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2016 House Bill 5296: Make "downpayment" on Detroit school bailout

Public Act 54 of 2016

Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on February 2, 2016 To provide a template or "place holder" for a potential supplemental multidepartment appropriation for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 2, 2016
Reported in the House on March 16, 2016 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on March 17, 2016 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that uses this as a "vehicle" bill for a partial bailout of the insolvent Detroit public school system.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 17, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Brian Banks (D) on March 17, 2016 To not make the appropriation contingent on including the Detroit school system under a financial reform oversight panel created for the city of Detroit as a condition of a state bailout given to the city.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 17, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Alberta Tinsley Talabi (D) on March 17, 2016 To not allow the appropriated money to be used to fund the operations of a state-appointed emergency manager.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 17, 2016
Passed 104 to 5 in the House on March 17, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To appropriate $48.7 million to keep the insolvent Detroit school district afloat until the end of the current school year. This is essentially a "downpayment" on a larger bailout package whose details have yet to find a consensus (the House majority wants more education reforms). The bill essentially "borrows" the money from a state account used to pay for college scholarships, and also places the Detroit school district under the same state oversight commission created to oversee the city after its 2014 bailout(see House Bill 5385).
Received by Sen. Jim Ananich (D) on March 22, 2016
Referred to the Senate on March 22, 2016
Amendment offered in the Senate on March 24, 2016 To clarify provisions dealing with state oversight of the Detroit school district.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 24, 2016
Passed 29 to 7 in the Senate on March 24, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To appropriate $48.7 million to keep the insolvent Detroit school district afloat until the end of the current school year. This is essentially a "down-payment" on a larger bailout package whose details have yet to find a consensus (the House majority wants more education reforms, and is not friendly toward Senate-passed bills that potentially restrict the expansion of school choice in the city).
Received in the House on March 24, 2016
Passed 104 to 4 in the House on March 24, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 29, 2016

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