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2021 Senate Bill 27: Epidemic-related supplemental spending
Introduced by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on January 13, 2021
To provide a template or "place holder" for a potential supplemental appropriation for the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and Department of Health and Human Services in the current 2020-2021 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 Senate Appropriations Committee on January 13, 2021
Reported in the Senate on March 18, 2021
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on March 25, 2021
To authorize county prosecutors to use the proposed grant money to not just investigate "the long-term care and residential care facility policies implemented by the governor," but also investigate "coordination between republican political campaigns and policy makers regarding any investigation" the bill would pay for.
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on March 25, 2021.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Substitute offered by Sen. Winnie Brinks (D) on March 25, 2021
To adopt a version of the bill that appropriates all the federal epidemic relief and economic stimulus money earmarked for Michigan now rather than some now and some later.
The substitute failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on March 25, 2021.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To appropriate $1.25 million for county prosecutors to investigate "the long-term care and residential care facility policies implemented by the governor" in response to the coronavirus epidemic and "data on infection and transmission rates, tracking, tracing, and number of deaths associated with these facilities".
Received in the House on March 25, 2021
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 25, 2021
Substitute offered by Rep. Thomas Albert (R) on June 30, 2021
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 30, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Thomas Albert (R) on June 30, 2021
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 30, 2021
Received in the Senate on July 15, 2021
To appropriate $367 million federal coronavirus relief and "stimulus" dollars to several social welfare-related programs, plus $17 million state taxpayer dollars. Most would go to hospitals, nursing homes and child care facilities to boost front-line workers' pay. Another $12.7 million would go to the State Police, and $7 million state dollars would go into a fund to compensate wrongfully imprisoned individuals.

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