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2012 Senate Bill 952: Appropriations: Department of Education
  1. Introduced by Sen. Howard Walker (R) on February 14, 2012, to provide a “template” or “place holder” for the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Department of Education budget. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 14, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on April 24, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on April 25, 2012, to adopt a version of this budget that expresses the fiscal and policy preferences of the Republican-majority in the Senate on various spending items and program. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 25, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on April 25, 2012, to increase to 90 hours the maximum number of welfare-related "child development and care" service hours provided per recipient. The amendment failed 15 to 23 in the Senate on April 25, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on April 25, 2012, to spend an additional $4.2 million on "college access challenge grants". The amendment failed 12 to 26 in the Senate on April 25, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on April 25, 2012, to spend an additional $2 million on a government "college access" program. The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 25, 2012.
  2. Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate on April 25, 2012, the Senate version of the Department of Education budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2012. This would appropriate $324.8 million, of which $244.5 million would come from the federal government. Note: This budget contains $156.1 million in welfare-related government programs for school age children previously part of the Department of Human Services budget.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on April 25, 2012.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Chuck Moss (R) on May 2, 2012, Rep. Moss moved to substitute (H-1) the bill. The motion prevailed. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 2, 2012.
  4. Passed 63 to 47 in the House on May 2, 2012, to send the bill back to the Senate "stripped" of all actual appropriations. This vote is basically a procedural method of launching negotiations to work out the differences between the House and Senate budgets.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on May 3, 2012.
  6. Failed 1 to 37 in the Senate on May 3, 2012, to concur with a House-passed version of the bill. The vote sends the bill to a House-Senate conference committee to work out the differences.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Received in the Senate on May 30, 2012.
  8. Failed 0 to 35 in the Senate on May 30, 2012, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Received in the Senate on May 30, 2012.
  10. Passed 31 to 5 in the Senate on May 30, 2012, the House-Senate conference report for the Department of Education budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2012. This would appropriate $328.9 million, of which $244.5 million would come from the federal government. Note: This budget contains $156.1 million in welfare-related government programs for school age children previously part of the Department of Human Services budget. Note: House Bill 5365 contains an identical version of this conference report.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  11. Received in the House on May 30, 2012.

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