2007.
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Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on October 9, 2007
Substitute offered by Rep. George Cushingberry (D) on November 6, 2007 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that uses the bill as a "vehicle" to revise provisions of the Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Department of Human Services budget passed on Oct. 30.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 6, 2007
Passed 59 to 49 in the House on November 6, 2007.
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To strike from the Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Department of Human Services budget passed on Oct. 30 provisions that would enable a greater amount of state foster care and adoption services to be transferred to private social service agencies than the current language allows. The Senate had wanted to transfer more of these functions to private entities, but compromised on a lesser amount. The revised version of this bill is only a "vehicle" that “corrects” the final version of the budget to reflect the understanding of the parties at the time.
Received in the Senate on November 7, 2007
Substitute offered by Sen. Ron Jelinek (R) and Sen. Michelle McManus (R) on March 20, 2008 To replace the previous version of the bill and instead use it as a "vehicle" for a Fiscal Year (FY) 2007-2008 supplemental spending appropriation bill. See Senate-passed version for more details, and also analysis from the non-partisan Senate Fiscal Agency.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 20, 2008
Amendment offered by Sen. Michael Switalski (D) on March 20, 2008 To provide spending authorization for some $1 billion in construction projects at state universities and colleges and $100 million in state building and facility projects, as proposed by Gov. Granholm. This would not be an actual appropriation, but just a "go ahead" approval for future spending on specific projects listed in the bill.
The amendment failed 17 to 19 in the Senate on March 20, 2008.
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Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on March 20, 2008.
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The Senate version of a Fiscal Year (FY) 2007-2008 supplemental spending appropriation bill. This would appropriate $280.1 million in gross spending. Of this, $193.3 million is federal money, and $83.9 million is tax, fee and other revenue raised in Michigan. Among other things the bill authorizes spending $183 million for airport improvement projects, $14.3 from the Natural Resources Trust Fund for recreation and conservation projects, and $26.5 million for military base construction and maintenance projects.
Received in the House on March 20, 2008
Substitute offered by Rep. Morris Hood, III (D) on April 24, 2008 To authorize some $1 billion in construction projects at state universities and colleges, and $100 million in state building and facility projects.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on April 24, 2008
Amendment offered by Rep. Kate Ebli (D) on April 24, 2008 To clarify a provision related to spending on technology for career training programs.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 24, 2008
Substitute offered by Rep. John Proos (R) on April 24, 2008 To strip out the spending authorization for some $1 billion in construction projects at state universities and colleges, and $100 million in state building and facility projects.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on April 24, 2008
Passed 58 to 46 in the House on April 24, 2008.
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The House version of a Fiscal Year (FY) 2007-2008 supplemental spending appropriation bill. In addition to the airport improvement, military base project and conservation projects paid for mostly with federal or state restricted fund money, this version contains spending authorization for some $1 billion in construction projects at state universities and colleges, and $100 million in state building and facility projects. Money for this would require state borrowing and increasing the state debt limit.
Received in the Senate on April 29, 2008
Motion by Sen. Samuel B. Thomas, III (D) on April 29, 2008 That the rule be suspended. This is parliamentary maneuvering aimed at re-inserting more than $1 billion in borrowing and spending authorized by the House for state government and university construction projects.
The motion failed 16 to 19 in the Senate on April 29, 2008.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Ron Jelinek (R) and Sen. Michelle McManus (R) on May 1, 2008 To strip out the House-passed spending authorization for some $1 billion in construction projects at state universities and colleges, and $100 million in state building and facility projects.
The amendment passed 20 to 16 in the Senate on May 1, 2008.
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Motion by Sen. Michelle McManus (R) on May 1, 2008 That the previous question be ordered (meaning an immediate vote and no further debate).
The motion passed 21 to 15 in the Senate on May 1, 2008.
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Passed 23 to 10 in the Senate on May 1, 2008.
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A Fiscal Year (FY) 2007-2008 supplemental spending appropriation bill which contains the military, airport and conservation projects previously approved by the Senate (which would not require new state debt) but not the more than $1 billion in new borrowing and spending authorized by the House for state government and university construction projects.
Motion by Sen. Alan L. Cropsey (R) on May 1, 2008 To give the bill immediate effect.
The motion passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on May 1, 2008.
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Received in the House on May 6, 2008
Amendment offered by Rep. Morris Hood, III (D) on May 7, 2008 To insert the spending authorization proposed by Gov. Granholm for some $1 billion in construction projects at state universities and colleges, and $100 million in state building and facility projects. Money for this would require state borrowing and increasing the state debt limit.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 7, 2008
Failed 55 to 43 in the House on May 7, 2008.
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To authorize more than $1 billion in new borrowing and spending for state government and university construction projects. The bill also contains the military, airport and conservation projects approved by the Senate (which would not require new state debt).
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Steve Tobocman (D) on May 7, 2008 The vote by which the House did not concur in the Senate amendments.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on May 7, 2008
Received in the House on May 8, 2008
Passed 60 to 44 in the House on May 8, 2008.
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(same description)
To authorize more than $1 billion in new borrowing and spending for state government and university construction projects. The bill also contains the military, airport and conservation projects approved by the Senate (which would not require new state debt).
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Steve Tobocman (D) on June 10, 2008 The vote by which the House concurred in the Senate amendments.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on June 10, 2008
Received in the House on June 10, 2008
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Steve Tobocman (D) on June 10, 2008 The vote by which the House adopted the amendments offered previously by Rep. Hood.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on June 10, 2008
Withdrawn by Rep. Morris Hood, III (D) on June 10, 2008 The previous amendments.
Failed 36 to 72 in the House on June 10, 2008.
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To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill, which contains just the (mostly) federal airport money. However, the House did pass House Bill 5221 with just the airport money, concluding what press reports called "a game of chicken" in which the House tried to attach extra spending authorizations to the federal money, which must be accepted soon or foregone.
Received in the Senate on September 25, 2008
Passed 33 to 1 in the Senate on September 25, 2008.
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A Fiscal Year (FY) 2007-2008 supplemental spending appropriation bill that would appropriate $280.0 million in gross spending. Of this, $193.3 million is federal money, and $83.9 million is tax, fee and other revenue raised in Michigan. Among other things the bill authorizes spending $183 million for airport improvement projects, $14.3 from the Natural Resources Trust Fund for recreation and conservation projects, and $26.5 million for military base construction and maintenance projects. It also authorizes future spending of some $400 million in state, university and community college building projects.
Received in the House on September 25, 2008
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on September 29, 2008

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