2021 House Bill 4401

Appropriattions: community colleges budget

Introduced in the House

March 2, 2021

Introduced by Rep. Mark Huizenga (R-74)

To provide a template or "place holder" for a potential fiscal year 2021-22 community colleges budget. This bill contains nominal appropriations only, but may be amended at a later date to make real ones.

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations

May 11, 2021

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Amendment offered by Rep. Mark Huizenga (R-74)

To add $24.3 million divided among the community colleges.

The amendment passed by voice vote

Substitute offered by Rep. Kara Hope (D-67)

To adopt a version of this budget that reflects Democratic caucus preferences.

The substitute failed by voice vote

Passed in the House 85 to 22 (details)

The House version of the fiscal year 2020-2021 community colleges budget. This would appropriate $449.9 million in gross spending.

Received in the Senate

May 12, 2021

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

May 19, 2021

Passed in the Senate 20 to 16 (details)

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

May 19, 2021

May 26, 2021

Failed in the House 0 to 109 (details)

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.