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2021 House Bill 4409: Appropriations: 2021-22 Department of Transportation budget
Introduced by Rep. Scott VanSingel (R) on March 2, 2021
To provide a template or "place holder" the Department of Transportation budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. This bill contains nominal appropriations only, but may be amended at a later date to include real ones.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 2, 2021
Reported in the House on May 11, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Bradley Slagh (R) on May 12, 2021
To require signs placed by the department on road projects boasting that they are "bond financed" to also disclose the estimated cost of this government borrowing.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 12, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Samantha Steckloff (D) on May 12, 2021
To spend more on local rail grade separation and freeway soundwall grants.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 12, 2021
The House version of the Department of Transportation budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2021. This would appropriate $5.385 billion of which $1.448 billion is federal money.
Received in the Senate on May 13, 2021
Referred to the Senate on May 13, 2021
To send the bill back to the House "stripped" of all actual appropriations except $100 “placeholders.” This is part of a process for reconciling the House and Senate-passed department budgets for the next fiscal year.
Received in the House on May 19, 2021
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill. The failed vote is a procedural device used for launching negotiations over the differences between the House and Senate budgets, and eventually for negotiating a final budget between a Republican-controlled legislature and a Democratic governor.

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