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2017 Senate Bill 574: Require ISDs share “enhancement” property taxes with charter schools

Public Act 23 of 2018

Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on September 14, 2017
To require revenue extracted by “regional enhancement” property taxes levied by Intermediate School Districts and distributed to conventional public school districts to also be shared with public charter schools within the ISD district.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on September 14, 2017
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on September 14, 2017
Reported in the Senate on October 11, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on October 17, 2017
To only distribute ISD "enhancement" property tax revenue to charter schools in existence when the tax hike is approved by voters.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 17, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on October 18, 2017
To require any property or assets acquired by a charter school using any money from an ISD "enhancement" tax is considered public property and not owned by managers or board members of the charter.
The amendment failed 15 to 22 in the Senate on October 18, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on October 18, 2017
To require charter schools to pay into the school pension system as a condition of getting any revenue from an ISD "enhancement" tax, even though only a small number of charters have any employees enrolled in the system.
The amendment failed 12 to 25 in the Senate on October 18, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on October 18, 2017
To require a charter school to have an elected board of trustees in order to get any revenue from an ISD "enhancement" tax.
The amendment failed 12 to 25 in the Senate on October 18, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Judy Emmons (R) on October 18, 2017
To require a charter school that gets any revenue from an ISD "enhancement" tax to use that money to benefit a school building within the ISD, and only allow it to get the money if at least 80 percent of its students live within the ISD district.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 18, 2017
Passed 23 to 14 in the Senate on October 18, 2017.
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(same description)
To require revenue extracted by “regional enhancement” property taxes levied by Intermediate School Districts and distributed to conventional public school districts to also be shared with public charter schools within the ISD district.
Received in the House on October 18, 2017
Referred to the House Education Reform Committee on October 18, 2017
Reported in the House on November 2, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R) on January 18, 2018
To require charter schools to pay into the school pension system as a condition of getting any revenue from an ISD "enhancement" tax, even though only a small number of charters have any employees enrolled in the system.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on January 18, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeremy Moss (D) on January 18, 2018
To prohibit charter schools that contract with an education management company from getting a share of enhancement millage revenue.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on January 18, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. William Sowerby (D) on January 18, 2018
To prohibit a charter school that contracts with a for-profit education management company from getting any ISD enhancement tax money.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on January 18, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Kristy Pagan (D) on January 18, 2018
To tie-bar the bill to Senate Joint Resolution D or House Joint Resoluton Z, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. Those measures would amend the state constitution to prohibit a charter school board from contracting with a for-profit education management company run the school.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on January 18, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Christine Greig (D) on January 18, 2018
To tie-bar the bill to House Bills 5286 to 5294, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 5456 began as the same bill, but the provisions of it and this bill were divided up between both bills. Those bills would impose additional charter school restrictions, requirements and disclosures.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on January 18, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Laura Cox (R) on January 18, 2018
To only give charter schools half the amount of enhancement tax revenue per student than conventional school districts get.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on January 18, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Tedder (R) on January 18, 2018
To require 100 percent of its students to reside within the ISD for a "cyber-school" operating under a form of state receivership (which has the label "school of excellence") as a condition of to getting a share of the money, rather than 80 percent of them.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on January 18, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry Inman (R) on January 18, 2018
To not allow a charter to get the money if there are unresolved problems revealed by recent financial audits, and also require a charter to have a special education program that complies with state and federal law as a condition of getting the money. Note: Under current law charter schools are subject to the same requirement to serve special education students as district schools.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on January 18, 2018
Passed 55 to 52 in the House on January 18, 2018.
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To require revenue extracted by future “regional enhancement” property taxes that are levied by Intermediate School Districts and distributed to conventional public school districts to also be shared with public charter schools within the ISD district. Also, to let the ISD itself get some of the money.
Received in the Senate on January 24, 2018
Passed 23 to 14 in the Senate on January 24, 2018.
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To concur with the House-passed version of the bill, which establishes that it only applies to future "enhancement" millages, not ones that have already been approved by voters.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on February 12, 2018

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