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2007 House Bill 4592: Mandate consolidation of school noninstructional services

Public Act 63 of 2007

Introduced by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on April 5, 2007
To require school districts to transfer their procurement, human resources, busing, contracting activities and other non-instructional services to their intermediate school districts. The bill would give the Department of Education the authority to establish standards and cooperative procedures to gradually accomplish this.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on April 5, 2007
Reported in the House on May 22, 2007
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 22, 2007
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that eliminates the requirement to gradually act on a school noninstructional services consolidation plan, and instead only require districts and ISDs to make up a plan.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2007
Amendment offered by Rep. John Moolenaar (R) on May 22, 2007
To also require the consolidation plan to include employee health insurance.
The amendment failed 44 to 65 in the House on May 22, 2007.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Rep. Judy Emmons (R) on May 22, 2007
To also require the consolidation plan to include opportunities for cost savings that may be achieved by seeking competitive bids and privatizing noninstructional school services like busing, food service and custodians.
The amendment failed 46 to 62 in the House on May 22, 2007.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To require school districts to create a plan to transfer their procurement, human resources, busing, contracting activities and other non-instructional services to their intermediate school districts. The bill would not require districts and ISDs to act on the plans, or to make plans to seek competitive bids on the services.
Received in the Senate on May 24, 2007
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on May 24, 2007
Reported in the Senate on August 8, 2007
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on September 4, 2007
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that requires ISDs to do the proposed consolidation study, not regular school districts.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 4, 2007
Amendment offered by Sen. Ron Jelinek (R) on September 6, 2007
To clarify that an ISD that has already done a consolidation study doesn't have to do another one.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 6, 2007
Amendment offered by Sen. Ron Jelinek (R) on September 6, 2007
To require the consolidation study report ISDs prepare to calculate cost savings on a per-district basis, not a per-student basis.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 6, 2007
To require Intermediate School Districts to create a plan to consolidate the procurement, human resources, busing, contracting activities and other non-instructional services of their constituent regular school districts. The bill would not require districts and ISDs to act on the plans, or to make plans to seek competitive bids on the services.
Received in the House on September 6, 2007
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on September 18, 2007

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