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2013 Senate Bill 644: Revise “strict discipline academies” detail

Public Act 256 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on October 24, 2013, to allow “strict discipline academies” (which provide alternative schooling for students expelled for certain criminal offenses and juvenile offenders under a criminal sentence diversion agreement) to enroll students from high- or medium-security juvenile facilities, mental health facilities, or child caring institutions that are operated by a private agency.
    • Referred to the Senate Education Committee on October 24, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 6, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on March 13, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 13, 2014.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on March 18, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on March 18, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on March 18, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on June 4, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 96 to 14 in the House on June 12, 2014, to allow “strict discipline academies” (which provide alternative schooling for students expelled for certain criminal offenses and juvenile offenders under a criminal sentence diversion agreement) to enroll students from high- or medium-security juvenile facilities, mental health facilities, or child caring institutions that are operated by a private agency.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 28, 2014.

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