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2013 House Bill 4544: Revise low income heating subsidy spending

Public Act 523 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Dale W. Zorn (R) on April 11, 2013
To require the state to spend at least 15 percent of the money from a federal low income household home energy subsidy block grant program for weatherization, and add additional restrictions on reducing the level of this spending.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on April 11, 2013
Reported in the House on December 3, 2014
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 92 to 17 in the House on December 10, 2014.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To require the state to spend amount at least $6 million of the money from a federal low income household home energy subsidy block grant program for weatherization, but not more than 15 percent. The bill would also require private owners of rental property to pay part of the weatherization cost, unless the owner is a nonprofit entity.
Received in the Senate on December 11, 2014
Referred to the Senate on December 11, 2014
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 17, 2014
To continue the weatherization earmark for two additional years rather than indefinitely.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 17, 2014
Received by Rep. Theresa Abed (D) on December 17, 2014
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015

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