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2013 Senate Bill 81: Ban school spending on luxuries and gifts

Public Act 477 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Goeff Hansen (R) on January 24, 2013
To extend to regular public school districts a provision in a 2004 law banning corrupt Intermediate School District (ISD) practices that requires them to have a policy against using public money to buy alcoholic beverages, jewelry, gifts, entertainment tickets, sporting event tickets, golf fees, other recreational activity fees, or illegal items.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on January 24, 2013
Reported in the Senate on May 2, 2013
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 5, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 5, 2013
To extend to regular public school districts, charter schools and the state "Education Achievement Authority" created to take over academically-failed public schools a provision in a 2004 law banning corrupt Intermediate School District (ISD) practices that requires them to have a policy against using public money to buy alcoholic beverages, jewelry, gifts, entertainment tickets, sporting event tickets, golf fees, other recreational activity fees, or illegal items.
Received in the House on October 1, 2013
Referred to the House Education Committee on October 1, 2013
Reported in the House on December 17, 2014
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Ellen Lipton (D) on December 17, 2014
To expand provisions of the bill to include management companies contracted to operate charter schools.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 17, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on December 19, 2014
To remove the provision requiring enactment of Senate Bill 81 for this bill to become law.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 19, 2014
Received in the Senate on December 19, 2014
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015

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