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2021 Senate Bill 82: Appropriations: 2021-2022 General Government budget

Public Act 87 of 2021

Introduced by Sen. Roger Victory (R) on February 2, 2021
To provide a template or "place holder" for a potential “general government” appropriation for the 2021-2022 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2021. This bill contains nominal appropriations only, but may be amended at a later date to include real ones. This budget funds legislature; the executive office; the Attorney General and Secretary of State departments; the Department of Treasury, the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, and the Department of Civil Rights.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 2, 2021
Reported in the Senate on May 6, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on May 11, 2021
To authorize $250,000 to rovide legal guidance and assistance to individuals denied unemployment insurance agency benefits due to false accusations of fraud.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 11, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Roger Victory (R) on May 11, 2021
To require the secretary of state branch offices to be open for in-person services at least 25 hours per week.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 11, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D) on May 11, 2021
To increase from $12 million to $20 million a spending authorization to address "avanced persistent cyber threats".
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on May 11, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) on May 11, 2021
To add $100 million for grants to cities that lost income tax and other revenue due to the coronavirus epidemic.
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on May 11, 2021.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) on May 11, 2021
To add $150,000 for "clergy abuse investigation document management".
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on May 11, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Marshall Bullock (D) on May 11, 2021
To direct $5 million for first responder recruitment, training, professional development and more.
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on May 11, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Jeremy Moss (D) on May 11, 2021
To exclude "the total number of persons who are wards, patients or convicts in any tax supported institution" from the local population in certain state revenue sharing formulas.
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on May 11, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D) on May 11, 2021
To authorize more staff and spending at a state "children's ombudsman" office.
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on May 11, 2021.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
The Senate version of the General Government budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2021, which funds the legislature; the executive office; Attorney General; Secretary of State; Treasury Department; Department of Civil Rights; the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget; the Department of Talent and Economic Development; and various other state agencies. This would appropriate $4.345 billion in gross spending, of which $46.6 million is federal money .
Received in the House on May 13, 2021
Substitute offered by Rep. Thomas Albert (R) on May 19, 2021
To adopt a version of the bill that is "stripped" of all actual appropriations, and instead authorizes just $100 “placeholders”.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 19, 2021
To send back to the Senate a substitute version of the bill that is "stripped" of all actual appropriations, and instead authorizes just $100 “placeholders.” This is part of a process for reconciling the House and Senate-passed department budgets for the next fiscal year.
Received in the Senate on May 25, 2021
To reject the "stripped" House budget passed as a "discussion-starter".
Received in the Senate on June 10, 2021
The General Government budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2021. The bill appropriates $50.706 billion for all non-education state spending, of which $10.378 billion is federal money, including unprecedented amounts enacted by Congress as part of epidemic "stimulus" and relief bills.
When the state education spending authorized in House Bill 4400 is added, the combined budgets propose spending a grand total of $68.9 billion in the 2021-22 fiscal year, which is $10.4 billion more than the state has ever spent prior to the pandemic. That includes $3.6 billion more in state spending, a 10.4% increase, and $6.7 billion more in federal spending, a 28.4% increase.
Received in the House on September 21, 2021
Passed 99 to 6 in the House on September 22, 2021.
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Signed with line-item veto by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on September 29, 2021

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