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2019 House Bill 4728: Appropriations: “Omnibus” education budget
Introduced by Rep. Shane Hernandez (R) on June 13, 2019
To provide to provide a “template” or “place holder” for a Fiscal Year 2019-2020 “Omnibus” school aid, higher education and 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 House Appropriations Committee on June 13, 2019
Reported in the House on June 19, 2019
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 57 to 52 in the House on June 20, 2019.
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To advance a “template” or “place holder” for a Fiscal Year 2019-2020 “Omnibus” school aid, higher education and community colleges budget. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them. This is a procedural device used for launching negotiations over the differences between the House and Senate budgets, and eventually for negotiating a final budget between a Republican-controlled legislature and a Democratic governor.
Received in the Senate on September 5, 2019
Referred to the Senate on September 5, 2019
Passed 22 to 16 in the Senate on September 10, 2019.
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To send the bill back to the Senate as just a "placeholder" budget with $100 placeholder line items rather than actual appropriations. This is a procedural device used for working out the differences between the House and Senate budgets, and eventually for negotiating a final budget between a Republican-controlled legislature and a Democratic governor.
Received in the House on September 10, 2019
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on January 21, 2020

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