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2016 Senate Bill 820: Overhaul Detroit school district debt and governance

Public Act 196 of 2016

Introduced by Sen. Goeff Hansen (R) on February 24, 2016
To permit the superintendent of the Detroit school district to also be the director of an administrative entity created to place a number of academically failed Detroit schools under a form of state receivership. The bill amends a law that defines “incompatible offices” that appointed or elected government officials are prohibited from serving in simultaneously.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on February 24, 2016
Received in the House on March 23, 2016
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 23, 2016
Reported in the House on May 3, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on June 2, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R) on June 2, 2016
To reconsider the vote by which the House passed the bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 2, 2016
Substitute offered in the House on June 2, 2016
To adopt a version that reflects the addition of a Detroit school "transition manager".
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 2, 2016
To permit the superintendent of the Detroit school district to also be the on the board of a state financial oversight commission tasked with overseeing the insolvent district's finances after a state bailout. Also, to let the state-appointed emergency manager for the district to also be appointed as the district's "transition manager" pending election of new school board. The bill amends a law that defines “incompatible offices” that appointed or elected government officials are prohibited from serving in simultaneously.
Received in the Senate on June 8, 2016
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 21, 2016

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