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2007 Senate Bill 861: Authorize college tuition subsidy tax increment finance districts

Public Act 549 of 2008

Introduced by Sen. Gerald Van Woerkom (R) on October 29, 2007
To authorize the creation of “promise zone” tax increment financing authorities (TIFA) in low income and low educational attainment areas that would be authorized to “capture" a portion of any increases in state education property tax revenue in the area and use the money to subsidize college tuition for students from the area.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on October 29, 2007
Reported in the Senate on December 10, 2008
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 10, 2008
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that caps the number of "promise zones" at 10, and also allows a student in a charter school to transfer to another charter school without having to participate in the "lottery" by which students on the school's waiting list are admitted.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 10, 2008
Passed 24 to 13 in the Senate on December 10, 2008.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To authorize the creation of up to 10 “promise zone” tax increment financing authorities (TIFA) in low income and low educational attainment areas that would be authorized to “capture" a portion of any increases in state education property tax revenue in the area and use the money to subsidize college tuition for students from the area. Also, to allow a student in a charter school to transfer to another charter school without having to participate in the "lottery" by which students on the school's waiting list are admitted (most charter schools have more students who want to attend than space for them).
Received in the House on December 11, 2008
Referred to the House Education Committee on December 11, 2008
Substitute offered by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on December 19, 2008
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details and removes the provision allowing a student in a charter school to transfer to another charter school without having to participate in the "lottery" by which students on the school's waiting list are admitted.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 19, 2008
Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on December 19, 2008
To reduce the maximum number of public officials allowed on a zone authority's board from five to three.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 19, 2008
Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on December 19, 2008
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 5375, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 5375 is the House version of the other bill in this legislative package.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 19, 2008
Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on December 19, 2008
To increase the cap on the scholarship that can go to students attending non-public universities, by basing in on the average amount needed to get a bachelor degree at a state university, not an associate degree at a community college.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 19, 2008
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on December 19, 2008
The vote by which the House passed the bill.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on December 19, 2008
Received in the House on December 19, 2008
To authorize the creation of up to 10 “promise zone” tax increment financing authorities (TIFA) in low income and low educational attainment areas that would be authorized to “capture" a portion of any increases in state education property tax revenue in the area and use the money to partially subsidize college tuition for students from the area attending institutions in Michigan.
Received in the Senate on December 19, 2008
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on January 13, 2009

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