Introduced by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on February 28, 2019 To provide a template or "place holder" for a potential supplemental school aid appropriation for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. 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 February 28, 2019
Reported in the Senate on August 29, 2019 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 22 to 16 in the Senate on August 29, 2019. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". To provide a template or "place holder" for a potential supplemental school aid appropriation for the next fiscal year. The bill contains no appropriations, and its passage is a procedural step to facilitate enacting an eventual agreement on the state budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2019.
Received in the House on August 29, 2019
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on August 29, 2019
Substitute offered by Rep. Shane Hernandez (R) on December 4, 2019 To adopt a version of the bill that contains actual appropriations; see Dec. 4 House-passed version for details.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 4, 2019
Passed 104 to 1 in the House 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 152, 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.