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2013 Senate Bill 199: Appropriations: Community Colleges
Introduced by Sen. Darwin Booher (R) on February 13, 2013 To provide a “template” or “place holder” for the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Community Colleges budget. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 13, 2013
Reported in the Senate on April 23, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on April 25, 2013 To adopt a version of this budget that expresses the fiscal and policy preferences of the Republican-majority in the Senate on various spending details.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 25, 2013
Amendment offered by Sen. Glenn Anderson (D) on April 25, 2013 To not use tax revenues earmarked to the state School Aid Fund in community college budget, but instead use non-earmarked (general fund) revenue. Although the state constitution explicitly authorizes using SAF money for higher education, the public school establishment contends that the 1994 Proposal A initiative earmarking a sales tax increase to the SAF means it can only be used for K-12 schools.
The amendment failed 17 to 19 in the Senate on April 25, 2013
Passed 21 to 15 in the Senate on April 25, 2013 The Senate version of the community colleges budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2013. This would appropriate $335.0 million in gross spending, compared to $294.1 million the previous year.
Received in the House on April 25, 2013
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on April 25, 2013
Substitute offered by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on May 14, 2013 To adopt a version of the budget that contains no appropriations, but is instead intended to launch negotiations to work out the differences between the House and Senate budgets.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 14, 2013
Passed 60 to 48 in the House on May 15, 2013 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.
Received in the Senate on May 16, 2013
Failed 0 to 38 in the Senate on May 16, 2013 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.
Received in the Senate on June 5, 2013
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 5, 2013

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