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2011 House Bill 4410: Close four-year welfare cap loopholes

Public Act 132 of 2011

Introduced by Rep. Sharon Tyler (R) on March 10, 2011
To revise details of the types of welfare recipients exempt from work and study requirements. Among those no longer exempt would be 19 year olds who go to high school. The House and Senate Fiscal Agencies estimate that this and House Bill 4409 would save the state around $60 million annually.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on March 10, 2011
Reported in the House on May 3, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 10, 2011
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 10, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Sharon Tyler (R) on May 10, 2011
To clarify a reference in the bill to state agencies.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 10, 2011
Substitute offered by Rep. Dian Slavens (D) on May 10, 2011
To adopt a version of the bill that does not repeal a provision that "sunsets" the four-year welfare cap. In other words, the cap would no longer apply after the sunset date.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on May 10, 2011
Received in the Senate on May 17, 2011
Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on May 17, 2011
Substitute offered in the Senate on July 13, 2011
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on July 13, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. Vincent Gregory (D) on July 13, 2011
To extend from 60 to 90 days the proposed time after birth that a mother is exempt from the welfare work and study requirements.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on July 13, 2011
Received in the House on August 24, 2011
Passed 73 to 34 in the House on August 24, 2011.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 6, 2011

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