Introduced by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on February 28, 2019 To provide a “template” or “place holder” for the Fiscal Year 2019-20 General Government budget. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them. This budget funds the state Executive Office, Legislature, Legislative Auditor General, and the Departments of Attorney General, Civil Rights, State, Technology, Management, and Budget (including the former Departments of Civil Service and Information Technology, and State Building Authority rent costs), Treasury (including the Bureau of State Lottery, Michigan Gaming Control Board, State Building Authority, Revenue Sharing, and Debt Service), and Talent and Economic Development (including Michigan Strategic Fund, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Talent Investment Agency, Unemployment Insurance Agency, and Workforce Development Agency). Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 28, 2019
Reported in the Senate on May 7, 2019 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) on May 15, 2019 To increase funding for the state Attorney General department.
Amendment offered by Sen. Sylvia Santana (D) on May 15, 2019 To adopt a version of this budget that reflects Democratic preferences, including adding funds for the state Attorney General, Civil Rights and Secretary of State departments, which Republicans trimmed reportedly in response to politically controversial enforcement initiatives proposed by the new Democratic Attorney General.
Passed 21 to 17 in the Senate on May 15, 2019. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". The Senate version of the General Government budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2019, which funds the legislature; the executive office; Attorney General; Secretary of State; Treasury Department; Department of Civil Rights; the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget; the Department of Talent and Economic Development; and various other state agencies. This would appropriate $4.146 billion in gross spending (of which $46.2 million is federal money).
Received in the House on May 15, 2019
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 15, 2019
Reported in the House on June 19, 2019 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 57 to 52 in the House on June 19, 2019. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". To send the bill back to the Senate as just a "shell" or "placeholder" budget with no actual appropriations. 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 22 to 16 in the Senate on September 24, 2019. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". The House-Senate conference report for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020 General Government budget. This would appropriate $5.257 billion in gross spending, compared to $5.271 billion the previous year (as appropriated before March 5, 2019). Of this, $803 million is federal money. This budget also includes $1.316 billion for state revenue sharing with local governments, of which $885 million is required by the constitution, plus $261 million non-constitutionally mandated dollars for cities, townships and villages, and $226 million for counties.