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2021 Senate Bill 29: Authorize more school spending in current fiscal year
Introduced by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on January 13, 2021
To provide a template or "place holder" for a potential supplemental school aid appropriation for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include real ones.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on January 13, 2021
Reported in the Senate on February 25, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D) on February 25, 2021
To appropriate most of the federal relief dollars approved for Michigan schools now, which is $1.656 billion, rather than $832 million now and the rest later in the year.
The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on February 25, 2021.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To appropriate an additional $1.246 billion for Michigan's public school system in the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Of this $932 million is federal money and $313 million comes from state taxpayers. A total of $807 million would be allocated to school districts based on the number of children from lower income households they enroll. Another $90 million would go to K-8 summer school programs and $45.0 million for high school credit recovery programs, with smaller amounts for other purposes.
Received in the House on March 2, 2021
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 2, 2021
Substitute offered by Rep. Thomas Albert (R) on March 10, 2021
To adopt a version of the bill that only includes appropriations that had been in another bill but were line-item vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 10, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Samantha Steckloff (D) on March 10, 2021
To adopt a version of the bill that appropriates the full amount of epidemic-related federal funding all at once, rather than some now and some later.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 10, 2021
To appropriate $86.7 million federal coronavirus relief/stimulus dollars for assistance to nonpublic schools, and $10 million for $50 grants per child to the parents of children who are enrolled in summer school in 2021. These appropriations had been in another bill but were line-item vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Received in the Senate on March 11, 2021
Substitute offered by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on March 17, 2021
To adopt a version of the bill with slightly different amounts than the previous version.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 17, 2021
Substitute offered by Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D) on March 17, 2021
To adopt a substitute that reflects Democratic caucus preferences.
The substitute failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on March 17, 2021.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To pass a version of the bill that adds $8 million to school lunch spending.
Received in the House on March 17, 2021
Substitute offered by Rep. Regina Weiss (D) on March 17, 2021
To adopt a substitute that reflects Democratic caucus preferences.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on March 17, 2021
To appropriate $86.7 million federal coronavirus relief/stimulus dollars for assistance to nonpublic schools in the current fiscal year, and $10 million for $50 grants per child to the parents of children who are enrolled in summer school in 2021. These appropriations had been in another bill but were line-item vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Received in the Senate on March 18, 2021
Motion by Sen. Dan Lauwers (R) on March 18, 2021
That the bill be given immediate effect.
The motion failed 20 to 15 in the Senate on March 18, 2021.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on March 26, 2021
Received in the Senate on April 13, 2021

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