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2003 House Bill 4947: Require open ISD board appointments

Public Act 233 of 2004

  1. Introduced by Rep. John Gleason (D) on July 2, 2003, to require the public disclosure of school boards' voting preferences for Intermediate School District (ISD) board members. Note: ISD’s are government entities which receive and spend tax dollars. In most cases their governing boards are not popularly elected, but are selected by regular school district boards within the ISD. This is one of a number of bills which have been introduced to reform ISDs.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on July 2, 2003.
    • Reported in the House on March 16, 2004, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 16, 2004, to replace the previous version of the bill with one containing technical changes that do not affect its substance as previously described.
  2. Passed 106 to 0 in the House on March 16, 2004, to require the public disclosure of school boards' voting preferences for Intermediate School District (ISD) board members, and that the vote for ISD board members take place in an open public meeting. Note: ISD’s are government entities which receive and spend tax dollars. In most cases their governing boards are not popularly elected, but are selected by regular school district boards within the ISD.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 17, 2004.
    • Referred to the Senate Education Committee on March 17, 2004.
      • Referred in the Senate on June 29, 2004, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on June 30, 2004, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 30, 2004.
  4. Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on July 1, 2004, to require the public disclosure of school boards' voting preferences for Intermediate School District (ISD) board members, and that the vote for ISD board members take place in an open public meeting. Note: ISD’s are government entities which receive and spend tax dollars. In most cases their governing boards are not popularly elected, but are selected by regular school district boards within the ISD.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on July 6, 2004.
  6. Passed 104 to 0 in the House on July 6, 2004, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on July 21, 2004.

Comments

Not necessarily a good thing for popular electon  by Anonymous Citizen on July 6, 2004 
Requiring of ISD boards to be selected by popular vote would eliminate, in some cases, some very good individuals from becoming board members due to where they reside (rural school district) Large school districts already control too much and equal representation must be a priority.

Make a popular election  by Anonymous Citizen on July 10, 2003 
To get the best representation- we need I.S.D. boards to be elected officals from the citizens of the particular districts. Not appointed by school boards like they are now.

2003 House Bill 4947 (Require open ISD board appointments)  by admin on January 1, 2001 
Introduced in the House on July 2, 2003, to require the public disclosure of school boards' voting preferences for Intermediate School District (ISD) board members, and that the vote for ISD board members take place in an open public meeting. Note: ISD’s are government entities which receive and spend tax dollars. In most cases their governing boards are not popularly elected, but are selected by regular school district boards within the ISD

The vote was 106 in favor, 0 opposed and 3 not voting

(House Roll Call 120 at House Journal 22)

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