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2019 Senate Bill 690: Appropriate federal coronavirus relief money
Introduced by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on December 11, 2019
To provide a “template” or “place holder” supplemental appropriations in the 2019-2020 budget. 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 December 11, 2019
Reported in the Senate on May 13, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on May 13, 2020
To direct $15 million of this money to school district summer school "credit recovery" programs (referring to credit for completed courses), with the money "allocated based on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the communities in which the school districts are located".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 13, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) on May 13, 2020
To eliminate $10 million allocated for student "benchmark assessments".
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on May 13, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on May 13, 2020
To authorize giving an amount to be determined later in grants to small businesses to buy epidemic-related safety and health equipment for employee use.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 13, 2020
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on May 13, 2020.
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To allocate Michigan's $523.7 million share of federal relief dollars approved by Congress to help state governments and schools deal with the coronavirus epidemic. The allocations include $125 million for subsidies to licensed child care providers used by social welfare programs if they give discounts this spring; $15 million for school district summer school programs (distributed based on the epidemic’s “impact in the communities” serve they serve); $100 million to pay for giving $1,000 bonuses to local law enforcement and public safety personnel, emergency first responders, 9-1-1 operators and others; $178 million to give a temporary $3 per hour bonus to “direct care workers” covered by Medicaid and other social welfare programs; $50 million in grants to buy personal protection equipment to “priority providers” designated by the state health and welfare department, and more.
Received in the House on May 19, 2020
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 19, 2020
Reported in the House on June 3, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Shane Hernandez (R) on June 17, 2020
To adopt a substitute that adds additional spending to the Senate-passed version of the bill.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 17, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. John Cherry (D) on June 17, 2020
To appropriate $100 million for grants to individuals who have applied for unemployment benefits but not received any yet due to the system being overwhelmed by the unprecedented leap in unemployment associated with the coronavirus epidemic and state responses.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 17, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Kevin Coleman (D) on June 17, 2020
To add another $35.9 million to the $29.1 million already in the bill beef-up the staff and tools used to process unemployment benefit claims.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 17, 2020
Passed 108 to 0 in the House on June 17, 2020.
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To allocate $880.1 million in federal coronavirus epidemic relief grants. Highlights include $125 million more to licensed child care providers used by social welfare and school programs; $120 million to cover a $2 raise for direct care workers in social welfare and related programs; $25 million in low income water bill subsidies and $60 million in rent subsidies; $29.1 million to beef-up the staff and tools used to process unemployment benefit claims; and $100 million for subsidies for some small businesses.
Received in the Senate on June 17, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) on June 17, 2020
To add $10 million for subsidies to homeless shelters and programs.
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on June 17, 2020.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Adam Hollier (D) on June 17, 2020
To add $30 million to spend on mental health and suicide prevention programs.
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on June 17, 2020.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Adam Hollier (D) on June 17, 2020
To authorize $15 million for summer school programs in public schools.
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on June 17, 2020.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Erika Geiss (D) on June 17, 2020
To add $10 million for coronavirus-related paid sick leave subsidies to employers.
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on June 17, 2020.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) on June 17, 2020
To appropriate $10 million for a "COVID-19 at-risk wraparound" social services program, which would include "daily academic and skill-building programming, tutoring to low-income families, mentoring programs that connect youth with mentors in the community, and other services to aid such at-risk youth".
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on June 17, 2020.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Winnie Brinks (D) on June 17, 2020
To add $60 million to the $120 million in the bill to cover a $2 raise for direct care workers in social welfare and related programs, and instead make it a $3 raise.
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on June 17, 2020.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D) on June 17, 2020
To add $10 million for school mental health counselors.
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on June 17, 2020.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D) on June 17, 2020
To appropriate $100 million for grants to individuals who have applied for unemployment benefits but not received any yet due to the system being overwhelmed by the unprecedented leap in unemployment associated with the coronavirus epidemic and state responses.
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on June 17, 2020.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on June 17, 2020
To appropriate $50 million to open new local unemployment insurance agency offices. This system has been overwhelmed by the unprecedented leap in unemployment associated with the coronavirus epidemic and state responses.
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on June 17, 2020.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on June 17, 2020
To add $100 million to the $193 million proposed for grants to skilled nursing facilities.
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on June 17, 2020.
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