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2009 Senate Bill 698: Lower high school graduation standards
Introduced by Sen. Wayne Kuipers R-Holland on July 15, 2009
To revise the high school graduation curriculum requirements adopted in a 2006 law, by replacing the algebra II requirements with the option to take a vocation education program in electronics, machining, construction, welding, engineering, or “renewable energy”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on July 15, 2009
Reported in the Senate on August 18, 2009
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer D- on August 19, 2009
To allow students to be awarded "1.5 credits" for 1.5 years of algebra class.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on August 19, 2009
Received in the House on August 19, 2009
Referred to the House Education Committee on August 19, 2009