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2021 Senate Bill 114: Allocate coronavirus epidemic relief dollars
Introduced by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on February 9, 2021
To appropriate $707.8 million federal dollars and $559.9 million collected from state taxpayers for various coronavirus response activities including more for vaccine distribution, extra pay for certain social welfare direct care workers, replenishing the state unemployment benefits trust fund, property tax and other relief to businesses damaged by lockdowns and more.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 9, 2021
Reported in the Senate on February 25, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D) on February 25, 2021
To adopt a version of the bill that appropriates the full amount of epidemic-related federal funding all at once, rather than some now and some later.
The amendment failed 16 to 19 in the Senate on February 25, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Winnie Brinks (D) on February 25, 2021
To clarify certain notification requirements related to spending some of the federal money in the bill.
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on February 25, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Erika Geiss (D) on February 25, 2021
To strip out a provision that would require state coronavirus vaccine recipients to get information on aborted fetal tissue or embryonic stem cells used in developing the treatment.
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on February 25, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Paul Wojno (D) on February 25, 2021
To allocate a larger share of federal money available to the state now rather than later for various coronavirus response activities including contact tracing.
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on February 25, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) on February 25, 2021
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on February 25, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Sylvia Santana (D) on February 25, 2021
To allocate a larger share of federal money available to the state now rather than later.
The amendment failed 16 to 19 in the Senate on February 25, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Marshall Bullock (D) on February 25, 2021
To require state vaccine distributions to be allocated to "localities" based on their compliance with and enforcement of mask mandates and restrictions on gatherings.
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on February 25, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Jeremy Moss (D) on February 25, 2021
To require state COVID-19 vaccines distributions to be allocated to each locality based strictly on its share of total state COVID-19 cases (rather than on the basis of certain socioeconomic factors).
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on February 25, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Adam Hollier (D) on February 25, 2021
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on February 25, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Stephanie Chang (D) on February 25, 2021
To specify details of how unexpended federal coronavirus relief funds will be administered and accounted for.
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on February 25, 2021.
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To appropriate $672.7 million federal dollars and $55 million collected from state taxpayers for various coronavirus response activities including $390.1 million more for vaccine distribution and virus tests, $282.5 million more for rental subsidies, and $55 million state dollars to give a $2.25 hourly raise to certain social welfare direct care workers through September.
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Kim LaSata (R) on February 25, 2021
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 25, 2021
Received in the Senate on February 25, 2021
To appropriate $672.7 million federal dollars and $55 million collected from state taxpayers for various coronavirus response activities including $390.1 million more for vaccine distribution and virus tests, $282.5 million more for rental subsidies, and $55 million state dollars to give a $2.25 hourly raise to certain social welfare direct care workers through September.
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Kim LaSata (R) on February 25, 2021
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 25, 2021
Received in the Senate on February 25, 2021
Received in the House on March 2, 2021
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 2, 2021
Substitute offered by Rep. Thomas Albert (R) on March 10, 2021
To adopt a version of the bill that only contains appropriations that had been in another bill but were line-item vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 10, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Joe Tate (D) on March 10, 2021
To adopt a version of the bill that appropriates the full amount of epidemic-related federal health and welfare funding all at once, rather than some now and some later, including a $378 million for renter subsidies. Also, to require Gov. Whitmer's executive recommendation for a 2021-2022 to be enacted for this bill to also become law.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 10, 2021
To appropriate $150 million in state dollars for deposit into the state unemployment insurance benefit fund to offset exposure to fraud and improper payments during the coronavirus epidemic. The bill also appropriates $405 million state tax dollars for tax and fee relief to businesses afflicted by coronavirus lockdowns. These appropriations had been in another bill but were line-item vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Received in the Senate on March 11, 2021
Substitute offered by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on March 17, 2021
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 17, 2021
Substitute offered by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) on March 17, 2021
To adopt a substitute that reflects Democratic caucus preferences.
The substitute failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on March 17, 2021.
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Received in the House on March 17, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Joe Tate (D) on March 17, 2021
To allocate a larger share of federal money available to the state now rather than later, including $378.3 million for rental subsidies for residential tenants.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 17, 2021
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Received in the Senate on March 18, 2021
Motion by Sen. Dan Lauwers (R) on March 18, 2021
To give the immediate effect.
The motion failed 20 to 15 in the Senate on March 18, 2021.
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