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2015 Senate Bill 134: Appropriations: “Omnibus” education budget

Public Act 139 of 2015

Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on February 17, 2015
To provide a “template” or “place holder” for a Fiscal Year 2015-2016 “Omnibus” school aid, higher education and community colleges budget. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 17, 2015
Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young, II (D) on May 5, 2015
To spend $75,000 on a study of "higher education performance funding metrics".
The amendment failed 11 to 27 in the Senate on May 5, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on May 5, 2015
, to strip out language that mandates reports from universities on their embryonic stem cell research.
The amendment failed 11 to 27 in the Senate on May 5, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on May 5, 2015
To increase foundation allowance grants by $80 to $150 per student, with the higher amount going to lower-spending districts. Also, to user tax dollars earmarked to the state school aid fund in the higher education budget and more dollars earmarked to the state general fund.
The amendment failed 15 to 23 in the Senate on May 5, 2015.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on May 5, 2015
To authorize funding in an amount to be determined later for a “Macomb Community College cybersecurity academic programming partnership”.
The amendment failed 15 to 23 in the Senate on May 5, 2015.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on May 5, 2015
To authorize funding in an amount to be determined later for a “Macomb Community College advanced energy storage partnership".
The amendment failed 13 to 25 in the Senate on May 5, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
The Senate version of the K-12 school aid, community college and university budgets for the fiscal year that begins Oct 1, 2015. A separate Senate budget authorizes the rest of state government spending (Senate Bill 133). This bill would appropriate $13.969 billion for K-12 public schools, compared to $13.870 billion originally appropriated for the prior year. It also appropriates $1.541 billion for state universities, compared to $1.516 billion the prior year. Community colleges would get $394 million, vs. $364 million the prior year.
Moved to reconsider in the Senate on May 5, 2015
The vote by which the following bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 5, 2015
Received in the Senate on May 5, 2015
Received in the House on May 5, 2015
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 5, 2015
Reported in the House on September 16, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 99 to 2 in the House on September 17, 2015.
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To authorize spending an additional $4.35 million on government preschool programs in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.
Received in the Senate on September 29, 2015
Amendment offered by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on September 29, 2015
To clarify a detail of which students are considered "members" of a school district for purposes of state funding.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 29, 2015
To authorize spending an additional $4.35 million on government preschool programs in the fiscal year that begins Oct. This is to concur with the House-passed version of the bill, with the minor change contained in the Hildebrand amendment.
Received in the House on September 29, 2015
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 7, 2015

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