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2013 House Bill 4295: Adjust school budget projections, appropiate extra money

Public Act 116 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on February 20, 2013, to provide a template or "place holder" for a potential supplemental school aid appropriation for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 20, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on February 27, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 5, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Bill Rogers (R) on March 5, 2014, to spend $1.8 million for a contract to provide schools a “sustainable, interactive health and nutrition education platform and personal responsibility health behavior record” that would collect “personal use health behavior data that are cumulative and accessible in real time only to the user and those authorized by the user through a secure online dashboard.” It would also include “age- and developmentally appropriate self-monitoring through the recording of health habits, including, but not limited to, dietary intake and physical activity…that provides a personal responsibility health record,” and more. Parents would have to “opt in” for their children to be included. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on March 5, 2014, to require the proposal to provide students with "information technology education opportunities" be distributed to all community colleges. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Andy Schor (D) on March 5, 2014, to appropriate $2 million for a year-round school pilot program. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on March 5, 2014, to spend an extra $30 million various programs targeted at "at risk" students. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on March 5, 2014, to make a few additional districts eligible for already-approved supplemental funding in excess of what the standard funding formula provides. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes (D) on March 5, 2014, to increase the amount the bill would appropriate for transition costs related to dissolving the fiscally failed Buena Vista and Inkster school districts. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes (D) on March 5, 2014, to increase the amount the bill would appropriate for transition costs related to dissolving the fiscally failed Buena Vista and Inkster school districts. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. David Knezek (D) on March 5, 2014, to not authorize using extra Buena Vista and Inkster school district dissolution money to tear down buildings. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. David Knezek (D) on March 5, 2014, to not limit the extra Buena Vista and Inkster school district dissolution money to $2.5 million each. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. David Knezek (D) on March 5, 2014, to require all districts eligible for extra Buena Vista and Inkster school district dissolution money the bill authorizes to get some of it. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Bill Rogers (R) on March 5, 2014, to not appropriate $1.8 million for the student nutrition and behavior tracking software proposed by the previous Rogers amendment, but instead authorize the program while leaving the actual amount to be decided later. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Bill Rogers (R) on March 5, 2014, to combine the two previous Rogers amendments inserting a nominal "placeholder" appropriation for a student nutrition and behavior tracking software program. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2014.
  2. Passed 107 to 3 in the House on March 5, 2014, to make adjustments to the school aid budget for the current fiscal year to reflect lower than expected student counts, and appropriate extra money for various purposes, including a $51.7 federal "early learning challenge grant" the state applied for. This will pay for government programs that are "culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate...for high-needs children from birth to kindergarten entry" and that "promote children’s physical, social, and emotional health" among other things; training for employees who perform these activities; monitoring systems and more. The bill also authorizes a student nutrition and behavior tracking software program for schools. It appropriates $5 million for transition costs related to dissolving the fiscally failed Buena Vista and Inkster school districts; $2 million for a year-round school pilot program; $3.9 million for contracts to provide students "information technology education opportunities; and more.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 6, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on March 6, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 20, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on March 20, 2014, to adopt a version of the bill that does not permit school districts to reduce the required number of days and hours of instruction in the 2013-2014 school year due to harsh winter weather, and does not include a student nutrition and behavior tracking software program authorized by the House. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 20, 2014.
  4. Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on March 20, 2014, to make adjustments to the school aid budget for the current fiscal year to reflect lower than expected student counts, and appropriate extra money for various purposes, including a $51.7 federal "early learning challenge grant" the state applied for. This will pay for government programs that are "culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate...for high-needs children from birth to kindergarten entry" and that "promote children’s physical, social, and emotional health" among other things; training for employees who perform these activities; monitoring systems and more. It appropriates $5 million for transition costs related to dissolving the fiscally failed Buena Vista and Inkster school districts; $2 million for a year-round school pilot program; $2 million for class size reductions; $3.9 million for contracts to provide students "information technology education opportunities; and more.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on March 20, 2014.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Bill Rogers (R) on March 26, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 26, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on March 26, 2014, to add back the $30 million in extra spending approved by the Senate but removed by the House for grants to schools with more "at risk" students, and make some other changes in school funding formula details. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 26, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on March 26, 2014, to add back the $2 million the Senate added and the House removed for class size reduction grants. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 26, 2014.
  6. Passed 105 to 4 in the House on March 26, 2014, to adopt a version of the bill that does not contain $30 million in extra spending approved by the Senate for grants to schools with more "at risk" students, or $2 million the Senate added for class size reduction grants. This version also increases to $750,000 a cap on how much a single school district can get from a year-round school pilot program grant the bill funds, and does not authorize a student nutrition and behavior tracking software program for schools included in the original House version.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Received in the Senate on March 27, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on March 27, 2014, to add back the $2 million the Senate added and the House removed for class size reduction grants. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 27, 2014.
    • Moved to reconsider by Sen. Tupac Hunter (D) on March 27, 2014, the vote by which the amendments were adopted. The motion passed 25 to 12 in the Senate on March 27, 2014.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered in the Senate on March 27, 2014, to add back the $2 million the Senate added and the House removed for class size reduction grants. The amendment failed 18 to 19 in the Senate on March 27, 2014.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on March 27, 2014, to add back the $30 million in extra spending approved by the Senate but removed by the House for grants to schools with more "at risk" students, and make some other changes in school funding formula details. The amendment failed 18 to 19 in the Senate on March 27, 2014.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  8. Passed 23 to 14 in the Senate on March 27, 2014, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 7, 2014.

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