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2005 House Bill 4803: Ban school year starting before Labor Day

Public Act 144 of 2005

Introduced by Rep. Edward Gaffney (R) on May 17, 2005
To prohibit public schools from starting the school year before Labor Day.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Great Lakes, Land Use, and Environment Committee on May 17, 2005
Reported in the House on June 23, 2005
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the Senate on August 31, 2005
Referred to the Senate Economic Development, Small Business and Regulatory Reform Committee on August 31, 2005
Reported in the Senate on September 20, 2005
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on September 20, 2005
To exempt schools that operate a year-round school or program from pre-Labor Day ban, and require the state Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish standards for what constitutes a "bona fide year round school or program".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 20, 2005
Passed 21 to 17 in the Senate on September 20, 2005.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To prohibit public schools from starting the school year before Labor Day. Year-round schools would be exempt.
Received in the House on September 20, 2005
Amendment offered by Rep. Shelley Goodman Taub (R) on September 20, 2005
To exempt a public school that is an "international baccalaureate academy" from the pre-Labor Day ban. This would apply to a school in Bloomfield Hills.
The amendment passed 57 to 50 in the House on September 20, 2005.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Passed 66 to 43 in the House on September 20, 2005.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Received in the Senate on September 21, 2005
To concur with the House-passed amendment to the bill, which clarifies a year-round school exemption.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on September 29, 2005

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