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2021 House Bill 4019: Authorize more spending in current fiscal year
Introduced by Rep. Thomas Albert (R) on January 26, 2021
To provide a template or "place holder" for a potential supplemental appropriation for the state health and welfare department and the state corrections and agriculture departments in Fiscal Year 2020-2021. This bill contains nominal appropriations only, but may be amended at a later date to include them.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on January 26, 2021
Reported in the House on February 3, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Samantha Steckloff (D) on February 4, 2021
To increase the $510 million federal dollars allocated to expand food stamp distributions and related to $2.052 billion. This bill allocates 25% of the federal coronavirus relief money available, with the balance to be allocated in future bills.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 4, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Felicia Brabec (D) on February 4, 2021
To increase the amount allocated for household rent and utility subsidies from $166.2 million to $660.9 million. This bill allocates 25% of the federal coronavirus relief money available, with the balance to be allocated in future bills.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 4, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D) on February 4, 2021
To increase the amount allocated for household rent and utility subsidies from $166 million to $597 million; increase the $143 million allocated for COVID testing and contract tracing to $574 million; and increase the $20 million allocated for COVID testing and tracing in prisons to $80 million. This bill allocates 25% of the federal coronavirus relief money available, with the balance to be allocated in future bills.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 4, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Cynthia Johnson (D) on February 4, 2021
To increase from $22.6 million to $90.2 million the amount allocated by the bill "to administer, distribute, and monitor vaccines to ensure broad access and coverage." This bill allocates 25% of the federal coronavirus relief money available, with the balance to be allocated in future bills.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 4, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Mark Huizenga (R) on February 4, 2021
To only allocate a nominal amount ($100) to schools to provide testing or other services so that students can participate in qualified sporting events. See also House Bill 4049, which takes away the authority of the state health department to close schools in an epidemic and gives it to local health departments.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 4, 2021
Substitute offered by Rep. Joe Tate (D) on February 4, 2021
To adopt a version of the bill that appropriates the entire amount of federal coronavirus relief money allocated to Michigan in this bill, instead of 25% of it with the balance coming in future appropriation bills.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on February 4, 2021
To appropriate $868.5 million in recently-approved federal coronavirus relief money, which is about 25% of the entire amount available to the state, with the rest to be allocated later. The appropriation directs $510 million federal dollars to expand food stamp distributions and related programs; $165.5 million for household rent and utility subsidies; $143.7 million for coronavirus testing and contact tracing; and smaller amounts for other purposes.
Received in the Senate on February 9, 2021
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 9, 2021

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