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2011 Senate Bill 179: Appropriations: 2011-2012 Department of Human Services (Welfare)
Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on February 22, 2011
To provide a “template” or “place holder” for the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Department of Human Services 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 22, 2011
Reported in the Senate on April 26, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on April 26, 2011
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 April 26, 2011
The Senate version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011-2012 Department of Human Services (Welfare) budget. This would appropriate $6.786 billion in gross spending, compared to $6.953 billion the previous year. Of this, $1.010 billion will come from the general fund (funded by actual state tax revenues. $5.633 billion of this budget is federal money (of which $549 million is “stimulus” deficit spending).
Received in the House on April 27, 2011
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on April 27, 2011
Substitute offered by Rep. Chuck Moss (R) on May 12, 2011
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 12, 2011
To "adopt" a version of this budget, but in fact replace all the appropriations with $100 "placeholders." This is essentially a means for sending the budget to a House-Senate conference committee to work out the differences.
Received in the Senate on May 12, 2011
To concur with a House-passed version of the bill. The vote sends the bill to a House-Senate conference committee to work out the differences.
Received in the Senate on May 24, 2011
The Senate version of the 2011-2012 Department of Human Services (Welfare) budget. This would appropriate $6.83 billion in gross spending, compared to $6.95 billion the previous year. Of this, $1.07 billion will come from the general fund (funded by actual state tax revenues. $5.63 billion of this budget is federal money (of which $549 million is “stimulus” deficit spending). Among other changes it trims $9.9 million from a clothing subsidy welfare program.
Received in the House on May 24, 2011

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