Introduced by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on June 13, 2019 To provide a “template” or “place holder” for a Fiscal Year 2019-2020 “Omnibus” budget funding all state departments. 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 June 13, 2019
Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on December 4, 2019. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". To authorize $459.3 million in additional spending in the 2019-20 state budget, of which $177.0 million is federal money. This spending was part of the $947 million that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used her line-item veto authority to remove from budgets passed by the Republican-controlled legislature. See also Senate Bill 377, which adds another $114.5 million in additional education spending, for a total of $573.8 million.
The added spending in this bill is spread across many budget line items; highlights include: $340 million in additional spending on Medicaid, various subsidies for some hospitals and medical service providers, and smaller amounts for other social welfare programs; $27 million for state "payments in lieu of taxes" to local governments; $13 million for municipal bus subsidies; $13 million for indirect subsidies to local communities in the form of State Police "secondary road patrols;" $30.9 million in prison and corrections funding; $15 million for PFAS contamination response activities; and much more.
Received in the House on December 5, 2019
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on December 5, 2019