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2013 Senate Bill 648: Authorize state grants to certain doctors

Public Act 172 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Sen. John Moolenaar (R) on October 24, 2013, to expand a state scholarship that subsidizes the medical school loans for a student who agrees to provide specified primary care services in an area of the state deemed to have a shortage of such providers. The bill would expand the program to dentists and increase the maximum subsidy to $200,000. Different parts of these provisions are contained in a package comprised of this and Senate Bill 649.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on October 24, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 4, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on March 6, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 6, 2014.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on March 11, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on March 11, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 11, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on April 30, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 104 to 6 in the House on May 21, 2014, to expand a state scholarship that subsidizes the medical school loans for a student who agrees to provide specified primary care services in an area of the state deemed to have a shortage of such providers. The bill would expand the program to dentists and increase the maximum subsidy to $200,000. Different parts of these provisions are contained in a package comprised of this and Senate Bill 649.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 12, 2014.

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