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2011 House Bill 4496: Authorize certain community college bachelors degrees

Public Act 495 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. John Walsh (R) on March 24, 2011 To allow community colleges to grant bachelor degrees in nursing, cement technology, maritime technology, energy production technology or culinary arts.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on March 24, 2011
Reported in the House on June 8, 2011 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Vicki Barnett (D) on June 22, 2011 To prohibit community colleges from offering bachelor degree programs that have not met the requirements of national or regional accreditation bodies.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 22, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Vicki Barnett (D) on June 22, 2011 To prohibit community college bachelor degree programs if they would compete with a nearby state university program.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 22, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa L. Howze (D) on June 22, 2011 To require community college bachelor degree nursing programs to be approved by the state government board of nursing.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 22, 2011
Passed 67 to 43 in the House on June 23, 2011 (same description)
To allow community colleges to grant bachelor degrees in nursing, cement technology, maritime technology, energy production technology or culinary arts.
Received in the Senate on June 29, 2011
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on June 29, 2011
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 13, 2012 To more precisely define the bachelor degrees community colleges could offer.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 13, 2012
Passed 20 to 17 in the Senate on December 13, 2012 (same description)
To allow community colleges to grant bachelor degrees in nursing, cement technology, maritime technology, energy production technology or culinary arts.
Received in the House on December 13, 2012
Passed 65 to 44 in the House on December 13, 2012 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 27, 2012

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