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2021 House Bill 4401: Appropriattions: community colleges budget
Introduced by Rep. Mark Huizenga (R) on March 2, 2021
To provide a template or "place holder" for a potential fiscal year 2021-22 community colleges budget. This bill contains nominal appropriations only, but may be amended at a later date to make real ones.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 2, 2021
Reported in the House on May 11, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Mark Huizenga (R) on May 11, 2021
To add $24.3 million divided among the community colleges.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 11, 2021
Substitute offered by Rep. Kara Hope (D) on May 11, 2021
To adopt a version of this budget that reflects Democratic caucus preferences.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on May 11, 2021
The House version of the fiscal year 2020-2021 community colleges budget. This would appropriate $449.9 million in gross spending.
Received in the Senate on May 12, 2021
Referred to the Senate on May 12, 2021
To send the bill back to the House "stripped" of all actual appropriations except $100 “placeholders.” This is part of a process for reconciling the House and Senate-passed department budgets for the next fiscal year.
Received in the House on May 19, 2021
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill. The failed vote 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.

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