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2019 Senate Bill 373: Appropriations: “Omnibus” education budget

Public Act 146 of 2020

Introduced by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on June 13, 2019
To provide a “template” or “place holder” for a Fiscal Year 2019-2020 “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 Senate on June 13, 2019
Passed 22 to 15 in the Senate on June 18, 2019.
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To send the bill to the House as just a "shell" or "placeholder" budget with no actual appropriations. This 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.
Received in the House on June 18, 2019
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on June 18, 2019
Reported in the House on September 4, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on January 21, 2020
Substitute offered by Rep. Jason Sheppard (R) on March 10, 2020
To adopt a version of the bill that contains actual appropriations.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 10, 2020
Passed 101 to 4 in the House on March 10, 2020.
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To increase state K-12 school spending in the current 2019-20 fiscal year by $8,055,000 million over the amount originally appropriated in September, 2019; with another $1 million going to Bay Mills Community College.
Received in the Senate on March 11, 2020
Substitute offered by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on July 22, 2020
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on July 22, 2020
Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on July 22, 2020.
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To use federal coronavirus epidemic relief money, and a $350 million withdrawal from the state "rainy day fund," to fill holes in 2019-2020 education budget, brought about by a decline in state revenue caused by the epidemic and business lockdowns. For the fiscal year that ends on Sept. 30, public schools will actually get $136 million more revenue than the previous year under this budget. Community colleges and state university will see no changes in their net current-year appropriation amounts under the bill.
Received in the House on July 22, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Beau LaFave (R) on July 22, 2020
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on July 22, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Ryan Berman (R) on July 22, 2020
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on July 22, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Steve Marino (R) on July 22, 2020
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on July 22, 2020
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on July 31, 2020

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