Introduced by Sen. Darwin Booher (R) on February 14, 2012 To provide a “template” or “place holder” for the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Community Colleges budget. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 14, 2012
Reported in the Senate on April 24, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on April 25, 2012 To adopt a version of this budget that expresses the fiscal and policy preferences of the Republican-majority in the Senate on various spending items and programs.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 25, 2012
Amendment offered by Sen. Glenn Anderson (D) on April 25, 2012 To increase community college spending by $13.8 million, and add some additional money to cover the extra amount colleges will have to contribute to cover underfunded employee pensions and optional retiree health insurance benefits.
Amendment offered by Sen. Glenn Anderson (D) on April 25, 2012 To not use money from the state School Aid Fund for this budget, but instead use money from the state general fund. Although under the state constitution the SAF is to be "exclusively for aid to school districts, higher education, and school employees’ retirement systems," the K-12 public school establishment contends that the 1994 Proposal A initiative earmarking a sales tax increase to the SAF means it can only be used for K-12 schools.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on April 25, 2012
Substitute offered by Rep. Chuck Moss (R) on May 2, 2012 To strip out all of the appropriations of the Senate-passed version of the bill, which is basically a procedural method of launching negotiations to work out the differences between the House and Senate budgets.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 2, 2012