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2017 House Bill 4320: Appropriations: 2017-2018 “Omnibus” budget

Public Act 201 of 2017

Introduced by Rep. Laura Cox (R) on March 7, 2017 To provide a “template” or “place holder” for a Fiscal Year 2017-2018 “Omnibus” budget funding all state departments. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 7, 2017
Reported in the House on June 7, 2017 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 63 to 44 in the House on June 8, 2017.
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To send the bill to the Senate without any actual appropriations, which is basically a procedural method of launching negotiations to work out the differences between the House and Senate on revisions to the current-year state budget.
Received in the Senate on June 13, 2017
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 13, 2017
Reported in the Senate on December 13, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. David Knezek (D) on December 13, 2017
The amendment failed 13 to 24 in the Senate on December 13, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. David Knezek (D) on December 13, 2017 To revise a Detroit veterans home construction authorization originally approved in 2016 to permit it to be located in either Wayne, Oakland or Macomb Counties.
The amendment failed 13 to 24 in the Senate on December 13, 2017.
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Passed 33 to 4 in the Senate on December 13, 2017.
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To appropriate $52.8 million for various state departments and functions in the current fiscal year. Highlights include $23.2 million for state remediation activities related to recently reported instances of groundwater contamination by a chemical called perfluoroalkyl; $14.0 million for brownfield remediation and development; $10.7 for municipal water system "asset management" and water testing; and more. Additionally, the bill authorizes $74.6 million in new long term debt for state university and college construction projects; $57 million for a State Police construction project; and an amount to be determined for state veterans home projects.
Received in the House on December 13, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D) on December 13, 2017 To add $50 million to pay damages to unemployment benefit claimants who were wrongly accused of unemployment benefit fraud.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Hoadley (D) on December 13, 2017 To prohibit spending money in the bill perfluoroalkyl groundwater contamination responses unless the adopts state drinking water standards for this chemical.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on December 13, 2017 To spend more money and hire more people to deal with the perfluoroalkyl groundwater contamination responses that the bill funds.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2017
Passed 109 to 1 in the House on December 13, 2017.
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To appropriate $52.8 million for various state departments and functions in the current fiscal year. Highlights include $23.2 million for state remediation activities related to recently reported instances of groundwater contamination by a chemical called perfluoroalkyl; $14.0 million for brownfield remediation and development; $10.7 for municipal water system "asset management" and water testing; and more. Additionally, the bill authorizes $74.6 million in new long term debt for state university and college construction projects; $57 million for a State Police construction project; and an amount to be determined for state veterans home projects.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 19, 2017

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