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2019 Senate Bill 268: Gov. Whitmer’s “Michigan Reconnect” scholarship proposal

Public Act 84 of 2020

Introduced by Sen. Kenneth Horn (R) on April 16, 2019
To authorize a college grant program for individuals age 25 and above, with grants in the amount needed to cover tuition and fees for career-oriented classes at a community college, or an apprenticeship program, above the amount covered by other scholarships and government aid. This is the “Michigan Reconnect” program proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in her 2019 State of the State address.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on April 16, 2019
Reported in the Senate on March 12, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate on March 12, 2020.
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To authorize a college grant program for individuals age 25 and above, with grants in the amount needed to cover tuition and fees for career-oriented classes at a community college that is above the amount covered by other scholarships and government aid. It would also authorize one-time grants of $1,500 for completing a private apprenticeship program. This is the “Michigan Reconnect” program proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in her 2019 State of the State address, and is projected to cost $46.3 million.
Received in the House on March 12, 2020
Substitute offered by Rep. Ben Frederick (R) on March 17, 2020
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 17, 2020
Received in the Senate on March 17, 2020
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on April 2, 2020

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