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2009 House Bill 4860: Appropriations: 2009-2010 school aid supplemental budget

Public Act 204 of 2010

  1. Introduced by Rep. Terry Brown (D) on April 29, 2009, to provide a “template” or “place holder” for a Fiscal Year (FY) 2009-2010 multisection school aid supplemental budget. This budget contains no appropriations, but these may be added later to make changes to current or future appropriations.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on April 29, 2009.
      • Reported in the House on November 3, 2009, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on November 5, 2009, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that appropriates $159 million in federal “stimulus” money that currently is being reserved for next year’s school budget to “undo” school spending reductions implemented by Gov. Jennifer Granholm through “executive order” per pupil foundation grant cuts. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 5, 2009.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jennifer Haase (D) on November 5, 2009, to establish as the "intent of the legislature" that future school budgets be adopted by June 1 each year. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 5, 2009.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Dan Scripps (D) on November 5, 2009, to use $7.5 million from proposed tax increases to pay for certain pre-school programs. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 5, 2009.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Marc Corriveau (D) on November 5, 2009, to use $27.5 million from proposed tax increases to put back into the budget half of the $54 million in so-called “Section 20(j)” money that Gov. Granholm line-item vetoed from K-12 School Aid Budget. This money is is granted to 51 particular school districts that tend to be wealthier ones, with some exceptions. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 5, 2009.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jennifer Haase (D) and Rep. Mike Huckleberry (D) on November 5, 2009, to appropriate $27.5 million from proposed tax hikes to school districts that get relatively smaller foundation grants ("equity grants").
  2. Passed 74 to 29 in the House on November 5, 2009, to appropriate $159 million in federal “stimulus” money that currently is being reserved for next year’s school budget, and another $59 million the House proposes getting from various tax hikes, to “undo” school spending reductions implemented by Gov. Jennifer Granholm through line-item budget vetoes and “executive order” per pupil foundation grant cuts. The bill would restore half the so-called “section 20(j)” to certain (mostly) wealthier school districts; undo $117 per pupil of the executive order cuts; and add $7.6 million in spending for certain preschool programs.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on November 10, 2009.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on November 10, 2009.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on September 29, 2010, to adopt a substitute that makes several minor adjustments to the 2010-2011 school aid budget passed in July. The federal "stimulus" money in the House-passed version of the bill is now in House Bill 5872. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 29, 2010.
  4. Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on September 29, 2010, to adjust the 2010-2011 school aid budget passed in July to reflect school bond refinancing savings and discontinuing reimbursements to schools for foregone revenue due to "renaissance zone" tax breaks. Also, to authorize several additional minor spending items, including money for Pontiac Schools, libraries, and a Saginaw Valley State University agriculture program. The appropriation of federal "stimulus" money in the House-passed version is now in House Bill 5872, which passed the Senate 29 to 9.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on September 29, 2010.
  6. Passed 68 to 35 in the House on September 29, 2010, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill, which uses it only to make some minor adjustments to the 2010-2011school aid budget ; the appropriation of federal "stimulus" money in the House-passed version is now in House Bill 5872.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on October 11, 2010.

Comments

Re: 2009 House Bill 4860 (Appropriations: 2009-2010 school aid supplemental budget )  by MichiganVotes.org Editor on September 30, 2010 


Senator Patterson, under his constitutional right of protest (Art. 4, Sec. 18), protested against the passage of House Bill No. 4860 and moved that the statement he made during the discussion of the bill be printed as his reasons for voting “no.”


The motion prevailed.



Senator Patterson’s statement is as follows:


So where does this money come from that we are spending again today? Well, I am looking at a Legislative Digest from the United States House Republican Conference, certainly a reliable source, and this money comes from Harry Reid and Patty Murray. It is $26.1 billion in federal bailouts for states that is partially offset with permanent tax increases and rescissions. The bill provides $10 billion for state education bailout. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the bill increases the deficit by $12.6 billion.


Whether or not you are convinced by the United States House Republican Conference, perhaps you will be convinced by a Gongwer selection that appears to state: “The state GOP hits House candidates on federal stimulus spending.” Can you imagine that the state Grand Old Party is attacking House Democrats in our own State House for excessive spending of bailout money? “According to the Republican Party spokesperson Jennifer Hoff, she wasn’t aware of the calls that were being made, but the liberals in Lansing supported wasting $862 billion of our tax dollars.” That was a flyer that was sent out. I actually received one of those at my home. The liberals are spending this bailout money like it was their own rather than stepping up and holding the line as true conservatives do.





Re: 2009 House Bill 4860 (Appropriations: 2009-2010 school aid supplemental budget )  by Admin003 on November 6, 2009 

 


Rep. Agema, having reserved the right to explain his protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:


“Mr. Speaker and members of the House:


There are many additions to this original bill obtaining money from funds that don’t exist. How can we in good conscience vote for things that come from shadow funds. This will result in higher taxes because the legislature has no ability to actually stop spending money that doesn’t exist. Also, in testimony given yesterday, we’re not even sure if we will be required to pay the money back to the federal government because there is not enough maintenance of effort on our part because revenues have declined so much. This is a bad bill made to require a bad vote by legislators for political agenda.”



2009 House Bill 4860 (Appropriations: 2009-2010 school aid supplemental budget )  by admin on January 1, 2001 
Introduced in the House on April 29, 2009, to appropriate $159 million in federal “stimulus” money that currently is being reserved for next year’s school budget, and another $59 million the House proposes getting from various tax hikes, to “undo” school spending reductions implemented by Gov. Jennifer Granholm through line-item budget vetoes and “executive order” per pupil foundation grant cuts. The bill would restore half the so-called “section 20(j)” to certain (mostly) wealthier school districts; undo $117 per pupil of the executive order cuts; and add $7.6 million in spending for certain preschool programs

The vote was 74 in favor, 29 opposed and 7 not voting

(House Roll Call 535 at House Journal 0)

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