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2019 Senate Bill 139: Appropriations: Department of Health and Human Services

Public Act 67 of 2019

Introduced by Sen. Peter MacGregor (R) on February 28, 2019
To provide a “template” or “place holder” for the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Department of Health and Human Services. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 28, 2019
Reported in the Senate on May 7, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on May 14, 2019
To increase certain line-item spending proposals, or add $100 spending "placeholders," for programs and proposals related to suicide and depression, drug treatment, food banks, research on Alzheimer treatments and some others.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 14, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Paul Wojno (D) on May 14, 2019
To add $20 million for a "prepaid inpatient health plan financial contingency fund".
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on May 14, 2019.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Erika Geiss (D) on May 14, 2019
To reduce spending on certain pregnancy prevention programs or family planning local agreements that include abortion counseling, and remove language that prohibits the state from contracting with organizations that provide abortions.
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on May 14, 2019.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D) on May 14, 2019
To transfer $3 million from low-income home energy subsidies and give it instead to a group that assists low-income customers who haven't paid their water bills avoid having their service shut-off.
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on May 14, 2019.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D) on May 14, 2019
To authorize the extension of a Medicaid "behavioral health and physical health benefit and financial integration demonstration model" pilot program beyond the October 2021 date when it is supposed to report results and expanded statewide if effective.
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on May 14, 2019.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) on May 14, 2019
To require individuals who provide Medicaid adult home help services to be paid $15 an hour, and appropriate more money to do so.
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on May 14, 2019.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Winnie Brinks (D) on May 14, 2019
To require Medicaid home- and community-based service providers to pay workers at least $15 an hour, and add $100 million to the $346 million line item for this program.
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on May 14, 2019.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D) on May 14, 2019
To add an amount of additional spending to be determines later to support vaccine education programs.
The amendment failed 17 to 21 in the Senate on May 14, 2019.
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Passed 22 to 16 in the Senate on May 14, 2019.
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The Senate version of the Department of Health and Human Services budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2019. This covers welfare and Medicaid spending and is by far the state's largest annual appropriation. The bill would authorize $26.130 billion in gross spending, of which $18.228 billion is federal money, and the rest is from state and local taxes and fees.
Received in the House on May 15, 2019
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 15, 2019
Reported in the House on June 19, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 57 to 52 in the House on June 19, 2019.
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To send the bill back to the Senate as just a "shell" or "placeholder" budget with no actual appropriations. This is a procedural device used for launching negotiations over the differences between the House and Senate budgets, and eventually for negotiating a final budget between a Republican-controlled legislature and a Democratic governor.
Received in the Senate on June 20, 2019
Failed 0 to 37 in the Senate on June 20, 2019.
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To send the bill back to the House as just a "shell" or "placeholder" budget with no actual appropriations. This is a procedural device used for launching negotiations over the differences between the House and Senate budgets, and eventually for negotiating a final budget between a Republican-controlled legislature and a Democratic governor.
Received in the Senate on September 24, 2019
Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate on September 24, 2019.
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The House-Senate conference report for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020 Health and Human Services budget. This would appropriate $26.452 billion in gross spending compared to $24.880 billion enrolled the previous year. Some $18.393 billion of this budget is federal money.
Received in the House on September 24, 2019
Signed with line-item veto by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on September 30, 2019
Received in the Senate on October 2, 2019

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