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2018 House Bill 5579: Appropriations: “Omnibus” education budget
Introduced by Rep. Tim Kelly (R) on February 14, 2018
To provide a “template” or “place holder” for a Fiscal Year 2018-2019 “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 February 14, 2018
Reported in the House on April 19, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Pam Faris (D) on April 24, 2018
To give online "cyber schools" just 75 percent of the funding that "brick and mortar" public schools get. Also, to spend $22.7 million for school districts to provide reading tutors.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 24, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom Cochran (D) on April 24, 2018
To remove $300,000 in robotics competition grants to nonpublic schools.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 24, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Kristy Pagan (D) on April 24, 2018
To require charter schools to contribute to the cost of paying down unfunded liabilities in the school pension system, even though their employees get no benefits from this system. Also, to prohibit charter schools from hiring a for-profit education management company to operate the school.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 24, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Hoadley (D) on April 24, 2018
To increase state oversight of schools where the percentage of economically disadvantaged pupils who are proficient in math and reading are below the statewide average for such students.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 24, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, III (D) on April 24, 2018
To increase state funding to Wayne State University.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 24, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Kim LaSata (R) on April 24, 2018
To increase the amount of state general fund money and reduce the amount of school aid fund money in the higher education budget.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 24, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Brandt Iden (R) on April 24, 2018
To spend up the $3 million for "panic button app" phone application system for schools, and related items.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 24, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Kelly (R) on April 24, 2018
To authorize spending an amount to be determined later on providing "career development navigators" to public school students.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 24, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Kim LaSata (R) on April 24, 2018
To encourage state universities to enter memorandums of understanding with local police for communication and coordination of responses to reports of sexual assault.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 24, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Kim LaSata (R) on April 24, 2018
To require universities to include in annual reports they file with the state the amounts and descriptions of all fees incurred in Title IX-related civil and criminal litigation, the number of Title IX-related complaints, the average time needed to investigate them, outcomes and more.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 24, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Kim LaSata (R) on April 24, 2018
To cut 10 percent from the budget of a state university that fails to implement and certify to the state that they have implemented specified measures intended to prohibit sexual abuse by an employee similar to that exposed in the MSU Larry Nassar scandal.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 24, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Chris Afendoulis (R) on April 24, 2018
To eliminate the requirement that the certifications required from state state universities in the LaSata amendment above be submitted every two years.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 24, 2018
Passed 71 to 36 in the House on April 24, 2018.
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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, 2018. A separate budget bill authorizes the rest of state government spending (House Bill 5278). This bill would appropriate a total of $16.881 billion, of which $1.844 billion is federal money. Of this total, $14.823 billion would go to K-12 public education, compared to $14.580 billion approved last year. Another $1.650 billion is for state universities, compared to $1.629 billion the prior year. Community colleges would get $408 million, up from $399 million last year.
Received in the Senate on April 26, 2018
Referred to the Senate on April 26, 2018
Received in the House on May 22, 2018
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2018
Passed 25 to 11 in the Senate on June 12, 2018.
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The K-12 school aid, community college and university budgets for the fiscal year that begins Oct 1, 2018. A separate budget bill authorizes the rest of state government spending (Senate Bill 848). This bill appropriates a total of $16.843 billion, $1.843 billion of which is federal money. Of the total, $14.765 billion will go to K-12 public education, compared to $14.580 billion approved last year. Another $1.669 billion is for state universities, up from $1.629 billion. Community colleges will get $408 million, up from $399 million. The bill increases the minimum state "foundation allowance" payment by $120 per pupil for higher-spending school districts, and $240 per pupil for districts that get less funding.
Received in the House on June 12, 2018
Passed 63 to 46 in the House on June 12, 2018.
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(same description)
The K-12 school aid, community college and university budgets for the fiscal year that begins Oct 1, 2018. A separate budget bill authorizes the rest of state government spending (Senate Bill 848). This bill appropriates a total of $16.843 billion, $1.843 billion of which is federal money. Of the total, $14.765 billion will go to K-12 public education, compared to $14.580 billion approved last year. Another $1.669 billion is for state universities, up from $1.629 billion. Community colleges will get $408 million, up from $399 million. The bill increases the minimum state "foundation allowance" payment by $120 per pupil for higher-spending school districts, and $240 per pupil for districts that get less funding.

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