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Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bill Providing Flexibility to School Districts During Pandemic


May 19, 2021 



Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bill Providing Flexibility to School Districts During Pandemic??? 


LANSING, Mich. --?Today, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bill 118, which will reduce penalties?on?school?districts for?employing?individuals in violation of certification and other credentialing requirements.?? 


"I am excited to sign this bipartisan legislation, because it is a great example of what we can achieve when we work together," said?Governor Whitmer"School districts had to hustle during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this bill recognizes that and provides them with necessary flexibility to ensure adequate instruction for students."???? 


Under the School Aid Act as amended by Senate Bill?118school districts will not be penalized for the amounts paid to employees without proper certification and credentialing requirements for the period commencing July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.  


This bill was sponsored by?Sen.?Ed?McBroom, R -?Vulcan.?? 


A copy of?SB 118?can be found?here.????? 


The governor also signed SB 16, which will update the Housing Law of Michigan to provide that transfer of rental property between two entities under common ownership or control is not a change of ownership under the act if the property was inspected within two years immediately preceding the date of transfer.? 


This bill was sponsored by Sen. Dale Zorn, R - Ida.??? 


A copy of SB 16 can be found?here.?????