Dual Enrollment Provider Change: On November 28, the Senate Education Committee reported out House Bill 4735 (Miller). The bill would expand the Postsecondary Enrollment Options (dual enrollment) Act so that "eligible postsecondary institution" could also include an out-of-state provider if the school district was in a border community. HB 4735 would restrict the amount the state would reimburse an our-of-state provider.

 

Federal Student Loan Disclosure: On Wednesday, November 29, the full House of Representatives voted to support House Bill 5071, which would require all public and private colleges and universities to provide students with information about their total loans, estimated monthly payment amounts, and their estimated total payoff for student loans. Several other states have already implemented similar legislation. HB 5071 has not yet been referred to a Senate Committee.

 

TIF Consolidation: On November 30, the Senate Economic Development and International Investment Committee reported out Senate Bill 393 (Horn). The bill would consolidate several tax increment finance authorities into a single act and increase reporting requirements for tax capture entities. SB 393 now goes to the full Senate.

 
 
 

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Michigan Legislature’s website (bill tracking and committee meetings)

Michigan House of Representatives

Michigan Senate

Community College Legal Authority (Michigan Constitution)

Community College Act of 1966

 

For the map of the community college districts, click here.

 

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