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2021 House Bill 4047: Appropriate supplemental coronavirus dollars
Introduced by Rep. Timothy Beson (R) on January 27, 2021
To appropriate $393.5 million state dollars to give property tax and other relief to “afflicted businesses” impacted by state coronavirus lockdowns including restaurants and bars, “exercise facilities, “recreation facilities or places of public amusement,” and “entertainment venues." Also, to appropriate $150 million to the state unemployment insurance system “for offsetting expected exposure to state fraud and improper payments" during the epidemic.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on January 27, 2021
Reported in the House on February 3, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Rachel Hood (D) on February 4, 2021
To withhold the proposed assistance to Michigan businesses that suffered due to state lockdowns unless lawmakers agree to extend the limit on Michigan unemployment benefits from 20 weeks to 26 weeks.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 4, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Tyrone Carter (D) on February 4, 2021
To appropriate $5 million for the legilslature.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 4, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Shri Thanedar (D) on February 4, 2021
To appropriate $241 million for certain corporate and developer subsidies, and for various social welfare type benefits to individuals involved in certain government job training programs.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 4, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Amos O'Neal (D) on February 4, 2021
To spend $5 million to hire a particular nonprofit to provide "pre-apprenticeship program for energy" for "residents from underrepresented groups and economically distressed communities, providing them with the skills needed for entry into federally registered apprenticeships in the energy sector".
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 4, 2021
Received in the Senate on February 9, 2021
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 9, 2021
Reported in the Senate on February 25, 2021
To adopt a version of the bill that uses it as a "vehicle" to make much larger appropriations of federal and state cororavirus relief dollars.
Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) on March 2, 2021
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on March 2, 2021.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To appropriate $2.309 billion in state and federal epidemic relief dollars, with $1.677 federal money and $632 million coming from state taxpayers. Of this, $600 million would go for food stamps, $150 million for unemployment benefits, $150 million to temporary raises for front-line social welfare direct care workers, $110 million for vaccines, $547 million for more coronavirus testing and lab grants, $282 million in rental housing subsidies of which $62 million is for administration, $300 million state dollars for property tax relief and much more. Of the testing and lab grant dollars, $347.3 million can only be spent if a bill passes limiting state health department emergency orders to 28 days without legislative approval (see Senate Bill 1).
Received in the House on March 3, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Samantha Steckloff (D) on March 3, 2021
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 3, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Felicia Brabec (D) on March 3, 2021
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 3, 2021
Substitute offered by Rep. Joe Tate (D) on March 3, 2021
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on March 3, 2021

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