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2007 Senate Bill 188: Revise vocational education definition in school code

Public Act 45 of 2007

Introduced by Sen. Gerald Van Woerkom (R) on February 8, 2007
To expand the purposes for which an Intermediate School District may spend millage revenue collected for career and technical education, add the term, "career and technical education" to the definition of vocational education in the school code, and revise the definition of the term.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on February 8, 2007
Reported in the Senate on May 15, 2007
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on May 16, 2007
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 16, 2007
To add the term, "career and technical education" to the definition of vocational education in the school code, and include the following in the definition: "Education designed to provide career development and the knowledge and skills leading to entry-level technical employment or higher education in a technical field. Career and technical education programs include classroom and laboratory experiences and work-based instruction.” The bill authorizes a variety of expenditures by Intermediate School districts in furtherance of this function, and establishes required procedures and regulations related to it.
Received in the House on May 17, 2007
Referred to the House Education Committee on May 17, 2007
Reported in the House on June 19, 2007
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 27, 2007
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described. It pushes back implementation by six months, and increases the threshold at which ISDs must obtain competitive bids on purchases from $17,932 to $19,211.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 27, 2007
Amendment offered by Rep. David Robertson (R) on June 27, 2007
To require ISDs that don't have popularly elected boards to get permission from the state for the broader allowable uses of vocational education tax dollars proposed by the bill.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 27, 2007
To expand the purposes for which an Intermediate School District may spend millage revenue collected for career and technical education, add the term, "career and technical education" to the definition of vocational education in the school code, and revise the definition of the term. The bill establishes required procedures and regulations related to this spending, and increases the threshold at which ISDs must obtain competitive bids on purchases from $17,932 to $19,211.
Received in the Senate on June 28, 2007
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on July 17, 2007

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