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2016 Senate Bill 1008: “Raid” surplus in government job training program fund

Public Act 517 of 2016

Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on May 31, 2016
To transfer $10 million to the state general fund for unspecified purposes, from a state fund that gets interest on unemployment insurance payments from employers, plus various penalties and damages. This fund or account is currently used for various government job training programs and subsidies. Reportedly the amount of money in this fund has spiked from around $3 million to more than $150 million in five years.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate on May 31, 2016
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on June 8, 2016
To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 1000, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 1000 would add an additional layer of appeal for recipients of improperly paid unemployment benefits.
The amendment failed 10 to 27 in the Senate on June 8, 2016.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on June 8, 2016
To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 1004, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 1000 would require the agency that manages the state’s unemployment insurance benefit system to file annual reports on fraud within the system.
The amendment failed 14 to 23 in the Senate on June 8, 2016.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on June 8, 2016
To refund penalties imposed on recipients of improperly paid unemployment benefits if the individual did not receive adequate notice of the basis for the penalty.
The amendment failed 13 to 24 in the Senate on June 8, 2016.
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Received in the House on June 8, 2016
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on June 8, 2016
Reported in the House on November 30, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on December 13, 2016
Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on December 13, 2016.
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To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 5, 2017

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