October 08, 2019, Introduced by Senator STAMAS and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled

"The state school aid act of 1979,"

(MCL 388.1601 to 388.1897l) by adding section 54e.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 54e. (1) In addition to the appropriations in section 11, there is appropriated for 2019-2020 only an amount not to exceed $350,000.00 from the general fund for a pilot program to train at least 60 early on providers in the components of evidence-based parent-implemented models of intervention for the treatment of autism. To receive funding under this section, a program provider must agree to use the funds for training in these components for early on providers using an evidence-based program to conduct the training and may receive the funding in the form and manner prescribed by the department. The department shall ensure that early on providers in multiple intermediate districts are provided with training under this section and shall include early on providers in intermediate districts based on interest in the program and need for the training.

(2) The department shall conduct a survey of intermediate districts in the pilot program described under this section after implementation of the parent-implemented model of intervention pilot program to measure the impact of the program. The department shall report the findings from the survey to the legislature. The department may use existing vendors to conduct this data collection. The department may use not more than 10% of the allocation under this section for administration and management of the pilot program.

(3) As used in this section, "parent-implemented model of intervention" means a model in which parents directly use individualized developmentally appropriate intervention practices with their children to increase the social abilities of children with autism.

(4) Notwithstanding section 17b, the department shall make payments under this section on a schedule determined by the department.

Enacting section 1. In accordance with section 30 of article IX of the state constitution of 1963, total state spending on school aid under article I of the state school aid act of 1979, 1979 PA 94, MCL 388.1601 to 388.1772, as amended by 2019 PA 58 and this amendatory act, from state sources for fiscal year 2019-2020 is estimated at $13,392,535,100.00 and state appropriations for school aid to be paid to local units of government for fiscal year 2019-2020 are estimated at $13,186,465,300.00.