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2019 Senate Bill 690: Appropriate federal coronavirus relief money
Introduced by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on December 11, 2019
To provide a “template” or “place holder” supplemental appropriations in the 2019-2020 budget. 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 December 11, 2019
Reported in the Senate on May 13, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on May 13, 2020
To direct $15 million of this money to school district summer school "credit recovery" programs (referring to credit for completed courses), with the money "allocated based on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the communities in which the school districts are located".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 13, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) on May 13, 2020
To eliminate $10 million allocated for student "benchmark assessments".
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on May 13, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on May 13, 2020
To authorize giving an amount to be determined later in grants to small businesses to buy epidemic-related safety and health equipment for employee use.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 13, 2020
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on May 13, 2020.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To allocate Michigan's $523.7 million share of federal relief dollars approved by Congress to help state governments and schools deal with the coronavirus epidemic. The allocations include $125 million for subsidies to licensed child care providers used by social welfare programs if they give discounts this spring; $15 million for school district summer school programs (distributed based on the epidemic’s “impact in the communities” serve they serve); $100 million to pay for giving $1,000 bonuses to local law enforcement and public safety personnel, emergency first responders, 9-1-1 operators and others; $178 million to give a temporary $3 per hour bonus to “direct care workers” covered by Medicaid and other social welfare programs; $50 million in grants to buy personal protection equipment to “priority providers” designated by the state health and welfare department, and more.
Received in the House on May 19, 2020
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 19, 2020