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2017 Senate Bill 551: Give political branches input on Natural Resource Trust Fund spending

Public Act 166 of 2018

Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on September 12, 2017
To establish a Natural Resources Trust Fund advisory board comprised of the Governor, the state Treasurer, the Senate Majority Leader, the Speaker of the House (or their designees) and one member of an existing NRTF governing board, which would make non-binding recommendations for annual spending and operation of the fund. State land oil and gas royalty money is earmarked for this fund, which acquires and develops more land for recreational purposes.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on September 12, 2017
Reported in the Senate on September 14, 2017
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on September 20, 2017
To also include the House and Senate minority leaders on the proposed NRTF advisory board.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on September 20, 2017
Passed 27 to 8 in the Senate on September 20, 2017.
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(same description)
To establish a Natural Resources Trust Fund advisory board comprised of the Governor, the state Treasurer, the Senate Majority Leader, the Speaker of the House (or their designees) and one member of an existing NRTF governing board, which would make non-binding recommendations for annual spending and operation of the fund. State land oil and gas royalty money is earmarked for this fund, which acquires and develops more land for recreational purposes.
Received in the House on September 20, 2017
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on September 20, 2017
Reported in the House on October 11, 2017
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Laura Cox (R) on February 15, 2018
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 February 15, 2018
Passed 56 to 53 in the House on February 21, 2018.
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(same description)
To establish a Natural Resources Trust Fund advisory board comprised of the Governor, the state Treasurer, the Senate Majority Leader, the Speaker of the House (or their designees) and one member of an existing NRTF governing board, which would make non-binding recommendations for annual spending and operation of the fund. State land oil and gas royalty money is earmarked for this fund, which acquires and develops more land for recreational purposes.
Received in the Senate on February 22, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on May 3, 2018
To require to officials preparing the list of potential annual acquisitions and projects funded from this source be created with an eye toward state revenue projections for the year.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 3, 2018
Passed 26 to 10 in the Senate on May 3, 2018.
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To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Received in the House on May 8, 2018
Passed 56 to 51 in the House on May 15, 2018.
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To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 3, 2018

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