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2010 House Bill 6086: Appropriations: 2010-2011 multidepartment supplemental budget

Public Act 158 of 2010

  1. Introduced by Rep. George Cushingberry (D) on April 28, 2010, to provide the “template” or “place holder” for a Fiscal Year 2009-2010 multidepartment supplemental budget. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on April 28, 2010.
      • Reported in the House on August 25, 2010, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on August 25, 2010, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that contains actual appropriations. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on August 25, 2010.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. John Proos, IV (R) on August 25, 2010, to require the Department of Corrections to provide the legislature with a monthly statement enumerating all its expenditures for the previous month. This is in response to the department oversepending its current year budget by some $48 million, of which this bill appropriates $28 million "after-the-fact". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on August 25, 2010.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Alma Smith (D) on August 25, 2010, to recognize in statute certain fund and line-item shifts made to accomodate Department of Corrections overspending of its current-year budget. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on August 25, 2010.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Dudley Spade (D) on August 25, 2010, to transfer $30.1 million of tobacco lawsuit proceeds and $47.5 million general fund tax revenue from the Higher Education budget to the Human Services (welfare) budget, with an offsetting shift of federal welfare dollars, to better facilitate meeting federal "maintenance of effort" mandates that prohibit states from spending less of their own money when they accept certain federal money. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on August 25, 2010.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joel Sheltrown (D) on August 25, 2010, to establish as the "intent of the legislature" that the fund shift from the school aid fund to the general fund, which was appropriated to the community colleges budget, should be considered a "loan," to be "repaid" within five years. The provision does not actually require any repayment. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on August 25, 2010.
  2. Passed 57 to 47 in the House on August 25, 2010, to appropriate $395 million in mostly federal money and authorize various fund shifts with the net effect of substituting federal money for state tax and fee revenue in the current budget. Most of the new money goes to welfare and Medicaid-related spending and to cover increased caseloads. Also, $28 million in state dollars are appropriated to the Department of Corrections, which has overspent its current year budget. Other fund shifts to accomodate the use of school aid money for community colleges to balance the budget, and the distribution by House Bill 5872 of $312 million from the federal "Edujobs" bill passed by Congress this month. For more details see the House Fiscal Agency analysis.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on September 8, 2010.
  4. Passed 21 to 14 in the Senate on September 8, 2010, to appropriate $395 million in mostly federal money and authorize various fund shifts with the net effect of substituting federal money for state tax and fee revenue in the current budget. Most of the new money goes to welfare and Medicaid-related spending and to cover increased caseloads. Also, $28 million in state dollars are appropriated to the Department of Corrections, which has overspent its current year budget. Other fund shifts to accomodate the use of school aid money for community colleges to balance the budget, and the distribution by House Bill 5872 of $312 million from the federal "Edujobs" bill passed by Congress this month. For more details see the House Fiscal Agency analysis.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on September 9, 2010.

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