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2017 Senate Bill 135: Appropriations: Department of Health and Human Services
Introduced by Sen. Jim Marleau (R) on February 9, 2017 To provide a “template” or “place holder” for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Department of Health Human Services budget. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 9, 2017 The Senate version of the Department of Health Human Services budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2017. This would appropriate $25.401 billion in gross spending. Of this, $18.345 billion is federal money, and the rest is from state and local taxes and fees.
Reported in the Senate on May 3, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on May 3, 2017 To adopt 24 individual amendments to various spending line item amounts, conditions, definitions, etc.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 3, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. Margaret O'Brien (R) on May 3, 2017 To spend an additional $500,000 for a "Special Olympics Healthy Athletes initiative".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 3, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on May 3, 2017 To spend $2 million on a child lead poisoning elimination board.
The amendment failed 14 to 24 in the Senate on May 3, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Vincent Gregory (D) on May 3, 2017 To add an additional $196 million to spending on Medicaid behavior-related mental health services, and move forward a scheduled pay increase for direct care workers from next April to this October.
The amendment failed 15 to 23 in the Senate on May 3, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on May 3, 2017 To increase spending and staff at state psychiatric hospitals and forensic mental health services.
The amendment failed 15 to 23 in the Senate on May 3, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young, II (D) on May 3, 2017 To increase spending on disease control, prevention, and epidemiology programs, including ones related to drinking water supply issues.
The amendment failed 13 to 25 in the Senate on May 3, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Ananich (D) on May 3, 2017 To increase spending on disease control, prevention, and epidemiology programs, including ones related to drinking water supply issues. Also, to spend more on "family, maternal, and child health" program administration, and some related divisions.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on May 3, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young, II (D) on May 3, 2017 To spend more on grants to hospitals that tend to have more patients on Medicaid.
The amendment failed 12 to 26 in the Senate on May 3, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Ian Conyers (D) on May 3, 2017 To spend more on a welfare-related dental clinic program.
The amendment failed 13 to 25 in the Senate on May 3, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. David Knezek (D) on May 3, 2017 To spend more on "prenatal outreach and service" programs.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on May 3, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on May 3, 2017 To increase staff and spending on administration of government behavioral health programs.
The amendment failed 15 to 23 in the Senate on May 3, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Bert Johnson (D) on May 3, 2017 To spend an additional $3.7 million on government homeless programs. Specifically, to give private and government social service agencies $16 for each night an individual stays, to be used for efforts to get these individuals into a permanent housing soonest and reduce recidivism. The budget includes a $100 "placeholder" for this and talks are continuing.
The amendment failed 14 to 24 in the Senate on May 3, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young, II (D) on May 3, 2017 To spend more on welfare department information technology, and on "adult protective services programs with the goal of reducing the number of older adults who are victims of crime and fraud".
The amendment failed 14 to 24 in the Senate on May 3, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. David Knezek (D) on May 3, 2017 To spend $1 million from state tax revenue on a "refugee assistance program." Michigan has an Refugee Assistance Program paid for with federal money, and this would add state money.
The amendment failed 12 to 26 in the Senate on May 3, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young, II (D) on May 3, 2017 To increase spending on programs intended to reduce the absentee and drop out rates of children in households that are on welfare.
The amendment failed 13 to 25 in the Senate on May 3, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Vincent Gregory (D) on May 3, 2017 To eliminate a provision requiring integration of medical welfare physical and mental health spending and programs.
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on May 3, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Ananich (D) on May 3, 2017 To revise details of proposals to consolidate some county mental health programs, specifying that Genesee County's program would remain separate.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on May 3, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on May 3, 2017 To spend an additional $12 million on a particular mental health inpatient program in Macomb County.
The amendment failed 12 to 26 in the Senate on May 3, 2017.
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Passed 25 to 13 in the Senate on May 3, 2017.
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The Senate version of the Department of Health and Human Services budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2017. This would appropriate $25.401 billion in gross spending. Of this, $18.345 billion is federal money, and the rest is from state and local taxes and fees.
Received in the House on May 4, 2017
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 4, 2017

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