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From the ECS State Policy Database
Finance--Private Giving


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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.

Please cite use of the database as: Education Commission of the States (ECS) State Policy Database, retrieved [date].

State Status/Date Level Summary
ALSigned into law 04/2014P-12Dissolution of the Foundation for Local Schools
S.B. 10
Under existing law, the Foundation for Local Schools was created by legislative act as a public corporation to accept and invest private donations for the enhancement of public K- schools. Also, existing law requires, upon dissolution of the foundation, for mo...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12Public School Classroom Support Revolving Fund
H.B. 1852
The measure creates the Public School Classroom Support Revolving Fund to be used for grants to public classroom teachers. The State Board of Education will award the grants and establish the criteria for and application process for the grants. Teachers must u...

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INSigned into law 04/2011P-12Special Education
H.B. 1341
Requires a school corporation, including a charter school, to expend a proportionate share of its state special education grant on providing special education services to parentally placed nonpublic school students with disabilities.
http://www.in.gov/legislat...

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TNSigned into law 04/2011Postsec.Foundation Agreements
H.B. 306
Authorizes the University of Tennessee (UT) to designate foundations that have been established to support the University to receive private gifts for university support. Authorizes UT to enter into fee-for-service agreements with these foundations to lease un...

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KSSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.Gifts to Postsecondary Institutions
H.B. 2446
Clarifies current law regarding gifts and donations to universities, and provides guidelines on the acceptance of gifts by a foundation. Gifts to the university, other than gifts of real property, would be considered property of the university foundation, upon...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010Postsec.Disclosure of Gifts to Postsecondary Institutions from Foreign Persons
H.B. 114
Defines "foreign person" and "conditional gift". Requires any higher education institution to disclose to the board of regents receipt during any one-year period of any gift(s) totaling a certain amount from a foreign person (including a foreign government or ...

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TNSigned into law 04/2007Postsec.Confidentiality for Donors
S.B. 2080
Makes confidential certain information relating to donors of gifts to public institutions of higher education or to certain related foundations.
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/BILL/HB1961.pdf...

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NJAdopted 07/2006Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Incentive Funding Act Rules
NJAC 17:26
Establishes procedures for higher education institutions to apply for State matching funds under the Higher Education Incentive Funding Act, and delineates how and when the matching funds will be distributed to such institutions.
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TNSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Ethics
H.B. 2853
Requires university foundations to adopt codes of ethics and provides procedure for removal of foundation board members who violate such codes. http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/Chapter/PC0879.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 06/2004P-12Tax Deductions for Charitable School Organizations
H.B. 1302
Creates tax credit for qualified contributions for qualified public school support organizations; provides that seventy-five percent of the operating and implementation costs shall be satisfied from any increase in local sales tax revenues and twenty-five perc...

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LASigned into law 06/2003P-12Charitable Gambling
H.B. 162
Repeals provision allowing only one parent-teacher association or booster club for each school. http://www.legis.state.la.us/bills/byinst.asp?sessionid=03RS&billid=HB162&doctype=BT...

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AZSigned into law 05/2003P-12Cash Contributions to Schools
H.B. 2421
Relates to individual income tax credits for cash contributions to public schools; provides that site councils for schools that receive undesignated contributions may determine how the contributions are to be used at the school site. http://www.azleg.state.az....

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AZSigned into law 05/2003P-12Income Tax Credits
H.B. 2396
Requires every school tuition organization and public school that receives a contribution or fee, which can then be taken as an individual income tax credit, to report certain information to the Department of Revenue. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForB...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Other Finance Changes
S.B. 20E
In funds for student transportation, shifts rule authority from commissioner to state board (see bill section 660, page 1239, line 8 ff); permits local boards to establish resolution that can include a convenant to decrease the capital local school property ta...

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ALSigned into law 04/2002P-12
Postsec.
Uniform Management of Institutional Funds
H.B. 96
Changes the application of the Uniform Management of Educational Institutional Funds Act to "institutions" rather than "educational institutions." http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/searchableinstruments/2002rs/bills/hb96.htm...

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AZSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Exempts from the public records laws Info. about Private Givers
S.B. 1527
Exempts from the public records laws State university records such as intellectual property, donated historical materials and names and information concerning donors or potential donors to a university....

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NHSigned into law 05/2000Postsec.Resource Allocation
S.B. 453
Relates to the expending of legacies or gifts and the transfer of funds by the regional community-technical colleges; allows the regional community-technical colleges to expend legacies and gifts without approval of the Governor or Council; allows for the tran...

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MDSigned into law 03/2000P-12Private/Public Partnership
S.B. 107
Establishes the Public Education Partnership Fund; describes Fund's purposes; authorizes Fund to receive grants and private contributions; authorizes State Board of Education to use the Fund; requires the Treasurer to invest money from the Fund for the use of ...

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