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2015 House Bill 4115: Appropriations: “Omnibus” education budget

Public Act 85 of 2015

Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on January 28, 2015
To provide a “template” or “place holder” for a Fiscal Year 2015-2016 “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 January 28, 2015
Reported in the House on April 23, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Sarah Roberts (D) on April 28, 2015
To shift $100 million from foundation allowance grants to a "categorical" grant for programs intended to augment early grade reading instruction.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 28, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Sarah Roberts (D) on April 28, 2015
To prohibit online cyberschool grants from exceeding 50 percent of the foundation allowance of the school district in which the online school is located.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 28, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Sarah Roberts (D) on April 28, 2015
To shift $50 million from foundation allowance grants to double an extra grant to school districts to cover their share of pension costs. The state also covers the amount of pension contribution costs that exceed 25.78 percent of payroll; the projected combined district and state contribution for the fiscal year is projected at 36.31 percent of payroll for employees hired before July 1, 2010.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 28, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Adam Zemke (D) on April 28, 2015
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 28, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on April 28, 2015
To spend $1.2 million on extra instruction for students with limited English.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 28, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on April 28, 2015
To increase the amount of extra "performance funding" grants to universities that are conditional on a school adopting certain practices prescribed by the state.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 28, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, III (D) on April 28, 2015
To spend $75,000 on a study of "higher education performance funding metrics".
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 28, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on April 28, 2015
To reduce the per pupil funding for online "cyberschool" enrollment to 80 percent of the per pupil foundation allowance for the conventional school district where it is located.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 28, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Andy Schor (D) on April 28, 2015
To add another $3 million to $2 million proposed for grants to public schools with a year-round instructional program.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 28, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Gary Glenn (R) on April 28, 2015
To limit "categorical" grants to school districts for extra reading instruction to lower-spending districts.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 28, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R) on April 28, 2015
To add an additional $5 million for some school districts whose per-student foundation allowance grants have increases more slowly in recent years than others.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 28, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Cindy Gamrat (R) on April 29, 2015
To revise certain reports that universities must give to K-12 school districts on the status of their graduates at the university, so that they are not based on a state "P-20 longitudinal data system".
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 29, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Kelly (R) on April 29, 2015
To not include certain specified "interventions" in the conditions for a school district to get extra money for additional reading instruction.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 29, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Holly Hughes (R) on April 29, 2015
To authorize just $100 for state-funded "adult education" classes, which is considered a "placeholder" until agreement is reached on the actual amount of funding for next year.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 29, 2015
Passed 60 to 50 in the House on April 29, 2015.
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The House version of the K-12 school aid, community college and university budgets for the fiscal year that begins Oct 1, 2015. A separate House budget authorizes the rest of state government spending (House Bill 4102). This bill would appropriate $13.906 billion for K-12 public schools, compared to $13.870 billion originally appropriated for the prior year. It also appropriates $1.527 billion for state universities, compared to $1.516 billion the prior year. Community colleges would get $392 million, vs. $364 million the prior year.
Received in the House on March 2, 2015
Received in the Senate on May 5, 2015
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 5, 2015
Passed 27 to 10 in the Senate on May 14, 2015.
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To adopt a "placeholder" version of this budget that contains no appropriations or just nominal ones. This is a procedural step designed to facilitate eventual passage of a real budget based on amounts and conditions approved by the House and Senate.
Received in the House on May 14, 2015
Failed 0 to 109 in the House on May 19, 2015.
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To concur with a Senate-passed version of the bill. The vote advances the bill toward an eventual House-Senate conference committee to work out the differences between the bodies, and probably fold this bill into an single "omnibus" bill for the non-education budget.
Received in the House on June 2, 2015
Passed 99 to 10 in the House on June 3, 2015.
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The K-12 school aid, community college and university budgets for the fiscal year that begins Oct 1, 2015. A separate budget authorizes the rest of state government spending (Senate Bill 133). This bill would appropriate $13.896 billion for K-12 public schools, compared to $13.870 billion originally appropriated for the prior year. It also appropriates $1.534 billion for state universities, compared to $1.516 billion the prior year. Community colleges would get $388 million, vs. $365 million the prior year. All told it comes to $15.819 billion for education, and with Senate Bill 133, $54.443 in total state government spending for the next fiscal year, compared to $53.129 originally approved for the current year.
Received in the Senate on June 3, 2015
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 17, 2015

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