Introduced by Sen. Jim Stamas R-Midland on January 13, 2021
To provide a template or "place holder" for a potential supplemental appropriation for the state Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity in the current 2020-2021 fiscal year. This bill was replaced by substitute that uses it for an auto insurance reform revision, see House-passed version. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on January 13, 2021
To appropriate $25 million for grants to certain rehab clinics said to be aggrieved by fee caps in the 2019 auto insurance reform law. This law eliminated a requirement for all policies to include unlimited lifetime medical and personal care benefits for crash victims, which was said to generate of fraud and abuse, and was cited as a major reason for the state's very high insurance costs.