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2015 Senate Bill 173: Revise procedures for dissolving fiscally failed school district
Introduced by Sen. Kenneth Horn (R) on March 3, 2015
To appropriate $725,000 to pay off the remaining operating debt of Buena Vista school district in Saginaw County, which was dissolved in 2012 after becoming so fiscally unviable it could no longer educate students. Also, to revise school aid payments to the three school districts that absorbed Buena Vista’s students and facilities.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on March 3, 2015
Reported in the Senate on March 12, 2015
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on March 25, 2015
To appropriate $1 million to pay for a school spending study that was included as part of the deal to place a $2 billion tax increase measure on the May 5, 2015 ballot.
The amendment failed 10 to 27 in the Senate on March 25, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Received in the House on March 25, 2015
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 25, 2015
Reported in the House on June 10, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on September 17, 2015

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