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2013 Senate Bill 649: Authorize state grants to certain doctors

Public Act 173 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Sen. Jim Marleau (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 648.
    • 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.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Lori (R) on May 15, 2014, to clarify language related to the areas that doctors receiving subsidies must practice in. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 15, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on May 15, 2014, to require mandated agency reports to include “an analysis of the return on investment and effectiveness” of the subsidies. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 15, 2014.
  4. Passed 105 to 5 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 648.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on May 27, 2014.
  6. Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on May 28, 2014, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 11, 2014.

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