Bills to Watch
 

Bill Watch

2023-2024 Session

Updated December 21, 2023
Sponsor: Sen. Sarah Anthony
Provides supplemental appropriations in the school aid act for fiscal years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. This will close the books for the previous fiscal year. The S-1 includes technical revisions in Sec. 147c(2) to ensure a one-time $1.0 billion payment into the retirement system is implemented correctly by flowing through all participating entities, including district libraries and community colleges, rather than being limited to districts and intermediate districts (ISDs).
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Signed by the Governor 2/14/2023; Signed: February 14, 2023, Effective: February 14, 2023

Sponsor: Rep. Jennifer Conlin
Expands Michigan National Guard tuition assistance program eligibility for spouses and dependents.
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Signed by the Governor 5/22/2023; Signed: May 20, 2023, Effective: May 20, 2023
Passed in Senate (4/27/2023) 37-0, Immediate effect
Passed in House (3/22/2023) 102-6; Given Immediate Effect
Introduced (3/7/2023) To Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Carol Glanville
Prohibits preventing reporting of certain alleged crimes to title IX coordinator by use of position of authority.
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Signed by the Governor (6/29/2023) Signed: June 29, 2023, Effective: September 26, 2023
Passed in Senate (6/14/2023) 34-4; Given Immediate Effect
Passed in House (5/24/2023) 102-5; Given Immediate Effect
Introduced (2/22/2023) To Judiciary Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Darrin Camilleri
Provides for supplemental appropriations for K-12 school aid in the 2023-24 fiscal year.
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Signed by the Governor: July 20, 2023, Effective: July 21, 2023
Presented to the Governor on 7/17/2023
Conference Report Adopted in Senate (6/28/2023) 29-8, Immediate effect
Conference Report Adopted in House (6/28/2023) 58-50, Immediate effect
Introduced (3/14/2023) To Appropriations Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Carol Glanville
Extends authorization and distance education reciprocal exchange act sunset.
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Signed by the Governor (9/29/2023)
Passed in Senate (9/27/2023) 37-1; Given Immediate Effect
Passed in House Higher Education Committee; (9/20/2023) 99-11; Given Immediate Effect
Introduced (9/14/2023) To Higher Education Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Kelly Breen
Includes corrections officers in compulsory arbitration for local police and firefighters.
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Signed by the Governor (10/24/2023) Signed: October 24, 2023, Effective: October 24, 2023
Enrolled in House (10/10/2023) Earlier concurred in Senate substitute S-1, 94-16.
Passed in Senate (10/4/2023) 31-7; Given Immediate Effect
Reported in Senate (9/21/2023) By Labor Committee; S-1 substitute adopted
Passed in House (5/23/2023) 88-18; Given Immediate Effect
Introduced (4/20/2023) To Criminal Justice Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Carol Glanville
Extends new jobs training program sunset.
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Signed by the Governor: November 7, 2023
Effective: November 7, 2023

Sponsor: Rep. Matt Koleszar
Revises default option for newly hired employees.
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Signed by the Governor: November 29, 2023
Effective: February 13, 2024

Sponsor: Sen. Darrin Camilleri
Provides for supplemental appropriations for K-12 school aid in the 2023-24 fiscal year.
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Signed by the Governor: December 18, 2023
Effective: February 13, 2024

Sponsor: Rep. Felicia Brabec
Provides for supplemental appropriations for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 fiscal years.
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Signed by the Governor 12/18/2023, Effective: February 13, 2024

Sponsor: Sen. Mark Huizenga
Prohibits individuals holding multiple local elected offices under certain circumstances.
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Introduced (11/2/2023) To Oversight Committee

Sponsor: Sen. Sarah Anthony
Modifies Michigan promise zone authority membership. Allow a promise of financial assistance to include expenditures on success programming designed to increase student degree or certificate attainment.
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Received in House (10/31/2023) To Appropriations Committee
Passed in Senate (10/26/2023) 32-6
Advanced to Third Reading in Senate (10/25/2023) With committee substitute S-3 adopted.
Reported in Senate (10/18/2023) By Appropriations Committee
Introduced (10/3/2023) To Appropriations Committee

Sponsor: Sen. Darrin Camilleri
Requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by pupils as condition of graduation.
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Received in House (11/2/2023) To Education Committee
Passed in Senate (11/2/2023) 20-18
Reported in Senate (10/24/2023) By Senate Education Committee; With substitute S-2
Committee Hearing in Senate Education Committee (10/17/2023)
Introduced (8/24/2023) To Education Committee

Sponsor: Sen. Mary Cavanagh
Modifies eligibility for Michigan reconnect program.
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Introduced (6/22/2023) To Appropriations Committee

Sponsor: Sen. Sarah Anthony
Modifies Michigan reconnect grant recipient act to lower the program eligibility age from 25 to 21 if sufficient funding is appropriated.
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Introduced (6/22/2023) To Appropriations Committee

Sponsor: Sen. Rosemary Bayer
Allows room and board expenses under the promise zone authority act.
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Advanced to Third Reading in Senate (10/25/2023) With committee substitute S-1 adopted.
Reported in Senate (10/18/2023) By Appropriations Committee; With substitute S-1
Committee Hearing in Senate Appropriations Committee (10/4/2023)
Introduced (5/23/2023) To Appropriations Committee

Sponsor: Sen. Sean McCann
Provides for supplemental 2023-24 fiscal year appropriations to K-12 school aid, higher education and community colleges.
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Introduced (3/15/2023) To Appropriations Committee

Sponsor: Sen. Sean McCann
Provides for 2023-24 fiscal year appropriations to community colleges.
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Referred to Conference Committee in Senate (6/7/2023)
Conferees Named in House (6/6/2023) Rep. Samantha Steckloff, Rep. Jason Morgan, and Rep. Thomas Kuhn
Conferees Named in Senate (5/23/2023) Sens. Sean McCann (Chair), Jeff Irwin, and Jon Bumstead; Earlier non-concurred in House substitute, 0-38
Passed in House (5/17/2023) 56-51; Given Immediate Effect; Earlier discharged from the Appropriations Committee and advanced to Third Reading with committee substitute H-1 adopted.
Notice of Intent to Discharge in House (5/16/2023)
Passed in Senate (5/10/2023) 20-18; Earlier advanced to Third Reading with committee substitute S-3.
Committee Hearing in Senate Appropriations Committee (5/3/2023)
Reported in Senate (5/2/2023) By Appropriations Committee; S-3 substitute adopted
Committee Hearing in Senate Appropriations Universities and Community Colleges Subcommittee (4/26/2023)
Introduced (3/15/2023) To Appropriations Committee

Sponsor: Sen. Sean McCann
Provides for 2023-24 fiscal year appropriations to higher education.
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Referred to Conference Committee in Senate (6/7/2023)
Conferees Named in House (6/6/2023) Rep. Samantha Steckloff, Rep. Jason Morgan, and Rep. Thomas Kuhn
Conferees Named in Senate (5/23/2023) Sens. Sean McCann (Chair), Jeff Irwin, and Jon Bumstead; Earlier non-concurred in House substitute, 0-38
Passed in House (5/17/2023) 56-51; Given Immediate Effect; Earlier discharged from the Appropriations Committee and advanced to Third Reading with committee substitute H-1 adopted.
Received in House (5/16/2023) To Appropriations Committee
Passed in Senate (5/10/2023) 20-18; Earlier advanced to Third Reading with committee substitute S-4.
Committee Hearing in Senate Appropriations Committee (5/3/2023)
Reported in Senate (5/2/2023) By Appropriations Committee; S-3 substitute adopted
Committee Hearing in Senate Appropriations Universities and Community Colleges Subcommittee (4/26/2023)
Introduced (3/15/2023) To Appropriations Committee

Sponsor: Sen. Kristen McDonald Rivet
Provides for 2023-24 fiscal year capital outlay appropriations.
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Introduced (3/15/2023) To Appropriations Committee

Sponsor: Sen. Sam Singh
Creates office of the higher education sexual assault prevention, advocacy, and resource officer within department of civil rights.
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Introduced (2/16/2023) To Civil Rights, Judiciary and Public Safety Committee

Sponsor: Sen. Sean McCann
A resolution to designate April 2023 as Community College Month.
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Passed in Senate (4/13/2023) Voice Vote

Sponsor: Rep. Kara Hope
Modifies Michigan tuition grant program to permit grants to be awarded to individuals incarcerated in correctional facilities.
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Introduced (10/17/2023) To Higher Education Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Jimmie Wilson
Modifies eligibility requirements for state competitive scholarships. Removes requirement that an individual is not incarcerated in a corrections institution.
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Introduced (10/17/2023) To Higher Education Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Amos O'Neal
Modifies eligibility requirements for children of veterans tuition grants. Removes requirement that individual not have been convicted of a felony involving an assault, physical injury, or death.
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Introduced (10/17/2023) To Higher Education Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Jenn Hill
Provides grant program for hunger-free campuses.
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Introduced (10/5/2023) To Higher Education Committee

Sponsor: Rep. William Bruck
Prohibits foreign influence of state institutions of higher education.
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Introduced (9/28/2023) To Government Operations Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Bill Schuette
Creates student loan credit for certain graduates of this state.
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Introduced (9/26/2023) To Tax Policy Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Will Snyder
Creates make it in Michigan student loan credit for graduates who relocate to this state for employment.
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Introduced (8/23/2023) To Higher Education Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Phil Skaggs
Creates make it in Michigan student loan credit for certain graduates of this state.
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Introduced (8/23/2023) To Higher Education Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Angela Witwer
Modifies provisions relating to student athletes' name, image, and likeness rights.
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Received in Senate (10/24/2023) To Oversight Committee
Passed in House (10/19/2023) 86-23; immediate effect
Advanced to Third Reading in House (10/18/2023) H-1 sub earlier adopted and amended
Reported in House (10/11/2023) By Higher Education Committee; Substitute H-1 adopted
Committee Adopts Substitute/Amendment in House (10/4/2023) By Higher Education Committee; Substitute H-1 adopted
Introduced (6/22/2023) To Higher Education Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Brenda Carter
Modifies procedures for electronic meetings of public bodies.
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Introduced (6/15/2023) To Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Angela Witwer
Provides appropriations for multiple departments and branches for fiscal year 2023-2024.
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Conference Report Adopted in Senate (6/28/2023) 26-10, Immediate effect
Committee Hearing in Conference Committee on HB 4437 (6/28/2023)
Enrolled in House (6/28/2023) Conference Report Adopted: 61-47, Immediate Effect
Introduced (4/19/2023) To Appropriations Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Angela Witwer
Allows coaches and university officials to provide guidance and advice to athletes for name, image, or likeness collectives.
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Committee Hearing in House Higher Education Committee (6/21/2023)
Committee Hearing in Senate Education Committee, House Education Committee (6/20/2023)
Introduced (3/22/2023) To Education Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Samantha Steckloff
Provides for 2023-24 fiscal year appropriations to universities.
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Received in Senate (5/11/2023) To Session
Passed in House (5/10/2023) 56-52; Given Immediate Effect; Earlier advanced to Third Reading with committee substitute H-1 adopted.
Reported in House (4/26/2023) By Appropriations Committee; With substitute H-1
Committee Hearing in House Appropriations Higher Education and Community Colleges Subcommittee (4/20/2023)
Introduced (3/21/2023) To Appropriations Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Samantha Steckloff
Provides for 2023-24 fiscal year appropriations to community colleges.
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Received in Senate (5/11/2023) To Session
Passed in House (5/10/2023) 56-52; Given Immediate Effect; Earlier advanced to Third Reading with committee substitute H-1 adopted.
Reported in House (4/26/2023) By Appropriations Committee; With substitute H-1
Committee Hearing in House Appropriations Higher Education and Community Colleges Subcommittee (4/20/2023)
Introduced (3/21/2023) To Appropriations Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Natalie Price
Provides for capital outlay appropriations for the 2023-24 fiscal year.
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Committee Hearing in Joint Capital Outlay Subcommittee (5/17/2023) Agenda
Introduced (3/14/2023) To Appropriations Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Joseph Fox
Provides restriction of student access to certain restrooms and changing areas based on biological sex.
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Introduced (3/7/2023) To Government Operations Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Regina Weiss
Provides supplemental appropriations in the school aid act for fiscal year 2022-2023.
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Introduced (3/2/23) To House Appropriations Committee

Sponsor: Rep. Angela Witwer
Provides supplemental appropriations in the school aid act for fiscal years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.
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Introduced (1/12/2023) To Appropriations Committee