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2017 Senate Bill 601: Appropriations: "Christmas Tree" supplemental budget (as passed)

Public Act 618 of 2018

Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on September 28, 2017
To provide a template or "place holder" for a potential supplemental natural resources department appropriation for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. 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 September 28, 2017
Reported in the Senate on April 26, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on April 26, 2018
To make nonpublic schools eligible for school safety grants.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 26, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Ananich (D) on April 26, 2018
To increase the proposed grant program spending to $50 million.
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on April 26, 2018.
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Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on April 26, 2018.
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To appropriate $18.6 million for various purposes related to school and student safety. This includes $15 million in school safety grants, $3 million for a school "panic button app" emergency notification system, and $650,000 for a student safety hotline.
Received in the House on April 26, 2018
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on April 26, 2018
Substitute offered by Rep. Laura Cox (R) on December 21, 2018
To adopt a version of the bill that uses it as a "vehicle" to deliver hundreds of million in additional spending.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 21, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Beau LaFave (R) on December 21, 2018
To add money for a Northern Michigan University construction project.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 21, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on December 21, 2018
To add $40 million for 54,000 square foot state Capitol facility.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 21, 2018
Passed 84 to 23 in the House on December 21, 2018.
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To appropriate $1.256 billion for additional spending on a broad range of state programs and departments, including $115 million in so-called "Christmas-tree" grants for specific "enhancement" projects in the districts of a number of influential lawmakers. The spending includes money for a new Soo lock, Straits of Mackinac utility tunnel, university building projects, a new state Capitol facility, state broadband subsidies, and much more. It also includes funding for an additional 175 child protective services workers, $114 million for roads, $20 million for PFAS contamination response activities, and a $100 million deposit in the state rainy day fund. Of the total, $409 million is federal money.
Received in the Senate on December 21, 2018
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 28, 2018

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