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2013 House Bill 4815: Establish procedures for dissolving fiscally failed school district

Public Act 97 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Bill Rogers (R) on June 6, 2013, to revise school aid distribution provisions in the state school code to reflect the proposal in House Bill 4814 to establish procedures for dissolving a fiscally failed school district and attaching its territory to nearby districts.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on June 6, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on June 13, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on June 13, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2013.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes (D) on June 13, 2013, to increase the amount of money the receiving school districts would get in per-pupil state aid, and make other changes to the state school aid law that are not directly related to the issues addressed by this bill. The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2013.
  2. Passed 58 to 49 in the House on June 13, 2013, to revise school aid distribution provisions in the state school aid act to reflect the proposal in House Bill 4814 to establish procedures for dissolving a fiscally failed school district and attaching its territory to nearby districts, with its per-pupil state funding going to those districts. The bill appropriates $2.7 million to compensate the receiving districts for money diverted to pay the dissolved district's debt, and another $2.2 million as a "bonus" for taking the failed district's students, with this funding bump to continue for four years.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on June 18, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate on June 18, 2013.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on June 19, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 19, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on June 19, 2013, to add an additional funding-bump "bonus" for the receiving school districts. The amendment failed 14 to 24 in the Senate on June 19, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  4. Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on June 19, 2013, to revise school aid distribution provisions in the state school aid act to reflect the proposal in House Bill 4814 to establish procedures for dissolving a fiscally failed school district and attaching its territory to nearby districts, with its per-pupil state funding going to those districts. The bill appropriates $2.7 million to compensate the receiving districts for money diverted to pay the dissolved district's debt, and another $2.2 million as a "bonus" for taking the failed district's students, with this funding bump to continue for four years.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on June 20, 2013.
  6. Passed 60 to 49 in the House on June 20, 2013, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 2, 2013.

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