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April 24, 2015, MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call

“Early Warning System” for overspending school districts

 

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Senate Bill 233, Revise vehicle trade in tax break detail: Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate

To revise a 2013 law that exempts from sales tax the value of a trade-in when buying a motor vehicle, titled watercraft or recreational vehicle, so that it also applies to purchases made from out of state dealers. Under the 2013 law the tax exemption will supposedly be phased in over 24 years.

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House Bill 4325, Establish overspending public school “early warning system”: Passed 60 to 49 in the House

To require school districts to submit their annual budget projections and assumptions to the state each July, and require intermediate school districts to declare whether they concur with the projections and assumptions. Non-concurrence would trigger a detailed reporting and oversight process. The intention of this and related bills is to create an “early warning system” for school districts with financial problems.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”


House Bill 4328, Authorize withholding state money from overspending school districts: Passed 58 to 51 in the House

To give the Department of Treasury the authority to withhold state school aid payments from an overspending school district that fails to submit an acceptable “deficit elimination plan,” or that then falls more deeply into financial trouble.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”


House Bill 4329, Authorize emergency manager for chronically overspending school district: Passed 59 to 50 in the House

To authorize appointment of an Emergency Manager for a public school district that fails to comply with an “enhanced deficit elimination plan” required by House Bill 4327 for a district whose regular deficit elimination plan failed to fix the problem.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”


House Bill 4331, Increase municipal and school “emergency loan” funding: Passed 64 to 45 in the House

To increase from $50 million to $100 million the amount allocated through 2018 for “financial emergency” loans from the state to public school districts, and increase from $35 million to $85 million the amount of such loans to local governments.

Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No”

 

Most viewed bills

2015 Senate Bill 248
Expand auto theft prevention authority duties

  2015 Senate Bill 68
Expand scope of practice for nurses

  2015 House Bill 4122
Repeal film producer subsidies

  2015 House Bill 4001
Repeal “prevailing wage” law

 

2015

Bills Introduced
0993
Amendments Introduced
0262
New Laws Passed
0037

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