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2012 House Bill 5365: Appropriations: 2012-2013 “Omnibus” budget

Public Act 200 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Chuck Moss (R) on February 7, 2012, to provide a “template” or “place holder” for a Fiscal Year 2012-2013 “Omnibus” budget funding all state departments. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 7, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on April 24, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on April 25, 2012, to adopt a version of this budget that expresses the fiscal and policy preferences of the Republican-majority in the House on various spending items and programs. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on April 25, 2012, to add an additional $14 million to certain Medicaid spending items. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joan Bauer (D) on April 25, 2012, to spend more on government programs intended to provide additional benefits to older people. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joan Bauer (D) on April 25, 2012, to spend an additional $3 million on certain government "health and wellness initiatives" (also known as the "Healthy Michigan Fund"). The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Steven Lindberg (D) on April 25, 2012, to spend more on subsidies for rural hospitals. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered in the House on April 25, 2012, to add more spending and staff for current prison operations, and strip out language require the Department of Corrections to seek budget savings by outsourcing some of these. Also, to add $35 million and 315 employees to the proposed prison budget by reversing its provision to close a state reformatory in Ionia. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) on April 25, 2012, to add more spending and staff for current prison operations, and strip out language requiring the Department of Corrections to seek budget savings by outsourcing some of these. Also, to add $35 million and 315 employees to the proposed prison budget by reversing its provision to close a state reformatory in Ionia. Also, to strip out a provision requiring the department to seek competitive bids on incarcerating 1,750 prisoners, and on the management of prison stores and food service operations. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Steven Lindberg (D) on April 25, 2012, to require the Department of Corrections to submit quarterly reports on the use of pepper spray and Tasers in prisons. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Steven Lindberg (D) on April 25, 2012, to require the Department of Corrections to give more consideration when closing prisons to the "potential economic impact" on the local community, rather than just the number of prisons needed and their cost. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joan Bauer (D) on April 25, 2012, to spend an extra $10 million on welfare-related government child care and "child development" programs and subsidies. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) on April 25, 2012, to spend another $1.4 million on so-called "business incubators and accelerators" located in specified jurisdictions, which is a form of "corporate welfare" in which the government provides office and other facilities for certain firms in particular industries that are selected by politicians. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) on April 25, 2012, to increase the amount of spending on subsidies for film producers from $25 million to $85 million. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Greimel (D) on April 25, 2012, to add $3 million in spending for a government jobs program for "youth". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Greimel (D) on April 25, 2012, to add $10 million in spending on another government job training program. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) on April 25, 2012, to increase the amount proposed for corporate "economic development" subsidies from $90 million to $100 million. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) on April 25, 2012, to increase state revenue sharing payments to local governments by $536 million. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on April 25, 2012, to consider the records of all state contracts with outside vendors, including the financial records of any subcontractors, as "public records" no different than government documents, and subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on April 25, 2012, to not close the Maxey reformatory for juvenile delinquents, as this budget proposes. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Shanelle Jackson (D) on April 25, 2012, to require the Department of Human Services (the state welfare department) to cooperate with the Department of Community Health to measure the mental health treatment needs of every child in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Shanelle Jackson (D) on April 25, 2012, to increase the maximum amount of time a person can collect cash welfare benefits (as opposed to food stamps and Medicaid), from four years to five years (this "cap" already has numerous exceptions). Also, to increase state welfare spending by $87 million to pay for this. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Shanelle Jackson (D) on April 25, 2012, to require the state welfare department to incorporate "cultural competency" curriculum into the training of caseworkers. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on April 25, 2012, to increase a state welfare department budget line item for "multicultural integration funding" from $1,515,500 to $1,815,500. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on April 25, 2012, to spend $500,000 on "financial literacy or family budgeting skills" training for low income workers who are eligible for state Earned Income Tax Credits (a form of "negative income tax"). The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Shanelle Jackson (D) on April 25, 2012, to strip out a provision reducing the maximum amount of car repair subsidies for welfare recipients to $500. Reportedly, welfare recipients can currently collect up to $900 for this. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Shanelle Jackson (D) on April 25, 2012, to add an additional $5 million for state disability assistance payments, and an additional $1.6 million for "supplemental security income recoveries". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Shanelle Jackson (D) on April 25, 2012, to require the state welfare department to report to the legislature on "disproportionate representation of African-American and other children of color in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Shanelle Jackson (D) on April 25, 2012, to require the state welfare department to perform Medicaid eligility determinations more expeditiously. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Shanelle Jackson (D) on April 25, 2012, to strip out a provision authorizing a pilot program to determine whether money can be saved by privatizing Medicaid eligibility determinations. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Richard LeBlanc (D) on April 25, 2012, to cut from $647,900 to $583,100 the amount available to pay the six non-unionized, non-civil service individuals the governor may appoint to manage the Department of Human Services (the state welfare department). The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on April 25, 2012, to increase from $19,800 to $382,200 the amount proposed for a "community court" pilot project. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on April 25, 2012, to require "all reasonable steps" be taken to ensure that businesses in "deprived and depressed" communities compete for state procurement contracts. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Ellen Lipton (D) on April 25, 2012, to spend an additional $60 million on government heating bill subsidies to households with lower than average income. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on April 25, 2012, to reduce by $48 million the amount appropriated for debt service on state road projects, and instead put the money in the state "rainy day" fund. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Andrea LaFontaine (R) on April 25, 2012, to assert as "the intent of the legislature" that the a long-term funding plan be created for "real-time water quality monitoring program in the St. Clair watershed". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on April 25, 2012, to require large state departments to identify "10 principal measurable outcomes" for the programs they manage. Smaller departments would have to identify five of these. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Deb Shaughnessy (R) on April 25, 2012, to require the Department of Agriculture to "work with the Department of Transportation to facilitate the use of welcome centers and highway rest areas for farmer’s markets". The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Lori (R) on April 25, 2012, to require the Department of Community health to check the citizenship status of job applicants, and require its contractors to check this for new hires, using the federal "e-verify" system. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Greg MacMaster (R) on April 25, 2012, to spend $100,000 appropriated for state tourism studies to study the "tourism impact attributable to the intentional sinking of outdated watercraft". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rick Outman (R) on April 25, 2012, to reduce the proposed appropriation for state subsidies to film producers from $15 million to $11 million, and instead use the $4 million saved to reimburse community colleges for tax revenue foregone due to "renaissance zone" property tax breaks granted to benefit particular firms and developers. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Ben Glardon (R) on April 25, 2012, to require the Department of Transportation to "work with the Department of Agriculture to facilitate the use of welcome centers and highway rest areas for farmer’s markets". The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on April 25, 2012, to add $35 million and 315 employees to the proposed prison budget by reversing its provision to close a state reformatory in Ionia. The expectation is that these inmates would intead be incarcerated in a private prison closed by former Gov. Jennifer Granholm. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Huuki (R) on April 25, 2012, to require the Department of Corrections to report to the legislature on the number and status of "perimeter cameras" installed around state prison, and their role if any in preventing potential escapes. This is related to a controvery surrounding the department's decision to save money by ending prison perimeter patrols. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Nancy Jenkins (R) on April 25, 2012, to assert as the "intent of the legislature" that the Department of Corrections maintain "sufficient (prison) perimeter security measures ... to ensure the safety of communities." This is related to a controvery surrounding the department's decision to save money by ending prison perimeter patrols. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on April 25, 2012, to require the Department of Corrections to reverse a decision to save money (and require fewer prison guard union members) by ending prison perimeter patrols. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on April 25, 2012, to require the Department of Corrections to continue to use "resident unit officers" permanently attached to particular resident units. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Edward McBroom (R) on April 25, 2012, to add $35 million and 315 employees to the proposed prison budget by reversing its provision to close a state reformatory in Ionia. The expectation is that these inmates would intead be incarcerated in a private prison closed by former Gov. Jennifer Granholm. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Steven Lindberg (D) on April 25, 2012, to require the Department of Corrections to reverse a decision to save money (and require fewer prison guard union members) by ending prison perimeter patrols. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
  2. Passed 58 to 52 in the House on April 25, 2012, the House version of the non-education portion of the state government budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2012. (House Bill 5372 contains school, college and university spending.) This would appropriate $34.195 billion, compared to $33.022 billion the previous year. Of this, $15.03 billion comes from state tax, fee and other revenue, compared to $15.63 billion the previous year. The rest of this budget is federal money ($18.11 billion, compared to $17.52 billion the previous year).

    While both the House proposed slightly less spending than recommended by Gov. Rick Snyder, they also significantly watered down "best practices" grants he proposed, making some of the money distributed to schools, local governments and universities on the basis of whether they adopt specified fiscal and transparency reforms.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 1, 2012.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on May 2, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 2, 2012.
  4. Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on May 2, 2012, to send the bill back to the House "stripped" of all actual appropriations. 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 House on May 2, 2012.
  6. Failed 0 to 109 in the House on May 3, 2012, to concur with a Senate-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 May 8, 2012.
  8. Passed 61 to 49 in the House on May 31, 2012, the non-education part of an "omnibus" state government budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2012. (House Bill 5372 contains school, college and university spending.) This would appropriate $34.355 billion, compared to $33.022 billion the previous year. Of this, $16.237 billion comes from state tax, fee and other revenue. The rest of this budget is federal money ($18.118 billion, compared to $17.469 billion the previous year).
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Received in the Senate on May 31, 2012.
  10. Passed 20 to 16 in the Senate on May 31, 2012, the non-education part of an "omnibus" state government budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2012. (House Bill 5372 contains school, college and university spending.) This would appropriate $34.355 billion, compared to $33.022 billion the previous year. Of this, $16.237 billion comes from state tax, fee and other revenue. The rest of this budget is federal money ($18.118 billion, compared to $17.469 billion the previous year).
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  11. Motion in the Senate on May 31, 2012, that the bill be given immediate effect. The motion passed 26 to 10 in the Senate on May 31, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  12. Signed with line-item veto by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 26, 2012.

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