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2014 Senate Bill 763: Appropriations: Department of Community Health
Introduced by Sen. John Moolenaar (R) on February 11, 2014
To provide a “template” or “place holder” for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Department of Community Health 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 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. Vincent Gregory (D) on May 6, 2014
To add more spending for low income dental service subsidies.
The amendment failed 14 to 23 in the Senate on May 6, 2014.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on May 6, 2014
To increase spending on "behavioral health program administration" by $10.6 million, and authorize spending $5 million to implement recommendations of a state mental health commission.
The amendment failed 17 to 20 in the Senate on May 6, 2014.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
The Senate version of the Department of Community Health budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2014. This would appropriate $17.492 billion in gross spending, compared to $15.385 billion originally authorized for the previous year, before that amount was increased by the legislature's adoption of the federal health care law Medicaid expansion. Of this, $12.023 billion is federal money. Most of this budget consists of Medicaid health care subsidies, including the "Obamacare" expansion.
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
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.
Received in the Senate on May 20, 2014
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2014
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 12, 2014

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