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2021 House Bill 4400: Appropriations: 2021-2022 education budget

Public Act 86 of 2021

Introduced by Rep. Mark Huizenga (R) on March 2, 2021
To provide a template or "place holder" for a potential fiscal year 2021-22 higher education budget. This bill contains nominal appropriations only, but may be amended at a later date to replace them with real money.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 2, 2021
The House version of the 2021-2022 Higher education budget. This would appropriate $1.708 billion in gross spending, of which $128 million is federal money, with the rest coming from state taxes and fees. The budget would change the system for allocating this money to Michigan's 15 state universities to one based on the number of Michigan residents each institution enrolls, instead of a system based on allocations set years ago based on subjective criteria.
Reported in the House on May 11, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. John Reilly (R) on May 12, 2021
To clarify that a ban on state universities imposing a vaccine mandate applies to students moving into dorms and other university-run housing.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 12, 2021
Substitute offered by Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D) on May 12, 2021
To adopt a substitute version of the bill that reflects Democratic caucus preferences.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on May 12, 2021
The House version of the 2021-2022 Higher education budget. This would appropriate $1.708 billion in gross spending, of which $128 million is federal money, with the rest coming from state taxes and fees. The budget would change the system for allocating this money to Michigan's 15 state universities to one based on the number of Michigan residents each institution enrolls, instead of a system based on allocations set years ago based on subjective criteria.
Received in the Senate on May 13, 2021
Referred to the Senate on May 13, 2021
To send the bill back to the House "stripped" of all actual appropriations except $100 “placeholders.” This is part of a process for reconciling the House and Senate-passed department budgets for the next fiscal year.
Received in the House on May 19, 2021
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill. The failed vote 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 September 21, 2021
Passed 97 to 8 in the House on September 22, 2021.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
The state education budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2021. The bill appropriates $19.218 billion for all state education spending. This includes $431.9 million for community colleges, $1.808 billion for the state's four-year colleges and universities, and $1.978 billion for K-12 public schools.
When the non-education spending authorized in Senate Bill 82 is added, the combined budgets propose spending a grand total of $68.9 billion in the 2021-22 fiscal year, which is $10.4 billion more than the state has ever spent prior to the pandemic. That includes $3.6 billion more in state spending, a 10.4% increase, and $6.7 billion more in federal spending, a 28.4% increase.
Received in the Senate on September 22, 2021
Received in the House on September 29, 2021
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on September 29, 2021
Signed with line-item veto by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on September 29, 2021

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