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2014 Senate Bill 777: Appropriations: Department of Transportation
Introduced by Sen. John Pappageorge (R) on February 11, 2014 To provide a “template” or “place holder” for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Department of Transportation 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 11, 2014
Reported in the Senate on April 29, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on May 6, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 6, 2014
Amendment offered by Sen. Glenn Anderson (D) on May 6, 2014 To remove language prohibiting the Department of Transportation from entering any contract or obligating the state to any spending on a proposed new Detroit River bridge unless it is explicitly authorized by the legislature.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on May 6, 2014
Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on May 6, 2014 To require the department to submit a report on the impact of truck weight limits on roads.
The amendment failed 14 to 24 in the Senate on May 6, 2014
Passed 27 to 11 in the Senate on May 6, 2014 The Senate version of the Transportation budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2014. This would appropriate $3.682 billion in gross spending, compared to $3.597 billion originally appropriated for the previous fiscal year (which doesn't include extra spending authorized later). Of this, $1.205 billion is federal money, and the rest is mostly from state motor fuel tax and vehicle registration tax revenue.
Received in the House on May 6, 2014
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 6, 2014
Substitute offered by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on May 14, 2014 To adopt a version of the budget that contains no appropriations, but is instead intended to launch negotiations to work out the differences between the House and Senate budgets.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 14, 2014
Passed 108 to 0 in the House on May 14, 2014 To send the bill back to the Senate "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.
Received in the Senate on May 20, 2014
Failed 0 to 37 in the Senate on May 20, 2014
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2014
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 12, 2014

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