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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.

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