Introduced by Sen. Darwin Booher R-Evart on February 13, 2013
To provide a “template” or “place holder” for the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Community Colleges budget. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 13, 2013
Reported in the Senate on April 23, 2013
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on April 25, 2013
To adopt a version of this budget that expresses the fiscal and policy preferences of the Republican-majority in the Senate on various spending details.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 25, 2013
Amendment offered by Sen. Glenn Anderson D-Westland on April 25, 2013
To not use tax revenues earmarked to the state School Aid Fund in community college budget, but instead use non-earmarked (general fund) revenue. Although the state constitution explicitly authorizes using SAF money for higher education, the public school establishment contends that the 1994 Proposal A initiative earmarking a sales tax increase to the SAF means it can only be used for K-12 schools.
To send the bill back to the Senate "stripped" of all actual appropriations. This vote is basically a procedural method of launching negotiations to work out the differences between the House and Senate budgets.