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2009 Senate Bill 247: Appropriations: 2009-2010 History, Arts And Libraries
  1. Introduced by Sen. Tom George (R) on February 18, 2009, to provide a “template” or “place holder” for the Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Department of History, Arts And Libraries budget. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 18, 2009.
      • Reported in the Senate on April 1, 2009, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on April 1, 2009, to adopt a version of this budget that expresses the fiscal and policy preferences of the Republican-majority in the Senate on various spending items and programs. For details see analysis from the non-partisan Senate Fiscal Agency. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 1, 2009.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Samuel B. Thomas, III (D) on April 1, 2009, to remove $22,400 for a "Michigan history day" grant to the Historical Society of Michigan. The amendment failed 16 to 21 in the Senate on April 1, 2009.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Passed 21 to 16 in the Senate on April 1, 2009, the Senate version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2009-2010 Department of History, Arts and Libraries budget. This would appropriate $40.8 million in gross spending, compared to $49.5 million, which was the FY 2008-2009 amount enrolled in 2008. Of this, $28.1 million will come from the general fund (funded by actual state tax revenues), compared to the FY 2008-2009 amount of $39.2 million. The budget includes $3.5 million for arts and cultural grants, which the Governor had recommended eliminating.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on April 1, 2009.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on April 1, 2009.
      • Reported in the House on June 25, 2009, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on June 25, 2009, to adopt a version of this budget that expresses the fiscal and policy preferences of the Democratic-majority in the House on various spending items and programs. For details see analysis from the non-partisan House Fiscal Agency">analysis from the non-partisan House Fiscal Agency. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 25, 2009.
  4. Passed 107 to 2 in the House on June 25, 2009, the House version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2009-2010 Department of History, Arts and Libraries budget. This would appropriate $39.7 million in gross spending, compared to $49.5 million, which was the FY 2008-2009 amount enrolled in 2008. Of this, $26.9 million will come from the general fund (funded by actual state tax revenues), compared to the FY 2008-2009 amount of $39.2 million. The budget includes $6.1 million for arts and cultural grants, which the Governor had recommended eliminating.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on June 25, 2009.
  6. Failed 0 to 34 in the Senate on June 25, 2009, 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 House on July 15, 2009.

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