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2013 Senate Bill 492: Revise kindergarten minimum age detail

Public Act 479 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on September 12, 2013 To extend to “schools of choice” students (who attend a public school outside the district to which they are assigned) a 2012 law that requires children to be age 5 by Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten, rather than by Dec. 1 under current law. The date change is phased-in over three years.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on September 12, 2013
Reported in the Senate on October 3, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on October 15, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 15, 2013
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on October 16, 2013 (same description)
To extend to “schools of choice” students (who attend a public school outside the district to which they are assigned) a 2012 law that requires children to be age 5 by Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten, rather than by Dec. 1 under current law. The date change is phased-in over three years.
Received in the House on October 16, 2013
Referred to the House Education Committee on October 16, 2013
Reported in the House on December 17, 2014 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 109 to 0 in the House on December 18, 2014 (same description)
To extend to “schools of choice” students (who attend a public school outside the district to which they are assigned) a 2012 law that requires children to be age 5 by Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten, rather than by Dec. 1 under current law. The date change is phased-in over three years.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015

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