HOUSE BILL No. 4248

 

 

February 26, 2019, Introduced by Reps. Miller and Hernandez and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

 

     A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled

 

"The state school aid act of 1979,"

 

by amending sections 11 and 17b (MCL 388.1611 and 388.1617b),

 

section 11 as amended by 2018 PA 586 and section 17b as amended by

 

2007 PA 137.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 11. (1) For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018,

 

there is appropriated for the public schools of this state and

 

certain other state purposes relating to education the sum of

 

$12,682,127,200.00 from the state school aid fund, the sum of

 

$78,500,000.00 from the general fund, an amount not to exceed

 

$72,000,000.00 from the community district education trust fund

 

created under section 12 of the Michigan trust fund act, 2000 PA


489, MCL 12.262, an amount not to exceed $23,100,000.00 from the

 

MPSERS retirement obligation reform reserve fund, and an amount not

 

to exceed $100.00 from the water emergency reserve fund. For the

 

fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, 2020, there is appropriated

 

for the public schools of this state and certain other state

 

purposes relating to education the sum of $12,876,825,200.00

 

$_______________ from the state school aid fund, the sum of

 

$87,920,000.00 $_______________ from the general fund, and an

 

amount not to exceed $72,000,000.00 $_______________ from the

 

community district education trust fund created under section 12 of

 

the Michigan trust fund act, 2000 PA 489, MCL 12.262. , an amount

 

not to exceed $31,900,000.00 from the MPSERS retirement obligation

 

reform reserve fund, an amount not to exceed $30,000,000.00 from

 

the school mental health and support services fund created under

 

section 31m, and an amount not to exceed $100.00 from the water

 

emergency reserve fund. In addition, all available federal funds

 

are appropriated each fiscal year for the fiscal years year ending

 

September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2019.2020.

 

     (2) The appropriations under this section shall be allocated

 

as provided in this article. Money appropriated under this section

 

from the general fund shall be expended to fund the purposes of

 

this article before the expenditure of money appropriated under

 

this section from the state school aid fund.

 

     (3) Any general fund allocations under this article that are

 

not expended by the end of the state fiscal year are transferred to

 

the school aid stabilization fund created under section 11a.

 

     Sec. 17b. (1) Not later than October 20, November 20, December


20, January 20, February 20, March 20, April 20, May 20, June 20,

 

July 20, and August 20, the department shall prepare electronic

 

files of the amount to be distributed under this act in the

 

installment to the districts and intermediate districts and deliver

 

the electronic files to the state treasurer, and the state

 

treasurer shall pay the installments on each of those dates or, if

 

the date is not a business day, on the next business day following

 

that date. Except as otherwise provided in this act, the portion of

 

the district's or intermediate district's state fiscal year

 

entitlement to be included in each installment shall be 1/11. A

 

district or intermediate district shall accrue the payments

 

received in July and August to the school fiscal year ending the

 

immediately preceding June 30.

 

     (2) The state treasurer shall make payment under this section

 

by drawing a warrant in favor of the treasurer of each district or

 

intermediate district for the amount payable to the district or

 

intermediate district according to the electronic files and

 

delivering the warrant to the treasurer of each district or

 

intermediate district, or if the state treasurer receives a written

 

request by the treasurer of the district or intermediate district

 

specifying an account, by electronic funds transfer to that account

 

of the amount payable to the district or intermediate district

 

according to the electronic files. The department may make

 

adjustments in payments made under this section through additional

 

payments when changes in law or errors in computation cause the

 

regularly scheduled payment to be less than the amount to which the

 

district or intermediate district is entitled pursuant to this act.


     (3) Except as otherwise provided in this act, grant payments

 

to districts and intermediate districts under this act shall be

 

paid according to the installment payment schedule under subsection

 

(1).

 

     (4) Upon the written request of a district or intermediate

 

district and the submission of proof satisfactory to the department

 

of a need of a temporary and nonrecurring nature, the

 

superintendent, with the written concurrence of the state treasurer

 

and the state budget director, may authorize an advance release of

 

funds due a district or intermediate district under this act. An

 

advance authorized under this subsection shall not cause funds to

 

be paid to a district or intermediate district more than 30 days

 

earlier than the established payment date for those funds.