Introduced by Rep. Sue Allor (R) on February 26, 2019 To provide a “template” or “place holder” for the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Department of Natural Resources budget. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 26, 2019
Reported in the House on May 16, 2019 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Sara Cambensy (D) on June 13, 2019 To increase from $43.6 million to $44.7 million the amount the department spends on law enforcement.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Beau LaFave (R) on June 13, 2019 To prohibit the DNR from operating aircraft below 1,000 feet in the Upper Peninsula during October and November, except for missing person searches.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2019
Passed 58 to 51 in the House on June 13, 2019. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". The House version of the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Department of Natural Resources budget. This would appropriate $447.3 million in gross spending. Of this, $86.0 million is federal money, and the rest is from state and local taxes and fees.
Received in the Senate on June 18, 2019
Referred to the Senate on June 18, 2019
Passed 22 to 15 in the Senate on June 18, 2019. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". To "zero-out" all of the appropriations in the House-passed version of this budget, leaving it as just a "shell" or "placeholder." This is a procedural device used for launching negotiations over the differences between the House and Senate budgets, and eventually for negotiating a final budget between a Republican-controlled legislature and a Democratic governor.
Passed 23 to 15 in the Senate on September 24, 2019. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". The House-Senate conference report for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Department of Natural Resources budget. This would appropriate $439.7 million in gross spending, compared to $438.4 million enrolled the previous year (not counting some one-time and supplemental spending items added mid-year and not included in this new budget). Only $5.2 million of this budget is federal money.