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2011 House Bill 5189: Water-down local government reform "incentive grants"

Public Act 107 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Amanda Price (R) on November 30, 2011, as originally introduced, the bill would have appropriated $62 million of federal welfare money to pay the heating bills of “needy families facing circumstances beyond their control.” This provision was removed and the bill used as a "vehicle" for different purpose..
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on November 30, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on December 7, 2011, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 7, 2011, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2011.
  2. Passed 68 to 40 in the House on December 7, 2011, to appropriate $62 million of federal welfare money to pay the heating bills of “needy families facing circumstances beyond their control.” See also House Bill 5190.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 8, 2011.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on January 17, 2012.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on April 26, 2012, to delete the bill's previous provisions, and instead use it as a "vehicle" to water-down local government fiscal and transparency reforms required in the current state budget. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 26, 2012.
  4. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on April 26, 2012, to water-down the requirement in the state budget enacted for the current year that local governments must adopt certain fiscal and transparency reforms as a condition for receiving a portion of their state revenue sharing money. In particular, the bill essentially eliminates the revenue sharing "incentive grant" requirement that municipal employees must contribute at least 20 percent toward the cost of their health insurance fringe benefits.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on April 26, 2012.
  6. Passed 96 to 9 in the House on April 26, 2012, to water-down the requirement in the state budget enacted for the current year that local governments must adopt certain fiscal and transparency reforms as a condition for receiving a portion of their state revenue sharing money. In particular, the bill essentially eliminates the revenue sharing "incentive grant" requirement that municipal employees must contribute at least 20 percent toward the cost of their health insurance fringe benefits.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 1, 2012.

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