Introduced by Rep. Amanda Price R-Holland on November 30, 2011
As originally introduced, the bill would have appropriated $62 million of federal welfare money to pay the heating bills of “needy families facing circumstances beyond their control.” This provision was removed and the bill used as a "vehicle" for different purpose.. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on November 30, 2011
Reported in the House on December 7, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on December 7, 2011
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 House on December 7, 2011
To water-down the requirement in the state budget enacted for the current year that local governments must adopt certain fiscal and transparency reforms as a condition for receiving a portion of their state revenue sharing money. In particular, the bill essentially eliminates the revenue sharing "incentive grant" requirement that municipal employees must contribute at least 20 percent toward the cost of their health insurance fringe benefits.