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2014 Senate Bill 777: Appropriations: Department of Transportation
  1. 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.
    • 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.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on May 20, 2014.
  6. Failed 0 to 37 in the Senate on May 20, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Received in the Senate on June 12, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 12, 2014.

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