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2017 Senate Bill 249: Ban government, school district discrimination against charter schools

Public Act 98 of 2017

Introduced by Sen. Mike Shirkey (R) on March 16, 2017 To prohibit a school district or local government from refusing to sell property to a charter or private school, or taking other actions designed to keep these potential conventional public school competitors from using property for a lawful educational purpose. Prohibited actions could also include imposing deed or zoning restrictions. A number of local governments and conventional school districts have adopted such restrictions in the past.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on March 16, 2017
Reported in the Senate on May 10, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on May 18, 2017 To add a notice provision to the procedures proposed for a charter or private school that has a grievance.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 18, 2017
Passed 25 to 13 in the Senate on May 23, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To prohibit a school district or local government from refusing to sell property to a charter or private school, or taking other actions designed to keep these potential conventional public school competitors from using property for a lawful educational purpose. Prohibited actions could also include imposing deed or zoning restrictions. A number of local governments and conventional school districts have adopted such restrictions in the past.
Received in the House on May 23, 2017
Referred to the House Education Reform Committee on May 23, 2017
Reported in the House on June 8, 2017 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 60 to 47 in the House on June 20, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To prohibit a school district or local government from refusing to sell property to a charter or private school, or taking other actions designed to keep these potential conventional public school competitors from using property for a lawful educational purpose. Prohibited actions could also include imposing deed or zoning restrictions. A number of local governments and conventional school districts have adopted such restrictions in the past.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 13, 2017

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