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2015 Senate Bill 33: Require schools give parents information on their children

Public Act 367 of 2016

Introduced by Sen. Phil Pavlov (R) on January 27, 2015
To require the state Department of Education and public school districts to disclose to a student’s parent or guardian upon request any educational, personal, or other information they collect about the student. Also, whether the information was shared with other persons or entities, including details on what information and to whom.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on January 27, 2015
To prohibit the state from selling any of the data it collects on individual students, and post an online notice describing the specific information it does collect on student, including each date field. Any transfers of this data to another person would be subject to formal rules promulgated by the Department of Education. Public schools would be prohibited from selling or giving personally identifiable information in a student's record to a for-profit business entity (with some narrow management-related exceptions). If information is given to someone else, the school district or state would have to disclose the details to a parent or guardian who requests this within 30 days and without charge.
Received in the House on November 4, 2015
Referred to the House Education Committee on November 4, 2015
Reported in the House on November 10, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on December 8, 2016
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Mike Kowall (R) on December 8, 2016
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 8, 2016
Received in the Senate on December 8, 2016
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2016

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