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2019 House Bill 4246: Appropriations: Department of Transportation
Introduced by Rep. Matt Maddock (R) on February 26, 2019
To provide a “template” or “place holder” for the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Department of Transportation budget. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 26, 2019
Reported in the House on June 12, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. William Sowerby (D) on June 13, 2019
To increase subsidies for local bus and transit departments.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. John Cherry (D) on June 13, 2019
To give preference in state and local road repair and other contracts to companies that that have or participate in apprenticeship programs, and whose workforce is 60 percent people who live within 60 miles of a project.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Ann Bollin (R) on June 13, 2019
To require the department to perform a study on the feasibility of establishing toll roads and charging tolls on more bridges.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Hoadley (D) on June 13, 2019
To increase subsidies for local bus and transit departments.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Beau LaFave (R) on June 13, 2019
To permit the department to use its aircraft to fly Upper Peninsula legislators to and from legislative sessions if an aircraft is already scheduled to fly between Lansing and a "centrally located" U.P. airport.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Maddock (R) on June 13, 2019
To require the department to submit reports on all state spending related to construction of a second bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario (called the "Gordie Howe Bridge"), and clarify accounting for bridge spending reimbursed by Canada.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2019
Passed 57 to 52 in the House on June 13, 2019.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
The House version of the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Department of Transportation budget. This would appropriate $5.40 billion in gross spending. Of this, $1.34 billion is federal money, and the rest is from state and local taxes and fees. The budget does not recognize or include any revenue from a $2.5 billion, 45 cents per gallon gas tax increase proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, but does include a $542.5 million "fund shift" from a Republican proposal to no longer charge sales tax on fuel, replacing that levy with an equivalent increase in motor fuel taxes. Note: Most sales tax revenue goes to schools; the proposal assumes these school dollars will be replaced by extending sales tax to out-of-state catalog and internet sales after the U.S. Supreme Court's 2018 Wayfair decision lifted a ban on this.
Received in the Senate on June 18, 2019
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 18, 2019

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