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2021 Senate Bill 79: Appropriations: 2021-22 Department of Health and Human Services budget
Introduced by Sen. Rick Outman (R) on February 2, 2021
To provide a template or "place holder" budget for a potential Department of Health and Human Services budget in the 2021-2022 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2021. 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 February 2, 2021
Reported in the Senate on May 11, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on May 13, 2021
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 13, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Sylvia Santana (D) on May 13, 2021
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on May 13, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Sylvia Santana (D) on May 13, 2021
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on May 13, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) on May 13, 2021
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on May 13, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Erika Geiss (D) on May 13, 2021
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on May 13, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Adam Hollier (D) on May 13, 2021
To add spending and staff to a primary care initiative.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on May 13, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Winnie Brinks (D) on May 13, 2021
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on May 13, 2021.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Tom Barrett (R) on May 13, 2021
To prohibit the state health and welfare department from spending any money to develop, implement, or enforce any proposal or process to impose vaccine "passport" requirements. Another provision would ban imposing facemask mandates on any under age 18.
The amendment passed 20 to 15 in the Senate on May 13, 2021.
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The Senate version of the Department of Health and Human Services budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2021. This covers welfare and Medicaid spending and is by far the state's largest annual appropriation. The bill would authorize $31.596 billion in gross spending, of which $21.191 billion is federal money, and $8.329 billion comes from state and local taxes and fees. The bill uses federal epidemic relief and stimulus dollars to increase spending in a number of areas and replace state dollars with federal money in others. It would also prohibit the state health and welfare department from spending any money to develop, implement, or enforce any proposal or process to impose vaccine "passport" requirements.
Received in the House on May 18, 2021
Substitute offered by Rep. Thomas Albert (R) on May 19, 2021
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 19, 2021
To send back to the Senate a substitute version of the bill that is "stripped" of all actual appropriations, and instead authorizes just $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 Senate on May 25, 2021
Received in the Senate on June 10, 2021

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