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2017 Senate Bill 702: Ban school districts and local governments from discriminating against charter schools

Public Act 7 of 2018

Introduced by Sen. Phil Pavlov (R) on December 5, 2017
To expand the definition of “deed restriction” in a 2017 law that prohibits a school district or local government from refusing to sell property to a charter or private school, or from taking other actions designed to keep these potential conventional public school competitors from using property for a lawful educational purpose. The bill would close loopholes that cities and school districts have used to discriminate against charter schools.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on December 5, 2017
Reported in the Senate on December 13, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on December 13, 2017.
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(same description)
To expand the definition of “deed restriction” in a 2017 law that prohibits a school district or local government from refusing to sell property to a charter or private school, or from taking other actions designed to keep these potential conventional public school competitors from using property for a lawful educational purpose. The bill would close loopholes that cities and school districts have used to discriminate against charter schools.
Received in the House on December 13, 2017
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on December 13, 2017
Reported in the House on January 11, 2018
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 61 to 45 in the House on January 11, 2018.
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(same description)
To expand the definition of “deed restriction” in a 2017 law that prohibits a school district or local government from refusing to sell property to a charter or private school, or from taking other actions designed to keep these potential conventional public school competitors from using property for a lawful educational purpose. The bill would close loopholes that cities and school districts have used to discriminate against charter schools.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 26, 2018

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