Introduced by Sen. Jim Stamas R-Midland on February 28, 2019
To provide a template or "place holder" for a potential supplemental appropriation for Fiscal Year 2019-20. 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 28, 2019
To send the bill to the House 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.
Received in the House on August 29, 2019
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on August 29, 2019
Substitute offered in the House on March 10, 2020
To adopt a version of the bill that contains actual appropriations.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 10, 2020
To appropriate $312.3 million in additional spending in the 2019-20 state budget, of which $47.6 million is federal money. The bill appropriates $50.0 million state dollars for coronavirus response measures, and authorizes spending another $50 million federal dollars on this. Among other items are $16 million state dollars for tourism marketing subsidies the legislature declined to fund in the original budget they passed in September; a $500,000 indirect traffic control subsidy for the owners of the Michigan International Speedway; $37 million for local government "enhancement grants" mostly funding various local amenities; $35 million for Gov. Whitmer's "Going Pro" job training program for adults, and more. The bill also pays for several lawsuit judgements that came in against the state.