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2021 Senate Bill 28: Spend more on auto crash injury rehab facilities

Public Act 65 of 2021

Introduced by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on January 13, 2021
To provide a template or "place holder" for a potential supplemental appropriation for the state Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity in the current 2020-2021 fiscal year. This bill was replaced by substitute that uses it for an auto insurance reform revision, see House-passed version.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on January 13, 2021
Reported in the Senate on March 18, 2021
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the House on March 18, 2021
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 18, 2021
Substitute offered by Rep. Ben Frederick (R) on June 24, 2021
To replace the original bill with provisions that use it for an auto insurance reform revision.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 24, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Rachel Hood (D) on June 24, 2021
To increase the clinic grants to $30 million.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 24, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Kelly Breen (D) on June 24, 2021
To revise procedural details and rules in the proposal.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 24, 2021
To appropriate $10 million for grants to certain rehab clinics said to be aggrieved by fee caps in a 2019 auto insurance reform law.
Received in the Senate on June 30, 2021
Substitute offered by Sen. Lana Theis (R) on June 30, 2021
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 30, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Runestad (R) on June 30, 2021
To increase the appropriation from $10 million to $25 million.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 30, 2021
To appropriate $25 million for grants to certain rehab clinics said to be aggrieved by fee caps in the 2019 auto insurance reform law. This law eliminated a requirement for all policies to include unlimited lifetime medical and personal care benefits for crash victims, which was said to generate of fraud and abuse, and was cited as a major reason for the state's very high insurance costs.
Received in the House on June 30, 2021
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill, which increased the appropriation from $10 million to $25 million.
Received in the Senate on July 15, 2021
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on July 15, 2021

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