Introduced by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on June 13, 2019 To provide a “template” or “place holder” supplemental appropriations in the 2018-2019 school aid, higher education and community colleges budgets. 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 June 13, 2019
Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on December 4, 2019. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". To authorize $114.5 million in additional education-related spending in the 2019-20 state budget, of which $40.1 million is federal money. This spending was (mostly) part of the $947 million that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used her line-item veto authority to remove from budgets passed by the Republican-controlled legislature. See also Senate Bill 376, which adds another $459.3 million in additional non-education spending, for a total of $573.8 million.
The added spending in this bill is spread across the K-12 and Higher Education budgets; highlights include: $35 million in charter school foundation allowance grants, $10 million for school safety grants, $10.5 million for grade school "literacy coaches," $38 million for higher education tuition grants and more .
Received in the House on December 5, 2019
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on December 5, 2019