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:
For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018,
is appropriated for the public schools of this state and
other state purposes relating to education the sum of
from the state school aid fund, the sum of
from the general fund, an amount not to exceed
from the community district education trust fund
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
retirement obligation reform reserve fund, and an amount not
exceed $100.00 from the water emergency reserve fund. For the
year ending September 30,
there is appropriated
for the public schools of this state and certain other state
relating to education the sum of
$_______________ from the state school aid fund, the sum of
$_______________ from the general fund, and an
not to exceed
community district education trust fund created under section 12 of
Michigan trust fund act, 2000 PA 489, MCL 12.262.
, an amount
to exceed $31,900,000.00 from the MPSERS retirement obligation
reserve fund, an amount not to exceed $30,000,000.00 from
school mental health and support services fund created under
31m, and an amount not to exceed $100.00 from the water
reserve fund. In addition, all
available federal funds
each fiscal year for the fiscal years year ending
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
(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.