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2009 House Bill 4446: Appropriations: 2009-2010 Natural Resources budget

Public Act 118 of 2009

Introduced by Rep. Michael Lahti (D) on February 24, 2009
The executive recommendation for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2009-2010 Department of Natural Resources budget. This would appropriate $307.4 million in gross spending, compared to $289.9 million, which was the FY 2008-2009 amount enrolled in 2008. Of this, $16.4 million will come from the general fund (funded by actual state tax revenues), compared to the FY 2008-2009 amount of $10.6 million. Another $232.2 million comes from other state sources including debt, fees, royalties, etc., compared to $219.1 million in the previous budget. $54.7 million is from federal revenue.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 24, 2009
Substitute offered by Rep. Michael Lahti (D) on June 18, 2009
To replace the executive proposal for this budget with one that combines the Departments of Environmental Quality and Natural Resources into a new "Department of Conservation".
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 18, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Sarah Roberts (D) on June 18, 2009
To add a $100 "placeholder" for more spending on water quality monitoring programs. A "placeholder" permits further negotiations to take place on a spending item.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 18, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on June 18, 2009
To consider any DEQ permit application that has been pending with the department for two years or more shall be considered "administratively complete" effective January 1, 2010, which triggers certain statutory deadlines for the department to approve or deny the permit within a limited period of time.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 18, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Bill Rogers (R) on June 18, 2009
Require the DNR and DEQ to post on a website all their expenditures during the fiscal year, and the purpose of each.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 18, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Bill Rogers (R) on June 18, 2009
To prohibit the DEQ using operational memoranda or other similar documents that are in draft form to impose regulations on individuals or businesses conducting environmental cleanup projects, with certain specified exceptions. Also, to require the DEQ and DNR to submit a plan for replacement of failing or obsolete computer and database systems, including a schedule and cost estimate.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 18, 2009
The House version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2009-2010 budget for a proposed "Department of Conservation," which would combine the Department of Natural Resources and the Departmment of Environmental Quality. The DNR portion would appropriate $287.9 million in gross spending, compared to $289.9 million, which was the FY 2008-2009 amount enrolled in 2008. Of this, $9.5 million will come from the general fund (funded by actual state tax revenues), compared to the FY 2008-2009 amount of $10.6 million. Another $214.5 million comes from other state sources including debt, fees, royalties, etc., compared to $219.1 million in the previous budget. $54.7 million is from federal revenue. The DEQ portion would appropriate $338.6 million in gross spending, compared to $363.9 million, which was the FY 2008-2009 amount enrolled in 2008. Of this, $28.7 million will come from the general fund (funded by actual state tax revenues), compared to the FY 2008-2009 amount of $44.4 million, and $171.5 million is from other state sources including debt, fees, royalties, etc., compared to $170.0 million in the previous budget. $130.2 million is from federal revenue.
Received in the Senate on June 23, 2009
Motion by Sen. Alan L. Cropsey (R) on June 23, 2009
To suspend the rules so as to allow immediate consideration of the bill by the "committee of the whole".
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 23, 2009
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 24, 2009
To adopt a version of this budget that expresses the fiscal and policy preferences of the Republican-majority in the Senate on various spending items and programs. For details see analysis from the non-partisan Senate Fiscal Agency.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 24, 2009
The House version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2009-2010 budget for a proposed "Department of Conservation," which would combine the Department of Natural Resources and the Departmment of Environmental Quality. The bill authorizes $623.9 million in gross spending, compared to $654.8 million, which was the FY 2008-2009 amount enrolled for both departments in 2008. Of this, $36.4 million will come from the general fund (funded by actual state tax revenues), compared to the FY 2008-2009 amount of $64.0 million for the two separate departments. Another $385.9 million comes from other state sources including debt, fees, royalties, etc., compared to $390.6 million in the previous budget for the two departments. $184.3 million is from federal revenue.
Received in the House on June 24, 2009
To concur with a Senate-passed version of the bill. The vote sends the bill to a House-Senate conference committee to work out the differences.
Received in the House on September 17, 2009
Received in the Senate on September 30, 2009
The House-Senate conference report for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2009-2010 budget for a proposed "Department of Conservation," which would combine the Department of Natural Resources and the Departmment of Environmental Quality. The DNR portion would appropriate $315.2 million in gross spending, compared to $289.9 million, which was the FY 2008-2009 amount enrolled in 2008. $72.8 million is from federal revenue. The DEQ portion would appropriate $388.9 million in gross spending, compared to $363.9 million the previous year. Of this, $180.2 million is from federal revenue.
Signed with line-item veto by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on October 14, 2009
Received in the House on October 15, 2009
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on October 15, 2009

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