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2014 House Bill 5313: Appropriations: 2014-2015 “Omnibus” budget
  1. Introduced by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on February 11, 2014, to provide a “template” or “place holder” for a Fiscal Year 2014-2015 “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 11, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on April 23, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on May 6, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on May 6, 2014, to require the department responsible for any new or expanded state government program, or any that gets a funding increase, to provide a list of specific benchmarks intended to measure the program's performance. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Phil Potvin (R) on May 6, 2014, to essentially impose a "maintenance of effort" provision for local conservation districts, which means they can't replace money from local sources with state money. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on May 6, 2014, to require the Department of Technology, Management and Budget to establish an automated annual "metric collection, validation, and reporting" process for contracts via the state’s e-procurement system. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Eileen Kowall (R) on May 6, 2014, to add $2.4 million and five new government employees for a "water quality and use initiative," $1 million for beach monitoring and $500,000 for a wetlands program. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on May 6, 2014, to strip-out a provision authorizing and requiring the Department of Environmental Quality to do a study on imposing a statewide septic system code (which potentially could involve inspections of existing systems). The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Bumstead (R) on May 6, 2014, to earmark $1 million from money appropriated for the Department of Environmental Quality for grants to businesses in Oceana County who claim to be harmed by a federal “once in, always in" policy mandating that firms that have installed pollution-reducing "maximum achievable control technology" must keep using it even if emissions have been reduced below required thresholds. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Bumstead (R) on May 6, 2014, to prohibit the Department of Environmental Quality from assessing additional environmental rule penalties for violations that occurred under a previous owner unless compelled by a consent order or judgment. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on May 6, 2014, to review all new state contracts over $500,000 for consideration as candidates for a scheme authorized for local governments by a 2012 law, which uses purported savings from “energy performance contracts" with private companies to pay for energy-saving improvements in public buildings that they recommend and help implement. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on May 6, 2014, to require the MEDC to propose a plan for finding private money to pay for some of the cost of state resort promotion subsidies (the "Pure Michigan" ad campaign). The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Michael McCready (R) on May 6, 2014, to evaluate the feasibility of repurposing a government building in Grand Rapids to be a new State Police crime laboratory. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on May 6, 2014, to establish as the "intent of the legislature" that the Department of Corrections "work with youth-oriented nonprofit organizations to provide mentoring programming for children of incarcerated parents and other at-risk children". The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Edward McBroom (R) on May 6, 2014, to reduce the number of full time staff authorized for certain Department of Natural Resources initiatives, and earmark at least $4.4 million from that same budget section for grants for the prevention, detection, eradication, and control of invasive species. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Michael McCready (R) on May 6, 2014, to require that certain school safety technology and equipment grants must be allocated without bias toward either public or private educational institutions. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on May 6, 2014, to require certain grants to regional economic central planning organizations include in the selection criteria that the entity "demonstrates collaboration between postsecondary and school districts in meeting demonstrated employer demand". The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on May 6, 2014, to spend an additional $45 million on low income dental service subsidies. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on May 6, 2014, to spend an additional $12 million on low income dental service subsidies. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on May 6, 2014, to spend an additional $1.4 million on graduate medical education subsidies. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sarah Roberts (D) on May 6, 2014, to spend an additional $2 million on government "Health and wellness initiatives". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Andrew Kandrevas (D) on May 6, 2014, to add $5 million for prisoner health care. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) on May 6, 2014, to add $23.4 million for prison perimeter patrols and guard tower staffing. Since these functions were largely automated several years ago the prison guards union has lobbied to reverse this. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) on May 6, 2014, to require the Department of Corrections to contract with the Wayne County legal aid office (in addition to offices in Kent and Oakland Counties) to establish a pilot program for former prisoner "outreach, education, and legal representation in areas such as employment, housing, income stability, and child custody and other domestic matters". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) on May 6, 2014, to require the Oakland County legal aid office to provide prisoner re-entry legal services to former offenders in Wayne County under a pilot program that provides "outreach, education, and legal representation in areas such as employment, housing, income stability, and child custody and other domestic matters". The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) on May 6, 2014, to prohibit privatizing prison food service operations (which were recently outsourced to the Aramark Corporation in several prisons). The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Andrew Kandrevas (D) on May 6, 2014, to prohibit the Department of Corrections from outsourcing prison food service to "a company that has a history of violating the terms of a contract related to the provision of prison food service." That would be Aramark Corporation, which had several prison rule violations by food service staffers in the early months of a privatization contract bitterly opposed by the prison guards union. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sarah Roberts (D) on May 6, 2014, to spend an additional $4 million on a government "recycling initiative" that employs three full time state employees. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sarah Roberts (D) on May 6, 2014, to require the Department of Environmental Quality to hold public hearings near where any gas or oil hydraulic fracturing permits are requested. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sarah Roberts (D) on May 6, 2014, to spend $1 million for grants to local governments for infrastructure to control storm water runoff. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on May 6, 2014, to impose a new permit mandate on the storage and transport of “petroleum coke” (“pet coke”). This is related to a Marathon Oil refinery expansion in Detroit. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on May 6, 2014, to mandate that piles of “petroleum coke” (“pet coke”) must be covered at all times. This is related to a Marathon Oil refinery expansion in Detroit. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) on May 6, 2014, to add five full time government employees to the 125-member state Department of Civil Rights operations staff, and $600,000 to its $16.1 million budget. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on May 6, 2014, to require the state agency in charge of selective tax breaks and subsidies for corporations and developers to borrow and spend "up to $100 million" for an "engineering talent investment program" that would give grants to state universities and colleges for engineering-program related construction projects. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on May 6, 2014, to prohibit paying the directors and appointees of state departments and agencies funded by the "General Government" budget, including the Department of Treasury more in compensation and benefits than the Governor. In late 2013 it was revealed that several officials involved in pension investments received pay hikes greater than 80 percent, to levels above $200,000 annually. The Michigan governor's annual salary is currently $177,000. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on May 6, 2014, to prohibit the state from spending any money for the Attorney General to defend a lawsuit challenging the voter-approved constitutional ban on homosexual marriage in Michigan. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Andy Schor (D) on May 6, 2014, to revise details of a provision requiring local government to adopt certain "best practices" as a condition of getting their full amount of state revenue sharing. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on May 6, 2014, to prohibit state agencies from spending more than $1 million on furniture and office cubicles. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on May 6, 2014, to not close the Maxey state reformatory in Whitmore Lake. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Pam Faris (D) on May 6, 2014, to authorize but not appropriate spending for a "Catholic charities center for hope" social services project. The executive budget proposes spending $1.8 million on this. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sarah Roberts (D) on May 6, 2014, to require the state veterans agency to commission a feasibility study on building state veterans homes in Macomb and Wayne Counties. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sarah Roberts (D) on May 6, 2014, to add $3 million for college tuition subsidies for National Guard personnel. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sarah Roberts (D) on May 6, 2014, to require designated state veterans agency staff and all agency and contracted service officers receive specified amounts of "cultural and sensitivity" and training in "applicable federal court decisions, statutes, regulations, and directives concerning the availability of federal veterans benefits to veterans and their same sex partners". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Phil Phelps (D) on May 6, 2014, to give Flint $5 million to support police and fire safety services. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. George T. Darany (D) on May 6, 2014, to prohibit the Michigan Economic Development Corporations and its parent agency the Michigan Strategic Fund from lobbying another state agency on behalf of a private entity. This refers to recent news reports that the MEDC lobbied state environmental regulators to revise an air pollution permit to allow higher emissions. The MEDC has awarded Severstal selective tax credits worth tens of millions of dollars. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sarah Roberts (D) on May 6, 2014, to require the Department Of Technology, Management and Budget to convene a "workgroup" to develop recommendations for specific statutory regulations and mandates on employers related to the group's definitions of "pay equity". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Adam Zemke (D) on May 6, 2014, to add $600,000 in spending for state subsidies to individuals to pay for taking GED tests. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph Graves (R) on May 6, 2014, to require the Department of Corrections to establish a "workgroup" of representatives from local agencies to "develop and implement a long-term strategic plan to ease the county jail backlog" in Genesee County. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Edward McBroom (R) on May 6, 2014, to establish as the "intent of the legislature" that the state agriculture department "shall not conduct whole herd bovine TB testing on any one herd in a TB-free zone more often than every four years" with certain exceptions. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Earl Poleski (R) on May 6, 2014, to change the fund source for state Capitol restoration, renewal, and maintenance spending. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Earl Poleski (R) on May 6, 2014, to require $2 million of the money authorized for "Pure Industry" travel industry promotional subsidies be spent to sponsor annual, nationally televised sporting event. This presumably refers to a NASCAR race at the Michigan International Speedway, which has also been the beneficiary of a number of other state subsidies. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on May 6, 2014, to mandate that at least 10 percent of the state money spent on subsidies for film producers "be granted to the west Michigan film office". The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Greg MacMaster (R) on May 6, 2014, to require the Department of Transportation to do a study of the "feasibility of constructing a pedestrian-only crossing over Bear River in Petoskey that would run parallel to the existing US Highway 31 crossing over Bear River". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. John Olumba (D) on May 6, 2014, to earmark $1 million of the money authorized for government "economic development" programs to a grant program for "neighborhood organizations" that provide preservation or restoration services to projects within "historically designated neighborhoods". The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. John Olumba (D) on May 6, 2014, to authorize a state grant to a "Detroit Farwell Recreation Center," with the exact amount to be determined later. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Farrington (R) on May 6, 2014, to revise a provision requiring local governments to adopt certain "best practices" as a condition of getting their full amount of state revenue sharing so as to eliminate a requirement that they spend 5 percent of this money on roads. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Farrington (R) on May 6, 2014, to revise a provision requiring local governments to adopt certain "best practices" as a condition of getting their full amount of state revenue sharing so as to eliminate a requirement that they spend 5 percent of this money on roads. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on May 6, 2014, to require the state Department of Education to allow parents to see all data collected on their children upon request and free of charge. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on May 6, 2014, to prohibit the state Department of Education from sharing personally identifiable data about students with the federal government or third party organizations. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on May 6, 2014, to require local governments to publish on a quarterly basis and make available on a website a listing of all expenditures, payments, and disbursements, with an annual report on salaries. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on May 6, 2014, to require the MEDC and the Michigan "Strategic Fund" (the agencies in charge of distributing selective tax breaks and subsidies to corporations and developers they select) to submit an annual report to be posted online revealing the salary and benefits of each employee on their payroll. Also, a monthly "detailed online checkbook of revenues and expenditures," in a format that allows tracking all transactions with "vendors, contractual partners, grantees, recipients of business incentives, and recipients of any other form of economic assistance". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on May 6, 2014, to eliminate spending on state subsidies to film producers. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on May 6, 2014, local law enforcement agencies to each new program or program increase to require the State Police to provide "summary statistics for requests for emergency support team services," with information on which local agencies requested this, the number and circumstances of those requests, and the number of civilians and law enforcement officers injured or fatally wounded during the course of incidents" related to them. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on May 6, 2014, to cut Department of Agriculture funding by 20 percent if it does not "rescind the generally accepted agricultural and management practices for site selection and odor control for new and expanding livestock facilities adopted by" one of its commissions in 2014, and revert to an earlier version adopted in 2012. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on May 6, 2014, to require the Department of Education to allow parents to opt their children out of student data collection. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Bruce Rendon (R) on May 6, 2014, to add another $24,000 to spending on "rural health services". The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Bruce Rendon (R) on May 6, 2014, to add an additional $800,000 to spending on "prenatal care outreach and service delivery support," and earmark $1.5 million from this line item "to promote childbirth and alternatives to abortion". The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Anthony Forlini (R) on May 6, 2014, to appropriate $1 million from a state "fireworks safety fund" to firefighter training grants, and $165,000 to fireworks safety inspections. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Thomas Hooker (R) on May 6, 2014, to prohibit the Department of Community Health from funding "any organization that provides abortion counseling, referrals, or services," which primarily means Planned Parenthood. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Greimel (D) on May 6, 2014, to authorize a special grant to the Waterford regional fire department, with the amount to be determined later. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Margaret O'Brien (R) on May 6, 2014, to prohibit the Department of Education from entering a contract or pursuing federal authorization for to replace the statewide MEAP test with one based on the national "Common Core" curriculum, or changing the way the state grades school performance, unless it first notifies the legislature of the content of a new testing regime. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rob VerHeulen (R) on May 6, 2014, to clarify the details of $127 million appropriated to ensure the state maximizes federal road funding matching grants. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on May 6, 2014, to add $2 million for more "fire protection grants" to local governments. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Phil Phelps (D) on May 6, 2014, to authorize a special grant to Flint police and fire departments, with the amount to be determined later. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R) on May 6, 2014, to revise the criteria for additional "best practices" revenue sharing grants to local governments. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R) on May 6, 2014, to authorize increased funding for "interpretive and clinician services for deaf, deaf/blind, and hard of hearing populations," with the amount to be determined later. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R) on May 6, 2014, to add one extra position in the Department of Community Health administration and management staff. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 6, 2014.
  2. Passed 92 to 17 in the House on May 6, 2014, the House version of the non-education portion of the state government budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2014. (House Bill 5372 contains K-12 school, college and university spending.) This would appropriate $36.514 billion, compared to $34.390 billion originally appropriated the previous year (prior to the legislature adopting the federal health care law's Medicaid expansion). Of this, $17.352 billion comes from state tax, fee and other revenue, compared to $16.921 billion the previous year. The rest of this budget is federal money ($19.162 billion, compared to $18.116 billion the previous year).
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 8, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate on May 8, 2014.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on May 14, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 14, 2014.
  4. Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on May 14, 2014, 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 14, 2014.
  6. Failed 0 to 109 in the House on May 15, 2014, 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 Senate on June 11, 2014.
  8. Passed 24 to 12 in the Senate on June 12, 2014, the final state government budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2014, not including education spending (which is in House Bill 5314.) This would appropriate $37.4 billion, compared to $34.4 billion originally appropriated the previous year (prior to adoption of the federal health care law's Medicaid expansion). Of this, $17.6 billion comes from state tax, fee and other revenue, compared to $16.9 billion the previous year. The rest of this budget is federal money ($19.8 billion, compared to $18.1 billion the previous year).
    With education spending, the total state budget for the next fiscal year will be $53.15 billion, up $3.63 billion (7.3 percent) from the $49.52 billion budget originally enacted for the previous year. The state portion of this will be $31.45 billion, up $1.25 billion (4.1 percent) from the $30.18 billion originally approved for the previous year.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Received in the House on June 11, 2014.
  10. Passed 100 to 10 in the House on June 12, 2014, the final state government budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2014, not including education spending (which is in House Bill 5314.) This would appropriate $37.4 billion, compared to $34.4 billion originally appropriated the previous year (prior to adoption of the federal health care law's Medicaid expansion). Of this, $17.6 billion comes from state tax, fee and other revenue, compared to $16.9 billion the previous year. The rest of this budget is federal money ($19.8 billion, compared to $18.1 billion the previous year).
    With education spending, the total state budget for the next fiscal year will be $53.15 billion, up $3.63 billion (7.3 percent) from the $49.52 billion budget originally enacted for the previous year. The state portion of this will be $31.45 billion, up $1.25 billion (4.1 percent) from the $30.18 billion originally approved for the previous year.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  11. Signed with partial veto by Gov. Rick Snyder on August 27, 2014.

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