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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
WASigned into law 03/2014P-12Basic Education Funding in Counties with Federal Forest Lands
H.B. 2207
Prohibits the Superintendent of Public Instruction from offsetting basic education allocations with a district's federal forest revenues if the school district has a poverty level of at least 57 percent.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2013-14/Pdf/Bi...

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FLSigned into law 06/2013P-12Reimbursement of Charter Schools for Federal Funds
S.B. 1108 - Reimbursement of Charter Schools for Federal Funds
Provides that unless otherwise mutually agreed to by the charter school and its sponsor, the sponsor must reimburse the charter school each month for all invoices submitted by the charter school for federal funds available to the sponsor for the benefit of the...

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HIPassed 06/2013P-12Federal Aid for Educating Migrants
S.C.R. 169
Strongly urges Hawaii's congressional delegation to seek and obtain additional federal aid for the provision of educational services to migrants from the compact of free association nations. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SCR169_.pdf ...

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CASigned into law 06/2013P-12Federal Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000
A.J.R. 9
Urges the 113th Congress to reauthorize and fund the federal Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 to provide a long-term, stable source of funding for schools and counties to maintain vital programs prior to September 30, 2013, to ...

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HIPassed 04/2013P-12Federal Aid to Serve Migrants from Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau
S.R. 126
Urges Hawaii's Congressional Delegation to seek and obtain additional federal aid for the state, to provide educational services to migrants from the Compact of Free Association nations. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SR126_.pdf ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Additional State and Federal Funds to Support Early Literacy Assessment and Interventions
S.B. 316 - Additional State and Federal Funds to Support Early Literacy Assessment and Interventions
By December 31, 2012, directs the superintendent of public instruction and the governor's director of 21st century education to issue a report to the governor and general assembly on the department's ability to to reprioritize state and federal funds appropria...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Facilitating Renewable Energy Products on School Lands
A.B. 982
From bill summary: Contingent on the cooperation of the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, requires the state lands commission to enter into a memorandum of agreement by April 1, 2012, with the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to facilitate land exchanges consolida...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011P-12Finance
S.J.R. 3
Urging Congress to enact legislation requiring the Secretary of the Interior to convey ownership of certain land to the State of Nevada to help fund education in Nevada.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/76th2011/Bills/SJR/SJR3_R1.pdf...

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WASigned into law 05/2011P-12Allocation of Federal Forest Revenue Based on Resident Students
S.B. 5239
Allocates federal forest revenue to public schools based on resident students. Directs the definition of "resident student" to be based on rules adopted by the superintendent of public instruction which shall consider and address the impact of alternative lear...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12Federal Grant Money Can Be Disbursed to Cooperative
S.B. 275
The measure allows federal grant money applied for on behalf of a school district to be disbursed directly to an interlocal cooperative with the consent of the school districts in the cooperative.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf/2011-12%20ENR/SB/SB275%20E...

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NCVetoed 04/2011P-12
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Community College
Community Colleges Opt Out Of Participation In Federal Direct Loan Program
H.B. 7
Allows community colleges to opt out of participation in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.
Govenor's Veto Message: http://www.governor.state.nc.us/NewsItems/PressReleaseDetail.aspx?newsItemID=1803
Bill text: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions...

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NESigned into law 03/2011P-12Allocation Provisions Relating to the Education Innovation Fund
L.B. 333
From the fiscal note: Repeals the section of statute requiring a student achievement coordinator at NDE. The
general fund savings from eliminating the position will be $103,420 in FY12 and FY13.
Increases teacher and administrator certificate fees from $55 to ...

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NESigned into law 02/2011P-12Formula to Distribute State Aid
L.B. 18
Fiscal Note summary: LB 18 amends the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act (TEEOSA) which is the formula used to distribute state aid to education. Increases the needs calculated for school systems from 100% to 102.23% in the current school yea...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12Eligibility of Entities for Federal Funding
A.B. 1683
From bill analysis: Requires the state board of education to include school districts, county offices of education, charter schools and other agencies deemed eligible pursuant to state and federal law, in any application for federal aid to education, in any al...

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RISigned into law 06/2010P-12Support for "Race to the Top" Grant
S.J.R. 2888
Joint resolution supporing the federal "Race to the Top" grant program and urging the governor and the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to submit a competitive application for the Race to the Top Round Two....

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RISIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 06/2010P-12"Race to the Top" Round Two
H.J.R. 8175
Joint resolution supporting the Federal "Race to the Top" grant program and urging the governor and the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to submit a competitive application for the Race to the Top Round Two. ...

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GASigned into law 06/2010P-12Georgia Education Authority
H.B. 936 - Section 2 and 3
Amends language related to the Georgia Education Authority (Schools). Reduces authority membership from 7 to 5 members; replaces existing members with 3 gubernatorial appointees, one appointee of the lieutenant governor, and one appointee of the speaker of the...

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GASigned into law 06/2010P-12Amendments to Transparency in Government Act
S.B. 389
Amends "Transparency in Government Act" to include in the definition of "agency" all departments (including the department of education), any regional education service agency and local boards of education. Existing provisions require information on financials...

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CASigned into law 01/2010P-12Race to the Top
S.B. 1E - Section 8
Adds Chapter 18 (commencing with Section 53100) to the Education Code. Numbers below relate to new section numbers.

53100: For purposes of implementing the federal Race to the Top program, (1) authorizes the state superintendent and president of the state bo...

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CASigned into law 01/2010P-12Legislative Intent and Race to the Top
S.B. 1E - Section 1
Establishes legislative intent regarding California's efforts in the federal Race to the Top competition. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sbx5_1_bill_20100107_chaptered.pdf

Specifies that these provisions become operative only if Sen...

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CASigned into law 01/2010P-12State Longitudinal Data System
S.B. 1E - Section 21
Adds that further purposes of state longitudinal data system are (1) to allow the state to publicly report data, as specified by the federal America COMPETES Act and as required by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and (2) to ensure t...

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ILAdopted 12/2009P-12Federal Funding of School Districts
23 IAC 100.120, .130, .Table C
Adapted from Illinois Register: Amends rules to provide for uniformity in accounting for the federal funds that school districts receive under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Establishes new account numbers so that the specific feder...

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RIPassed 11/2009P-12Race to the Top
S.B. 1055
(Joint Resolution) Supports the Federal Race to the Top grant program; urges the Governor and the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to submit a competitive application to pursue the four reforms as outlined by the United States Department ...

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RISigned into law 10/2009P-12Warm, Safe and Dry School Facility Projects
H.B. 6328
Approves, pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the issuance of Qualified School Construction Bonds in the form of lease revenue bonds or other evidences of indebtedness by the Providence Public Buildings Authority to provide funding for Warm...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12Innovation, Intervention, and Restructuring Task Force
S.B. 2119
Creates, in accordance with the goals outlined in the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Innovation, Intervention, and Restructuring Task Force to develop recommendations for the innovation, intervention, and restructuring of schools, ...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Flexibility to Meet ARRA Requirements
H.B. 1 - Section 265.50.53 and 265.50.55
Section 265.50.53: In fiscal years 2010 and 2011, allows the state superintendent to recommend the reallocation of unexpended and unincumbered general revenue fund appropriations if the superintendent deems this necessary to meet the reporting requirements of ...

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TNSigned into law 07/2009P-12Reporting of Total Funds Received - ARRA
H.B. 1988
Requires the state school bond authority to report the total funds received under the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to the chairs of the senate and house finance, ways and means committees by January 2, 2010.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Federal Funds
H.B. 635
Authorizes the Texas Education Agency to seek, accept and distribute grants awarded by the federal government or any other public or private entity for the benefit of public elementary and secondary education. Authorizes the commissioner, for purposes of deter...

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MSSigned into law 04/2008P-12Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
S.B. 2652
Clarifies method of providing Temporary Assistance for Needy Families payments; provides if a school district fails to provide to the Department of Human Services information about the school attendance of any child who is eligible for TANF benefits after a wr...

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Adopted 11/2006Postsec.
Community College
Amends Federal Student Aid Program
34 CFR Parts 600, 668, 673, 674, 675, 676, 682, 685
Amends the Federal Student Aid Program regulations to implement the changes to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), resulting from the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA), Public Law No. 109–171, and other recently enacted legisla...

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HISigned into law 06/2006P-12Department of Education Federal Revenue Maximization Program Revolving Fund
H.B. 2961
Creates a revolving fund for the collection and disbursement of generated revenue to support the administration and operations of the department of education federal revenue maximization program and for medicaid-eligible services provided by the department.
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OKAdopted 05/2006P-12Claiming Federal Program Funds
OAC 210-25-3-7
Changes the process school districts use to claim federal program funds. Implements an electronic reimbursement program which will allow school districts the ability to access their federal funds using a draw-down method.
http://www.oar.state.ok.us/register/Vo...

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KSAdopted 05/2006P-12Federal Role in State
S.C.R. 1618
Memorializes the President and Congress to make a serious commitment to improving the quality of the nation's public schools by substantially increasing its funding for the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the Higher Education Act, the...

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MSSigned into law 02/2006P-12
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Community College
Borrowing funds from federal government to cover loss of revenue as result of Hurricane Katrina
S.B. 2701
Authorizes school districts, universities and community colleges to borrow funds from federal government to cover loss of revenue as result of Hurricane Katrina.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2006/pdf/SB/2700-2799/SB2701SG.pdf...

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INSigned into law 05/2005P-12Matching Funds for Federal Charter School Facilities Initiative
H.B. 1001 (Section 129)
States that if the U.S. Department of Education approves a new competition for states to receive matching funds for charter school facilities, the department must pursue this federal funding. Appropriates $10 million from the state general fund to provide sta...

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COSigned into law 04/2005P-12Federal Funding to the State Board
S.B. 200 (Section 18)
Requires the state board to annually report to the legislature the total amount of federal funds received by the state board in the prior fiscal year, accounting how the funds were used, specifying the federal law or regulation governing the use of the federal...

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COSigned into law 06/2003P-12Literacy
H.B. 1173
Specifies that the general assembly intends for the Department of Education, for purposes of Colorado family literacy programs, to actively pursue all federal moneys for family literacy available through the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Wor...

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NMto governor 03/2003P-12Resolution re: Federal Support
S.J.M. 13
HJM 13 states that New Mexico and other western states face funding conditions exacerbated by projections that public school enrollment will increase in the western states while declining in the rest of the nation; that despite wide disparities in expenditures...

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