2016 House Bill 5296

House Roll Call 123: Passed

To appropriate $48.7 million to keep the insolvent Detroit school district afloat until the end of the current school year. This is essentially a "downpayment" on a larger bailout package whose details have yet to find a consensus (the House majority wants more education reforms). The bill essentially "borrows" the money from a state account used to pay for college scholarships, and also places the Detroit school district under the same state oversight commission created to oversee the city after its 2014 bailout(see House Bill 5385).

104 Yeas / 5 Nays
Republican (59 Yeas / 4 Nays)
Democrat (45 Yeas / 1 Nay)