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2017 House Bill 4106: Give high school graduation credits for internship or work experience

Public Act 184 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. Beau LaFave (R) on January 26, 2017
To require school districts to give 11th and 12th grade students credit toward state graduation requirements for spending at least four hours per week getting work experience or in an internship. The credit would equal that granted for taking one “traditional course.” Students would be excused from one hour of instructional time for each day they work or intern.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee on January 26, 2017
Reported in the House on March 13, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 104 to 4 in the House on March 21, 2018.
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To require school districts to give 9th through 12th grade students credit toward state graduation requirements for spending at least four hours per week getting work experience or in an internship. The credit would equal that granted for taking one “traditional course.” Students would be excused from one class period of instructional time for each day they work or intern. This would not apply to students who are struggling in school as defined in the bill, and would be subject to various specified conditions.
Received in the Senate on March 22, 2018
Referred to the Senate Economic Development and International Investment Committee on March 22, 2018
Reported in the Senate on May 15, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 12, 2018

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