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2020 Senate Bill 716: Require legislative authorization for transportation commission borrowing
Introduced by Sen. Roger Victory (R) on January 14, 2020
To prohibit a state transportation commission from borrowing more than $100 million in any fiscal year without first giving the state House and Senate at least 30 days' notice. Also, to empower the legislature to halt the borrowing with record roll call votes in the House and Senate on a resolution to do so.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on January 14, 2020
Reported in the Senate on February 27, 2020
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
To prohibit a state transportation commission from borrowing more than $100 million in any fiscal year without first giving the legislature at least 30 days' notice. The bill would empower the legislature to halt the borrowing with a majority vote in the House and Senate. If this bill were passed and signed by the Governor (unlikely), it would likely lead to suspension of $3.5 billion in road repair debt that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the commission to approve, which it did on Jan. 30, 2020.
Received in the House on March 4, 2020
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on March 4, 2020

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