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2020 House Bill 5576: Gov. Whitmer’s “Michigan Reconnect” scholarship proposal

Public Act 68 of 2020

Introduced by Rep. Ben Frederick R-Owosso on March 4, 2020
To authorize a college and trade school grant program for individuals age 25 and above, with grants in the amount needed to cover tuition and fees for career-oriented classes at a community college that is above the amount covered by other scholarships and government aid. It would also authorize one-time grants of $1,500 for completing a private apprenticeship program. This is the “Michigan Reconnect” program proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in her 2019 State of the State address, and is projected to cost $46.3 million.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on March 4, 2020
Reported in the House on March 12, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on March 17, 2020
Referred to the Senate on March 17, 2020
Received in the House on March 17, 2020
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on April 2, 2020