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From the ECS State Policy Database
Finance--State Budgets/Expenditures


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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
COSigned into law 05/2014P-12Financing Of Public Schools
H.B. 1298
FUNDING FORMULA
Sets the statewide base per pupil funding amount for the 2014-15 budget year at $6,121, which is an inflationary increase of 2.8%. Clarifies the method used to calculate the cost-of-living factor in years when average teacher salaries either de...

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TNSigned into law 04/2014P-12
Postsec.
Financial Impact Reporting
S.B. 2101
Requires the department of education to provide a fiscal note detailing the financial impact of any proposed rule or policy.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/SB2101.pdf...

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WASigned into law 04/2014P-12Education Budget - Instructional Hours
S.B. 6002
From Legislative Budget Notes publication:
24 CREDIT GRADUATION REQUIREMENT - Chapter 4, Laws of 2013, 2nd sp.s., Partial Veto (3ESSB 5034), established an implementation schedule for a requirement that school districts increase instructional hours from an av...

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ORSigned into law 03/2014P-12Meals Programs
H.B. 4090
Allows the Department of Education to award grants to school districts, government agencies and community groups to encourage participation in a summer meals program. Specifies that each grant may not exceed $20,000 and must be used to purchase or upgrade nece...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013P-12Flexible Spending for Regional Education Districts
H.B. 3401
Provides regional education districts the opportunity to apply to the state for greater flexibility in the way that they expend funds starting with the 2014-2015 school year. Directs the the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representativ...

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ILPassed 07/2013P-12Advisory Committee on Education Funding
S.R. 431
Creates the Advisory Committee on Education Funding to conduct a thorough review of the existing distribution methods and expenditures of pre-K through grade 12 education funding and make recommendations to implement an education funding system. Directs the Ad...

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CASigned into law 07/2013P-12School Finance
S.B. 91
Deletes the requirement that school districts set aside 2.6% of their budget to support students in grades 9-12 for any purposes or programs that support a school district or charter school in achieving its goals for college and career readiness. It also stops...

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LAPassed 06/2013P-12Unfunded Mandates
H.R. 161
Requests that the house education committee study and make recommendations with respect to unfunded mandates imposed on local school systems. Requests that the committee report its findings and conclusions, including any recommendations for legislation, to the...

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ILPassed 05/2013P-12Advisory Committee on Education Funding
S.J.R. 32
Creates the General Assembly's Advisory Committee on Education Funding to conduct a thorough review of the existing distribution methods and expenditures of education funding pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Directs the committee to make recommendations to i...

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COSigned into law 04/2013P-12Mid-year School Finance Adjustments
S.B. 108
From legislative analysis: Provides the general assembly recognizes that increases in the funded pupil count and the number of at-risk students have increased the amount required for total program funding for the 2012-13 budget year. Provides the general assem...

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IDSigned into law 04/2013P-12Math, Science, Technology, and Dual Credit Provisions
H.B. 65
Provides funding for dual credit courses for early completers and additional math and science courses. Also adjusts the district's salary-based apportionment to 1.67% and allows for the expedenture or distribution of moneys from the educational support program...

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NESigned into law 04/2013P-12Changes to Education Funding
L.B. 967
Reduces by half the teacher education and instructional time allowances and aid under TEEOSA for fiscal year 2015-16 and eliminates it completely in FY2016-17. The bill also provides district reorganization support grants. For FY2014-15 and FY2015-16, LB967 in...

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NMSigned into law 04/2013P-12School District Solvency Flexibility
H.B. 462, S.B. 464
Allows the Secretary of Public Education to continue to waive certain requirements of the Public School Code and rules promulgated in accordance with the code through the 2013-14 school year pertaining to individual class load, teaching load, length of school ...

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NMSigned into law 04/2013P-12Public Employee Retirement Changes
S.B. 27 & S.B. 115
Makes changes to the state's teacher pension program designed to reduce costs over time, changes include:
• allowing municipal affiliated public employers to enter into a collective bargaining
agreement through which the employer would pay an additional porti...

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IDSigned into law 03/2013P-12Reallocation of Transportation Funds to Discretionary Funds
S.B. 1093
Moves funds away from transportation to a districts discretionary fund which allows districts to spend $7.5 million on any budget item of their liking.
http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2013/S1093.pdf ...

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CASigned into law 06/2012P-12Appropriations and Reappropriations
S.B. 1016 - Appropriations and Reappropriations
From section 56 of bill summary: Reduces by various amounts appropriations made for supplemental school counseling, special education, partnership academies, instructional support to help pupils pass the high school exit examination, English language tutoring ...

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LASigned into law 06/2012P-12
Postsec.
Elimination of Certain Special Funds in the State Treasury
S.B. 590
Eliminates various special funds in the state treasury, including the School and District Accountability Rewards Fund and the Teacher Educational Aid for Children (TEACH) Fund (for pay or salary increases for certificated personnel), the Job Reserve Fund (to p...

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CTSigned into law 05/2012P-12Low Performing Districts
S.B. 458
(Sec. 34) Defines an alliance district as a town whose school district is among those with the lowest academic performance as measured by a district performance index (DPI) the bill establishes. For FY 13, the bill requires the education commissioner to design...

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IDSigned into law 04/2012P-12Full Time Equivalent Positions
S.B. 1398
Limits the number of full-time equivalent positions to 23.75 and provides guidance for employee compensation and benefits.
http://legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2012/S1398.pdf...

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CASigned into law 02/2012P-12Budget Act of 2011
S.B. 81
Requires the state to readjust how budget cuts impact district funding. District funding would be reduced by a rate of 9.57% instead of 8.92%. The money saved by this budget move would be used to help restore $248 million to school district transportation fund...

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CAVetoed 09/2011P-12
Postsec.
Budget Issues
S.B. 6
From bill summary: Requires the director of finance to meet specified requirements if he/she proposes to reduce an item of appropriation pursuant to specified provisions. Repeals provision setting student fee at each community college district at $36 per unit ...

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CASigned into law 07/2011P-12Funds for Special Education Instruction
A.B. 108 - Special Education Funding
From bill summary: Amends the Budget Act of 2011 by reducing the amount of moneys appropriated from the general fund to the state department of education for special education instruction. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_108_bill_2...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12Certifying Decreases in State and Local Funding
S.B. 8 - Certifying Decreases in State and Local Funding
From bill summary: Requires the commissioner, not later than July 1 of each year, to determine for each school district whether the estimated amount of state and local funding per student in weighted average daily attendance to be provided to the district unde...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011P-12Study Cost of State-Mandated Special Education Requirements
H.B. 6103
Requires the Commissioner of Education to conduct a review of the cost of state-mandated special education requirements including, but not limited to, examining who is best suited to bear the burden of proof in determining whether a student is eligible for spe...

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MESigned into law 07/2011P-12Act To Restore Equity in Education Funding
S.P. 395
Amends several provisions of the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act to more equitably allocate state funds that are appropriated for essential programs and services. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_125th/chapters/PUBLIC419.asp...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Earmark Accountability
H.B. 153 - Earmark Accountability
Provides that at the request of the superintendent of public instruction, any entity that receives a budget earmark under the department of education must submit annually to the chairpersons of the committees of the house of representatives and the senate prim...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Welfare Transition Trust Fund
S.B. 2162
Creates the Welfare Transition Trust Fund within the Department of Education (this trust fund is needed in order to implement the transfer of programs to the department as proposed in 2011 legislation; specifically, the School Readiness Program, proposed for t...

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FLSigned into law 05/2011P-12
Postsec.
Uniform Reporting Requirements
S.B. 1292
Requires, beginning October 1, 2011, the Chief Financial Officer to conduct workshops with state agencies, local governments, educational entities, and entities of higher education to gather information pertaining to uniform reporting requirements. Requires th...

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NVVetoed 05/2011P-12Finance
A.B. 568
AN ACT relating to education; ensuring sufficient funding for K-12 public education for the 2011-2013 biennium; apportioning the State Distributive School Account in the State General Fund for the 2011-2013 biennium; authorizing certain expenditures; making ap...

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GASigned into law 05/2011P-12Expenditure Controls
H.B. 192 - Expenditure Controls
Extends for 2013-14 and 2014-15 schools years a provision waiving expenditure controls relating to direct instructional costs, media center costs, and staff and professional development costs. Page 7 of 11: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20112012/116810.p...

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NMSigned into law 04/2011P-12Suspension of Specified Assessments
S.B. 360
Due to financial crisis, temporarily suspends requirements for districts to administer specified assessments for 2011-12. In addition, a student who has completed the course
requirements for high school graduation in 2011-12 may graduate without demonstrating ...

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ORSigned into law 04/2011P-12School finance
S.B. 5552
Relating to state financial administration; appropriating money; and declaring an emergency. Effective 07/01/2011.
http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/sb5500.dir/sb5552.en.html...

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ORSigned into law 04/2011P-12School Finance
S.B. 5553
Relating to state financial administration; appropriating money; declaring an emergency; and providing for transfer of moneys from the Education Stability Fund that requires approval by a three-fifths majority. Effective 07/01/2011
http://www.leg.state.or.us/1...

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CASigned into law 03/2011P-12Shortening School Year by 5 Days
S.B. 70 - Sec. 46201.2
Extends through 2014-15 school year the provision allowing a school district, county office of education or charter school to shorten its instructional year by up to 5 days without incurring fiscal penalties.
Page 45 of 81: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/...

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CASigned into law 03/2011Community College
Postsec.
Community College Finance
S.B. 70 - Sec. 84043
Extends through the 2014-15 fiscal year a provision authorizing a community college district to use funds apportioned to the district for specified categorical programs, for purposes of a prescribed list
of programs (thereby allowing community college district...

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NCBecame law without governor's signature 03/2011P-12Eliminates Statewide Standardized Testing Unless Required By the Feds
H.B. 48
Eliminates statewide standardized testing in the public schools, except as required by federal law or as a condition of a federal grant. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/PDF/H48v4.pdf...

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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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CASigned into law 10/2010P-12Deferring Payments to Districts
A.B. 1624
Allows the state to defer up to $3.2 billion in payments to school districts until additional funding can be found. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_1601-1650/ab_1624_bill_20101008_chaptered.pdf...

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MISigned into law 09/2010P-12Online Education Programs Required Report
S.B. 1154 - Sec. 903
Requires the state department of education to work with districts that operate as a school of excellence cyber school and districts that operate an alternative education program with a seat-time waiver to provide a report to the legislature and the state budge...

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TXAdopted 06/2010P-12Adult Basic and Secondary Education
19 TAC 89.21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
Primarily from Texas Register:
Amends provisions to accommodate the 2009 General Appropriations Act (SB 1), which requires that a new funding formula be allocated based on need for persons beyond the age of compulsory attendance who have not received a high s...

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HISigned into law 05/2010P-12Restoring Instructional Days for 2010-11 School Year
S.B. 2124
Appropriates Hawaii hurricane relief fund moneys to make funds available to restore instructional days for the 2010-11 school year if an agreement or agreements to restore instructional days are negotiated pursuant to the collective bargaining process. http://...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12Waivers to Reduce School Expenditures
H.B. 908
From bill summary: Temporarily waives certain expenditure controls relating to funds earned for direct instructional costs, media center costs, staff and professional development costs, and additional days of instruction. Temporarily provides for system averag...

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VTEligible for GOVERNOR'S desk. 05/2010P-12Implementing Results of "Challenges for Change"
H.B. 792
Proposes to implement results of the earlier "Challenges for Change" legislation. Education-related provisions (beginning page 141) include the following: In order to achieve a two-percent reduction in education spending statewide, directs the commissioner of ...

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ALSigned into law 04/2010P-12Bonds to Support Public Education
H.B. 743
The state of Alabama issued $66.5 million in bonds dedicated toward public education. These bonds were paid for through dedicated state excise tax revenue. Details about this borrowing program must be provided to the chairs of the house education appropriation...

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MDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Waiver of Maintenance of Effort Penalty for Public Ed.
H.B. 223
Waives the fiscal 2010 county maintenance of effort (MOE) penalty for public education; Directs the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee to study the appropriate calculation of the penalty for failing to meet the MOE requ...

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MSSigned into law 04/2010P-12Plans for District Budget Cuts
H.B. 1170
Requires the school board of a school district having a certain ending fund balance in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 fiscal years to submit a plan for budget cuts to the State Department of Education; authorizes the State Board of Education to adopt rules and regula...

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OHSigned into law 03/2010P-12Distinction between Online AP Courses and Clearinghouse of Distance Learning Courses
S.B. 155 - Section 6
Amends 371.50.90 of Am. Sub. H.B. 1 of the 128th General Assembly (enacted July 2009). Clarifies that from an appropriation item in 2009 H.B. 1, eTech Ohio must use up to $1 million in FY 2010 to maintain the clearinghouse of distance learning courses called f...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010P-12
Postsec.
Money-Saving Measures
H.B. 166
Section 1: Directs the state board, by December 31, 2010, to review mandates provided for in administrative rule, to determine whether some could be waived to remove funding pressures on public schools temporarily.

Sections 2-4: Eliminates the requirement to...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010P-12Programs Funded At or Below $10,000 in a District
H.B. 149 - Section 3
Adds Section 53A-17a-105.5. Defines "qualifying program" as (1) the at-risk flow through program; (2) the homeless and disadvantaged minority students program [both created in 53A-17a-121]; (3) the gifted and talented program; (4) the advanced placement progra...

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MSSigned into law 03/2010P-12School District Emergency Bridge Loan Act
H.B. 1349
Creates the School District Emergency Bridge Loan Act to assist districts that suffer revenue losses due to the economic downturn. Provides that a district that receives a loan shall pledge to repayment any part of the homestead exemption annual tax loss reimb...

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NMSigned into law 03/2010P-12School District Budget Flexibility
S.B. 97
Provides flexibility to school districts to meet state fiscal solvency requirements; provides that the Secretary of Education may waive requirements of the Public School Code and rules promulgated in accordance with that code pertaining to individual class loa...

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IASigned into law 01/2010P-12Delay in Allowable Growth, School Foundation Program
S.B. 2045
Delays establishing the state percent of growth, also known as allowable growth, for the budget year beginning July 1, 2011, from the 2010 Legislative Session to the 2011 Legislative Session for the state school foundation program.
http://coolice.legis.state.i...

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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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CASigned into law 09/2009P-12Bringing Per-Pupil Spending to National Average
A.C.R. 54
States legislative intent that the state of California generate sufficient funds for, and allocate sufficient funds to education, so as to bring per-pupil spending up to or beyond the national average, and to a level that accounts for the actual cost of educat...

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AZSigned into law 08/2009P-12Finance
H.B. 2011C
Provides for K-12 budget reconciliation; relates to intergovernmental agreements and contracts, the Early Graduation Scholarship Program, charter schools, the State Board of Education duties, school district and charter school procurement, school accreditation...

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CASigned into law 07/2009P-12After School Education and Safety Program
A.B. 2 - Section 8
The purpose of the After School Education and Safety Program is to create incentives for establishing before- and after-school enrichment programs (including during the summer) that partner public schools and communities to provide academic and literacy suppor...

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CASigned into law 07/2009P-12
Postsec.
No Automatic Increases
A.B. 12D - Section 6
Provides that no automatic increases will be provided to the University of California, California State University or to state agency operations, including, but not limited to, annual price increases to state
departments and agencies. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Waivers from Financial Requirements
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.40
Authorizes local boards to apply to the state superintendent for waivers from financial provisions established in Chapter 3306, including any applicable expenditure or reporting standard prescribed by rule adopted by statutory requirement, or or a waiver of an...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Formula Accountability and Transparency Form
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.35
Applies only to school districts, and not to community schools or STEM schools. Directs the department of education to develop a form, to be known as the "Formula Accountability and Transparency" form or "FACT" form. Directs the department to annually publish ...

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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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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Calculating Certain Components of State Funding
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.06, 3306.07, 3306.08, 3306.09, 3306.091, 3306.10, 3306.11, 3306.12, 3306.13, 3306.18, 3306.19, 3306.191, 3306.192,
Establishes the method of calculating the following components of each district's adequacy amount:
Section 3306.06: "Additional services support component" (includes 5 factors: family and community liaison; counselor; summer remediation; school nurse wellness...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12District Spending Plans
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.30
Requires local boards to annually submit to the department of education a plan describing how the district will spend the funds received under the evidence-based model. Requires districts to spend funds received for each component, and for districts with a thr...

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OHAdopted 07/2009P-12State Health Care Fund
OAC 3307:1-11-12
Establishes the "Health Care Fund" as a separate account within the Employers' Trust Fund. Provides that fund assets may be used only for the payment of health care benefits, qualified medical expenses, dental and vision coverage, if applicable, and to reimbur...

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AZVetoed 07/2009P-12Finance
H.B. 2648
Relates to the implementation of the FY 2009-10 budget for K-12 education, basic state aid, K-12 rollover, online instruction, teacher performance pay, the Early Graduation Scholarship Program, the School Facilities Board, school district personnel employment ...

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AZVetoed 07/2009P-12Finance
S.B. 1187
Relates to charter schools and financing; makes appropriations; relates to kindergarten through grade twelve education budget reconciliation; relates to contracts; relates to investment of public monies, graduate information and scholarships.
http://www.azleg....

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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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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Budgets
H.B. 2012
Requires the transfer of the lottery ending balance after the end of each biennium to the school capital matching subaccount created within the Education Stability Fund. Chapter 872.
http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/hb2000.dir/hb2012.en.pdf...

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MOVetoed 06/2009P-12Finance
H.B. 2
Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the State Board of Education and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills091/billpdf/truly/HB0002T.PDF...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Finance
S.B. 5554
Relates to state financial administration; transfers the balance of the Education Stability Fund to the State School Fund; establishes the maximum limit for payment of expenses by the Department of Education from lottery moneys transferred to the State School ...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Finance
S.B. 5520
Appropriates moneys from the General Fund and the Rainy Day Fund to the Department of Education for the State School Fund; creates a formula by the the Department of Administrative Service calculates the amount of certain appropriations from funds; limits bien...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12SEA Funds
H.B. 3646 - Sections 40 and 41
Section 40: Specifies that the state education agency is to use funds appropriated for such purposes to develop (1) summer study guides to help parents of students who do not perform satisfactorily on one or more portions of specified state assessments and (2)...

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WISigned into law 06/2009P-12ARRA Funds
S.B. 232
Act No. 23. STATE SCHOOL AID; JUNE 2009. In the second fiscal year of the fiscal biennium in which this subsection takes effect, in addition to the lapse required in 2009 Wisconsin Act 11, section 9139 (1f), there is lapsed to the general fund $261,278,000 fro...

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NVSigned into law 06/2009P-12
Postsec.
Consultants
A.B. 463
Requires the Interim Finance Committee to approve the employment of a consultant by a department, agency, or local governmental entity; requires a board, commission, school district and institution of the Higher Education System to submit a report concerning c...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Appropriations
S.B. 219
Appropriations bill -- state department of education. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/2009-10bills/SB/SB219_ENR.RTF...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Education Stabilization Funding
S.B. 69
Authorizes the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to expend from the Education Stabilization component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Fund the sum of Sixty-eight Million Seven Hundred Ninety-two Thousand Four Hundred Seventy-seven Dolla...

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NESigned into law 05/2009P-12Amends Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act
L.B. 545
Changes the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; amends provisions regarding the Education Innovation Fund; relates to property taxes; amends provisions regarding expenditures for ...

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WASigned into law 05/2009P-12Salaries
H.B. 2363
Suspends temporarily any cost-of-living salary increases for educational employees; provides for additional cost-of-living allocations in subsequent fiscal years.
Chapter 573
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009-10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Passed%20Legislat...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Mapping State Expenditures on Children
H.B. 702
Authorizes a pilot project to map state expenditures on children for providing health, safety, stability, growth, development, and education in the state. Requires a study on the collection and reporting of summary data relating to decisions that affect a chil...

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MTSigned into law 05/2009P-12Additional Uses for Stimulus Funds
H.B. 645
Implements receipt of and appropriates federal stimulus funds to include the hospital bed tax allocation, school district employee retirement costs, unemployment benefits and working training, TANF block grants, water projects, the Medicaid account, a wood pro...

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GAVetoed 05/2009P-12Expenditure Controls
S.B. 178 Sections 8 and 9
Adds new subsections to Code Section 20-2-167 and 20-2-184.1. Provides that for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years, the expenditure controls relating to direct instruction costs, media center costs, professional development costs, and additional days of inst...

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NDSigned into law 05/2009P-12Stabilization Fund Dollars
H.B. 1400 - Stabilization Fund Dollars
Requires the superintendent of public instruction to notify the superintendent and board of each school district in the state, by certified mail, that any education stabilization fund dollars
received by the district as a result of the American Recovery and Re...

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NDSigned into law 05/2009P-12State School Aid
H.B. 1400 and H.B. 1013 - Appropriations
From the fiscal note: The total funding increases addressed in the bill is $198,544,337. It is made up of $102,800,000 general fund, 10,100,000 state tuition fund, and $85,644,337 federal ARRA state fiscal stabilization funds. The breakdown is as follows:
$82,...

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IDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Finance
H.B. 314
Appropriates moneys to the Department of Health and Welfare for the Independent Councils for fiscal year 2010; provides that the State Controller shall make transfers from the General Fund; limits the number of full time equivalent positions for the Independen...

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NVSigned into law 04/2009P-12Finance
A.B. 533
Makes a supplemental appropriation to the State Distributive School Account for unanticipated shortfalls in Fiscal Year 2008-2009 in certain tax revenue.
Chapter 17
http://leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Bills/AB/AB533_EN.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Special Schools
S.B. 1210
Appropriates funds to the State School for the Deaf and the Blind; limits the number of full-time equivalent positions; provides legislative intent on personnel costs; provides legislative intent on school operations; directs salary reductions. Chapter 204
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IDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Finance
H.B. 312
Appropriates moneys to the Superintendent of Public Instruction/State Department of Education for fiscal year 2010; limits the number of full-time equivalent positions; expresses legislative intent with regard to the longitudinal data system; provides legislat...

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WISigned into law 02/2009P-12
Postsec.
Act 2 - Finances and Appropriations
S.B. 62
Provides a total of $2,630,000 in grant moneys to certain organizations in the building trades to provide job training and retraining programs, including training in green building and the installation of alternative energy systems. The following organizations...

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UTSigned into law 02/2009P-12Minimum School Year Program
S.B. 4
Modifies revenues appropriated for the Minimum School Program and school building programs; establishes a ceiling for the state contribution to the Minimum School Program for fiscal year 2008-09; specifies how reductions to the Minimum School Program shall be ...

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NVSigned into law 12/2008P-12Finance
A.B. 2A
Revises provisions governing state financial administration; authorizes the State Treasurer to establish a line of credit on behalf of the state with the Local Government Pooled Investment Fund not to exceed a specified amount and to sell notes to the Fund to ...

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ALApproved by voters 11/2008P-12Reestablishing the Education Trust Fund Rain Day Account
V. 1
(AMENDMENT 1; ACT 2008-508) Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to reestablish the Education Trust Fund Rain Day Account within the state trust fund; establishes the General Fund Rainy Day Account within the state trust fund. http://www.lrs.state.al.us/p...

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UTApproved by voters 11/2008P-12State Subscription to Stocks or Bonds
V. 5
(CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT E; HJR 12 - 2008 GENERAL SESSION) Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to authorize the state to subscribe to stock or bonds using funds in the permanent State School Fund and funds derived from federal land grants designated in ...

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TNSigned into law 06/2008P-12Requires Resource Mapping
S.B. 4012
Concerns Commission on Children and Youth; requires the commission to design and oversee a resource mapping of all federal and state funding sources and streams that support the health, safety, permanence, growth, development, and education of children in the ...

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ALSigned into law 06/2008P-12Education Trust Fund
H.B. 63A
Allows for 75%, up from 20%, of unexpended education funds to be appropriated to the Education Trust Fund....

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TNSigned into law 06/2008P-12Study of Local Funding Policies
S.J.R. 1180
Directs the Basic Education Program (BEP) Review Committee to study funding policies implemented by local governments in light of the increased state funding by BEP 2.0 and report to the General Assembly by November 1, 2008, as part of its annual report....

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NYAdopted 06/2008P-12Contracts for Excellence
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 100.13 and 170.12
Establishes allowable programs and activities, criteria for public reporting by school districts of their total foundation aid expenditures, and other requirements for purposes of preparation of contracts for excellence by certain specified school districts. P...

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IASigned into law 05/2008P-12Appropriations
H.F. 2679
Selected provisions:
• Creates the Senior Year Plus Program to increase access of high school students to college credit and
advanced placement coursework. (Page 40, Line 23 through Page 64, Line 10)
• Requires postsecondary institutions providing Senior Year ...

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IASigned into law 05/2008P-12Appropriations: Teacher Quality-Related Section
H.B. 2679
Governor and General Assembly by January 15, 2009. (Page 10, Line 20)
DIVISION IV – STUDENT
ACHIEVEMENT AND TEACHER
QUALITY PROGRAM
• Requires disposition of Teacher Quality Funding to be negotiated as part of a whole-grade sharing
agreement (Page 66, Line 33)...

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DESigned into law 04/2008P-12
Community College
State Budget In Response to State's Financial Situation
H.J.R. 14
Directs the General Assembly and the Governor to comprehensively address the current the state's financial situation. Provides for the use of a strategy to include but not be limited to base budget cuts revenue enhancements and program re-engineering. Limits r...

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WYSigned into law 03/2008P-12School Finance Amendments
S.B. 70
Bill establishes school district financial assistance for specified purposes outside of and in addition to the education resource block grant school finance funding model; modifies the career vocational education grant program; establishes a statewide career t...

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IASigned into law 02/2008P-12Percent of Growth for Foundation Program
H.F. 2140
Provides for the establishment of the state percent of growth (4%) for purposes of the State School Foundation Program; provides for computation of state aid.
http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=BillInfo&Service=Billbook&ga=82&menu=t...

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NYAdopted 01/2008P-12Contracts for Excellence
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 100.13 and 170.12
The board of regents has readopted, by emergency action effective January 22, 2008, the emergency rule adopted at the September 10, 2007 Regents meeting, and readopted at the October 23, 2007 Regents meeting, that added a new section 100.13 and amended section...

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NYEmergency Rule Extension 11/2007P-12Contracts for Excellence
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 100.13 and 170.12
Readopts, by emergency action effective November 25, 2007, the emergency rule adopted at the September 10, 2007 Regents meeting that added a new section 100.13 and amended 170.12 of the Commissioner's Regulations.
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2007...

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NYAdopted 07/2007P-12Contracts for Excellence
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 100.13 and 170.12
Establishes allowable programs and activities, criteria for public reporting by school districts of their total foundation aid expenditures, and other requirements for purposes of preparation of contracts for excellence by certain specified school districts. P...

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TXSigned into law 07/2007P-12School Land Board's Authority
H.B. 3699
House Bill 3699 amends the Natural Resources Code and the Education Code to broaden the School Land Board's (SLB) authority to manage and control land, mineral and royalty interests, real estate investments, and other interests that are dedicated to the perman...

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TXSigned into law 07/2007P-12Accounting Modifications
H.B. 2365
From fiscal note: The bill would allow the state and political subdivisions of the state to follow state statutory modified accrual standards of accounting as described in the bill, if other accounting bases conflict with state law. The state or its political ...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12Basic Support Guarantee
A.B. 563
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to recalculate the basic support guarantee for Fiscal Year 2008-09 based upon a salary increase of 4.375 percent rather than 4 percent if the projected revenues from the local school support tax exceed a certai...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007P-12Inclusion of Foreign Exchange Students for Receiving State Funds
H.B. 160
Allows a school district or charter school to include, with certain exceptions, foreign exchange students in the district's or school's membership and attendance count for the purpose of apportionment of state monies. http://le.utah.gov/~2007/bills/hbillenr/hb...

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NVApproved by voters 11/2006P-12Education First Initiative Petition
Ballot Question # 1
Proposes an amendment to the state constitution to require the legislature to fund the operation of the public schools for K-12th grades before any other part of the state budget for the next biennium.
http://www.sos.state.nv.us/nvelection/2004_bq/bq1.htm...

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CARejected by voters 07/2006P-12School Funding and Tax Increase
V. 14 (Prop. 88)
(1189. SA2005RF0126) Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to provide public school funding by imposing a tax on real property that exempts certain senior homeowners, to provide for class size reduction, textbooks, school safety and violence prevention, ac...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Quality Education Support Fund
H.B. 591
Increases limit on appropriations to Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Board of Regents for administrative costs related to the Quality Education Support Fund. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=406224...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Additional State Aid for Cooperative High Schools
H.B. 4365
Allows cooperative high schools to receive some of the same supplementary state aid that new districts receive; relates to multiple agreements. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/94/HB/PDF/09400HB4365lv.pdf...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Class Size and Other Block Grant Funds
S.B. 2272 - Section 6
Extends repeal date of Iowa Early Intervention and School Improvement Technology Block Grant Programs to July 2007. (Includes funds for K-3 class size reduction and student achievement in basic skills, especially reading skills.) https://www.legis.iowa.gov/DOC...

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TXSigned into law 05/2006P-12School Finance Reform
H.B. 1C
Relates to public school finance, property tax relief, public school accountability and programs. Requires school districts to reduce their M&O tax rates in 2006 to 88.67 percent of their 2005 M&O tax rate. School districts would receive "hold harmless" fundin...

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KSSigned into law 05/2006P-12At-Risk and Remediation Funding
S.B. 549 - Section 3, 9, 15
Defines "nonproficient pupil" as a student who is not eligible for free lunches and who has scored less than proficient on the state math or reading assessment during school year 2004-2005 and who is enrolled in a district which maintains an approved proficien...

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COSigned into law 04/2006P-12School Funding Levels and Formula
H.B. 1375
Concerns the financing of public schools; increases the statewide base per pupil funding to account for a higher inflation rate; provides that if a school district's expenditures for instructional supplies and materials exceeds the amount required to be budget...

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ARSigned into law 04/2006P-12Educational Adequacy Act of 2006
S.B. 27A
Addresses issues raised by the state supreme court. Increases foundation funding provided by the state.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2006S1/public/SB27.pdf...

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ALVeto overridden: Legislature has overridden Governor's veto 03/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Appropriations
H.B. 272
Makes appropriations for the support, maintenance and development of public education in Alabama, for debt service, and for capital outlay for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007.
http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/searchableinstruments/2006rs/bi...

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CAVetoed 09/2005P-12School Transportation Block Grant
A.B. 1110
An act to add Article 8 (commencing with Section 41580) to Chapter 3.2 of Part 24 of the Education Code. Would create the School Transportation Block Grant to replace existing system of funding public school transportation in the state. http://www.leginfo.ca.g...

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OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12Budget Bill
H.B. 1020 (budget provisions)
Budget bill funds public schools at $2.15 billion. Provided an increase of more than $145 million per year to boost teacher pay and benefits, as well as helping schools struggling with growing operational expenses. The increased appropriation includes $57.7 mi...

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INSigned into law 05/2005P-12State Budget Review and Government Efficiency Commission
H.B. 1001 (Section 255-256)
Establishes legislative intent that the state budget be reviewed comprehensively before the budgetary process for the next biennium begins in 2007. Asks the governor to direct the office of management and budget to thoroughly review the budget of each executiv...

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WVSigned into law 05/2005P-12
Postsec.
Budget Bill
S.B. 604
The FY 06 Budget, passed in 2005, is $3.19 billion. A breakdown in approximate percentages goes as follows:
Public Education = 51% at $1.6 billion of the General Revenue budget. Further funding for public education includes an additional $50.5 million, provide...

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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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AZVetoed 04/2005P-12School Finance
H.B. 2498
Provides restrictions on desegregation funds for districts that, as of June 30, 2005, were under desegregation orders or an administrative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights directed toward remediating alleged or proven r...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Finance
H.B. 2497
Replaces the biennial reporting requirements for desegregation districts with an annual report that lists specific items to be reported on a district-wide and school-by-school basis beginning in FY 2006-07.  Districts that become subject to a court order or ad...

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KSBecame law without governor's signature 04/2005P-122010 Commission
H.B. 2247 (section 7-9)
Establishes the 2010 Commission. States that the commission shall cease to exist on December 31, 2010. Requires the commission to:
(a) Conduct continuous and on-going monitoring of the implementation and operation of the school district finance and quality per...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Appropriation of Funds
S.B. 877
States the purposes and sources of funds for the Educational Facilities Partnership Fund Account and the Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation Fund Account.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb877.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 04/2005P-12School District State Aid
H.B. 1311
Provides an appropriation for eligible school districts receiving reduced amounts of state aid.

The superintendent of public instruction shall use the first $119,190, or so much of that
amount as is necessary, for the purpose of reimbursing eligible school di...

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SDSigned into law 03/2005P-12House Bill 1220 Appropriation Repeal
S.B. 224
Repeals the appropriation of $3,006,960 from the state's General Fund to the Education Enhancement Trust Fund - contained in House Bill 1220, as previously enacted by the Eightieth Session (2005) of the South Dakota Legislature. ...

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NDSigned into law 03/2005P-12Supplemental Payments to High Schools
H.B. 1032
Relates to the formula for calculating supplemental payments to high school districts; relates to property taxes, transportation levy, and high school tuition levy.

http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/59-2005/bill-text/FAIC0200.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 02/2005P-12Minimum School Program Act Amendments
H.B. 3
Relates to minimum school program act amendments. This bill:
< establishes a ceiling for the state contribution to the maintenance and operations portion of the Minimum School Program for fiscal year 2005-06 of $1,783,631,186;
< establishes the value of the we...

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ARSigned into law 02/2005P-12Department Of Education
H.B. 1073
Appropriates FY 2004-2005 emergency supplemental funds to department to disburse for grants and aid to state secondary vocational area centers. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1073.pdf...

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MISigned into law 01/2005P-12Multisection School Aid
S.B. 1193
Relates to multisection school aid; provides the fiscal year 2004- 2005 year budget; amends appropriations from the state school aid fund and the school aid stabilization fund; amends provisions regarding special education and shared employment....

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ILSigned into law 10/2004P-12Funding Rapid Growth
H.B. 766
Amends the Common School Fund Article of the School Code. Provides for a grant to be paid to a school district if there has been an increase in a school districts' student population over the most recent 2 school years of over 1.5% in a district with over 10,...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Education: Class Size
S.B. 311
Requires the Controller to deduct from the next principal apportionment of a school district a specified amount based on the annual pupil enrollment of the class above a different prescribed number. Authorizes a district located in the counties of Los Angeles,...

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MISigned into law 09/2004Postsec.
Community College
2005 Higher Education Budget
S.B. 1067
Makes appropriations for the state institutions of higher education and certain state purposes related to education for the fiscal year ending September 3.,2004; and for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/documents/2...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Education Finance: Categorical Education Program Reform
A.B. 825
Establishes block grants to be composed of funding for specified existing categorical education programs. Repeals dates of the Early Intervention for School Success Program. Establishes a pupil retention block grant, school safety consolidated block grants, te...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Instructional Materials Program Funding
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
Deletes the date of repeal on the Instructional Materials Program and the contingency of program implementation funding on funding from the Annual Budget Act. Also makes technical changes to the appropriation to the Instructional Materials Fund. Appropriates $...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12State Mandates: Commission on State Mandates
A.B. 2856
Revises the procedures for receiving claims and for hearings on claims from local governmental agencies, including school district, for reimbursement of costs of state mandates with the Commission on State Mandates. Revises the definitions of terms related to ...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Teacher Support and Development Act of 2005
A.B. 1650
Consolidates the funding for programs aimed at promoting the development of teachers in specific areas, and establishes the Teacher Support and Development Act of 2005 to provide flexible professional development block grants to school districts. Requires the ...

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MISigned into law 09/2004P-122005 Education Budget
S.B. 1065
Provides Department of Education zero budget for fiscal year 2005.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/documents/2003-2004/publicact/pdf/2004-PA-0346.pdf...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Home-School Transportation
A.B. 2462
Authorizes, commencing with the 2006-07 fiscal year, home-to-school transportation programs to receive a state funding increase in lieu of an inflation or cost-of-living increase. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_2451-2500/ab_2462_bill_20040824_enroll...

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ALIssued 08/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Governor's Commission on Education Spending
Executive Order No. 02-2003
The governor issued Executive Order No. 02-2003 on January 30, 2003, creating the Governor's Commission of Education Spending. The Commission was to engage in a thorough examination of how education dollars have been spent in Alabama during the past ten years....

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CASigned into law, with line items vetoed 08/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Education Finance
S.B. 1108
Relates to revenue limit calculation factors for school districts and county superintendents of schools for specified fiscal years. Relates to apportionments and minimum funding to school districts and community college districts, funding for the Deaf and Disa...

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CASigned into law 08/2004P-12
Community College
Education Finance
S.B. 1101
Suspends the minimum funding obligation of school districts and community college districts. Requires the amount of money to be applied by the state for these district's support during the 2004-05 fiscal year to be calculated by subtracting a certain amount of...

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ILSigned into law 07/2004P-12State Aid Claim
S.B. 2349
Amends the School Code. Relates to recomputing a general State aid claim. Provides for a qualifying reduction in equalized assessed valuation deduction. Amends provisions regarding the necessity to prorate claims that are approved but not paid in the current f...

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MISigned into law 07/2004P-12State General Fund Public School Funding
S.B. 1194
Increases the amount of funding for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, appropriated for the public school of the state from the General Fund. For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, there is appropriated for the public schools of this state
and ...

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LASigned into law 06/2004P-12State Employee Retirement
H.B. 58
Provides for early retirement for state employee retirement members with actuarial reduction of benefits; requires abolition of positions vacated by early retirement and permits reestablishment only as provided. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CVT8/...

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MOSigned into law 06/2004P-12Fund Appropriation
H.B. 1002
Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the State Board of Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

http://www.house.state.mo.us/bills041/biltxt/truly/HB1002T.HTM...

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OKSigned into law 06/2004P-12Appropriations for Education
H.B. 2012
Makes appropriations to the state board; transfers funds to the Teachers' Retirement System; provides funds for an Internet school, parent training, advanced placement programs, alternate education, staff development and early intervention programs. Caps the n...

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COSigned into law 05/2004P-12School Finance; Enrollment Calculations; Charter School Contracts
H.B. 1397
Concerns the financing of public schools; relates to calculations of pupil enrollment; relates to charter school contracts. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/28517E5E9054E56887256E0400738CE5?Open&file=1397_enr.pdf...

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MSSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.
Community College
Junior Colleges Administration
S.B. 3121
Relates to Junior Colleges Administration appropriation....

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MSSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.
Community College
Junior Colleges Support
S.B. 3122
Relates to Junior Colleges support appropriation.

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2004/html/SB/3100-3199/SB3122PS.htm...

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MSSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.
Community College
Institution of Higher Learning
S.B. 3120
Relates to a Institution of Higher Learning general support appropriation....

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VTSigned into law 05/2004P-12School Districts Funding
S.B. 315
This act establishes an equalized pupil count for union and unified union school districts, removes the system of assessing member districts to fund union and unified union school districts, and directs the commissioner of education to send funding directly to...

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LASigned into law 05/2004P-12State First Fund
S.B. 506
Relates to funds and funding; provides with respect to the Support Education in Louisiana First Fund.

The monies in this fund shall be used only as provided in this bill and only in the amounts appropriated by the legislature. Requires that all unexpended an...

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MSSigned into law 05/2004P-12Education Appropriations
H.B. 1696
Relates to an appropriation for the State Department of Education General Programs, Education Reform Act and Vocational Education.

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2004/pdf/HB/1600-1699/HB1696SG.pdf...

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MNTo governor 05/2004P-12State Government
H.F. 2867
Relates to state government; appropriates money for prekindergarten through grade 12 education, including general education, education excellence, special programs, and facilities and technology; early childhood and family education, including prevention and s...

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MESigned into law 05/2004P-12Educational Funding and Property Tax Relief
S.P. 761
The bill provides that by fiscal year 2009-10 the state share of kindergarten to grade 12 education funding, as described by essential programs and services, must be 55%. It also establishes a local cost share expectation for property tax years beginning on o...

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TNSigned into law 05/2004P-12Lottery Corporation Committee
S.B. 2115
Adds the Select Committee on the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation to education committees as committees reviewing governor's proposed appropriations for educational programs and purposes prior to final action by the finance, ways and means committees....

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TNSigned into law 04/2004P-12Basic Education Program Funding
S.B. 3349
Basic Education Program (BEP) - Provides that 40 percent of growth funds under the BEP are to be distributed to eligible LEAs by January 1 with the remainder distributed by the subsequent June 30....

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IDSigned into law 04/2004Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Education Appropriations
H.B. 768
Appropriates funds to the State Board of Education and the Board of Regents of the University of Idaho; requires the state board of education to track faculty, nonfaculty exempt and classified employees turnover; provides legislative intent regarding funding e...

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WVSigned into law 03/2004Postsec.Supplemental Appropriations
S.B. 1014
Makes a supplementary appropriation of public moneys out of the treasury from the balance of moneys remaining as an unappropriated balance in the state fund, general revenue, to higher education policy commission - higher education policy commission - system -...

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IDSigned into law 03/2004P-12Public School Permanent Endowment Funds
S.B. 1306
Relates to the investment of permanent endowment funds to clarify market value allocation between the permanent endowment funds and the earnings reserve funds; establishes benchmark values to be annually modified for comparison with the current market value of...

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UTSigned into law 03/2004P-12State School Fund
H.B. 78
Creates a restricted account for the deposit of the earnings derived from the investment of the permanent State School Fund....

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IAVetoed 03/2004P-12Education Funding
S.F. 2124
Relates to education funding, providing for the establishment of the state percent of growth for purposes of the state school foundation program, making appropriations, and providing an applicability date. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?...

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WYSigned into law 03/2004P-12Spending Policy Modifications
H.B. 101
Relates to the investment of state funds; modifies spending policy amounts from investments of permanent Wyoming mineral trust funds and the common school account within the permanent land fund....

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SDSigned into law 02/2004P-12
Postsec.
Quality Education
S.B. 150
Appropriations bill. Appropriates money to enhance the quality of education in the state; provides also for postsecondary education....

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ILVeto Overridden: Restored Items Became Law. 11/2003Postsec.
Community College
Appropriations for Postsecondary Education
H.B. 2671
Amends appropriations to the Board of Higher Education, the Department of Public Health, for medical education scholarships, the Mathematics and Science Academy, the Student Assistance Commission, the Community College Board, the public universities and the St...

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ILVeto overridden: Restored items became law 11/2003P-12Appropriations for the State Board of Education
H.B. 2663
Makes appropriations to the State Board of Education for fiscal year 2004. Effective July 1, 2003. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=2663&GAID=3&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=5202&SessionID=3...

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MENovember 2003 Ballot 11/2003P-12Education Funding
Question 1B
Competing Measure: Do you want to lower property taxes and avoid the need for a significant increase in state taxes by phasing in a 55% state contribution to the cost of public education and by providing expanded property tax relief? http://www.state.me.us/sos...

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MENovember 2003 Ballot 11/2003P-12Education Funding
Question 1A
Citizen Initiative: Do you want the State to pay 55% of the cost of public education, which includes all special education costs, for the purpose of shifting costs from the property tax to state resources? http://www.state.me.us/sos/cec/elec/intent.pdf...

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MENovember 2003 Ballot 11/2003P-12Education Funding
Question 1C
Allows voter to vote against both the Citizen Initiative (Question 1A) and the Competing Measure (Question 1B). http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/intent.pdf...

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CAVetoed 10/2003P-12Supplemental Instruction
A.B. 52
Repeals existing law requiring a school district to offer supplemental instruction to pupils in grades 2 to 9, inclusive, who are
recommended for retention or who are retained in the same grade. Existing law requires the superintendent of public instruction to...

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CASigned into law 08/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Education Finance
A.B. 1754
Relates to reimburse rates under the Child Care and Development Services Act, revenue limits for school districts and county superintendents of schools for 2003-04 and 2004-05 fiscal years, school district's school building maintenance account, school district...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12State Budget Transfers
H.B. 765
Amends the School Code concerning interfund transfers. Provides that certain limitations on transfers, one of which requires the transfer to be for the purpose of meeting one-time, non-recurring expenses and the other of which requires the transfer to be made ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003Postsec.Higher Education Appropriation Requirements
H.B. 1543
Amends the State Finance Act. Requires appropriations for higher education to be by separate line items and not by lump sum. Provides that each state-supported institution of higher learning shall provide a financial report to the Governor and the General Asse...

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LASigned into law 07/2003P-12
Postsec.
Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund Reduction Limits
H.B. 573
Requires total dollar amount of reductions to appropriations from the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund resulting from budget adjustments to avoid a deficit to be apportioned equally between the appropriations to the board of regents and the state board...

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CASigned into law 06/2003P-12Targeted Instructional Improvement Grant Program
S.B. 1040
Reduces the appropriation to the State Department of Education for local assistance for purposes of the Targeted Instructional Improvement Grant Program and appropriates the new amount for the 2003-04 fiscal year for the program. Declares the funds appropriate...

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ORSigned into law 06/2003P-12Education Stability Fund
H.B. 3642
Directs State Treasurer to transfer moneys from Education Stability Fund to State School Fund; makes finding that economic and revenue forecast conditions required by Constitution to make transfer have been met; prohibits State Treasurer from diverting earning...

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CTSigned into law 06/2003P-12Funding to Promote Children's Well-being
S.B. 886
Requires the State Prevention Council to determine long-term goals, strategies and outcome measures to promote the health and well being of children and families including; early intervention strategies, an increase in healthy pregnant women and newborns, a de...

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ILSigned into law 06/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
FY2004 Budget Implementation (Education) Act
S.B. 744
Creates the FY2004 Budget Implementation (Education) Act with the purpose of the Act to make changes relating to education that are necessary to implement the State's FY2004 budget. Makes changes to the State aid formula provisions by increasing the foundation...

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COPartial veto 05/2003P-12Financing of Public Schools
S.B. 248
Concerns the procedures for the funding of public schools, including adjustments to the district size factor, minimum per pupil funding, at-risk student calculation; temporary reduction of number of children participating on the Colorado Preschool Program; cha...

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NVSigned into law 05/2003P-12Distributive School Account Appropriation
A.B. 253
Makes supplemental appropriation to State Distributive School Account in State General Fund for unanticipated shortfall in Fiscal Year 2002- 2003....

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CASigned into law 05/2003P-12
Postsec.
Education Finance
S.B. 28
Repeals the Teacher Recruitment Initiative Program, administered by the Sacramento County Office of Education, which awards competitive grants to operate regional recruitment centers that focus on recruiting teachers to low-performing schools. Makes the Govern...

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OKSigned into law 04/2003P-12State Board Of Education
H.B. 1247
Requires the legislature to fund common education at least 25 days in advance of the deadline for school districts to notify teachers of hiring decisions for the next school year, not to be later than April 1. ...

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SCBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 04/2003P-12Furloughs
S.B. 320
Authorizes the adjutant generals office to furlough state-funded Full-time Equivalent Enrollments during fiscal year 2002-2003 under specific conditions; includes classified and unclassified employees. http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess115_2003-2004/prever/320_...

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MSVetoed 04/2003P-12Education Contingency Fund
H.B. 1036
Creates a special fund in the State Treasury to be known as the 2004 Education Contingency Fund which shall be expended for public education purposes; directs the state treasurer from July 1, 2003, until July 1, 2004, to transfer to the 2004 Education Continge...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Minimum School Program Act Amendments
H.B. 3
This act modifies the State System of Public Education Code by providing funding for the Minimum School Program and school building aid programs. This act establishes a ceiling for the state contribution to the Minimum School Program for fiscal year 2003-04 of...

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WVSigned into law 03/2003P-12Fund Expiration of General Fund
H.B. 102
Appropriates the state surplus for fiscal year 2003 -- part of which is appropriated to the Department of Education and the Arts. http://129.71.164.29/Bill_Text_HTML/2003_SESSIONS/1X/House/H_BILLS/HB101-200/hb102%20enr.htm#HD0...

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WVSigned into law 03/2003P-12Surplus to Supplement Existing Appropriations
H.B. 104, H.B. 103
Relates to supplementing, amending, and increasing items of the existing appropriations from the balance of moneys remaining as an unappropriated balance to the department of tourism, department of education, lottery education fund and higher education fund. ...

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WVSigned into law 03/2003P-12Supplemental Appropriation to Schools
H.B. 101
An Act supplementing, amending, reducing and increasing items of the existing appropriations from the state fund, general revenue, from the state department of education-state aid to schools, to the state department of education, all supplementing and amending...

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12State Classroom Supply Funds
H.B. 663
Relates to state classroom supply funds; clarifies method of distribution and administration of. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2003/html/HB/0600-0699/HB0663SG.htm...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Budget Reserve Account Amendments
H.B. 27
Establishes the General Fund Budget Reserve Account and sets processes and limits. According to the fiscal note, provisions of this bill require a transfer of 25 percent of the year end Uniform School Fund surplus to a Restricted Account - Education Budget Re...

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SDSigned into law 03/2003P-12State Aid
S.B. 170
Increases the per student allocation in the state aid to education formula....

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COSigned into law 03/2003P-12General Fund Appropriation
S.B. 195
Concerns the amount of general fund appropriation for the states share of districts total program funding required to be made to be in compliance with the Constitution; makes provisions regarding public school finance.http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/pubhome.n...

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ORSigned into law 03/2003P-12Use of the Education Stability Fund
S.B. 855
The Legislative Assembly finds that the March 2003 quarterly economic and revenue forecast issued on February 28, 2003, by the Office of Economic Analysis of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services met the conditions described in section 4 (6)(a)(C), ...

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OKSigned into law 02/2003P-12The Constitutional Reserve Fund
H.B. 1240
Relates to the Constitutional Reserve Fund; makes an appropriation to the Department of Education; states purpose; provides an effective date; declares an emergency. Appropriates to the state board $25,486,165.00 or so much thereof as may be necessary for the...

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AZApproved by voters 11/2002P-12
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Community College
School and Community College District Expenditure Limitations
Proposition 104
(HCR 2002 OF 2002) Proposes a Constitutional Amendment; Relates to school and community college district expenditure limitations. Exempts funds received from the sales tax for education passed by voters in 2000 and funds received from the Permanent School Tru...

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LAApproved by voters 11/2002P-12Exempts Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund from revenue reductions
Amendment 3
(ACT 1236-200, HB 507) Amends the Constitution to authorize the legislature to establish procedures determining projected deficits and budget adjustments; limits reductions to the Minimum Foundation Program; exempts from reductions revenues dedicated or pledge...

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MTSigned into law 08/2002P-12Reducing the General Fund Shortfall
H.B. 3
Reduces the General Fund shortfall in revenue by implementing pay and benefit adjustments for state employees for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003; includes legislative branch, consumer counsel, judiciary, Office of Budget and Program Planning, OBPP-Teache...

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MTSigned into law 08/2002P-12School Technology Fund Revenues Temporarily Eliminated
H.B. 4
Reduces the General Fund shortfall in revenue by temporarily eliminating the revenue dedicated to the School Technology Fund; includes income produced from the annual timber harvest on common school trust lands. http://www.ecs.org/html/offsite.asp?document=htt...

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ORSigned into law 08/2002P-12State School Fund Transfers
H.B. 4052C
Changes Education Endowment Fund to Educational Stability Fund; allows state treasurer to divert funds from and reduce funds in accounts in Education Stability Fund for purpose of making constitutionally required transfer of funds to State School Fund....

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MDSigned into law 07/2002P-12Legislative Intent That Specified Programs Be Funded
S.B. 856
Establishes legislative intent that programs that received funding in the FY03 budget be funded in future state budgets. Programs are: Gifted and Talented Summer Center; Destination ImagiNation; Disruptive Youth (Annapolis Roads Middle School); Center for Edu...

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SCSENATE override line item veto Nos. 2. 06/2002P-12
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School Funding
H.B. 4879
Requires funding equal to 1994-95 appropriation to be appropriated to the state department annually to offset any reduction suffered by districts due to a change in the distribution of employee contribution funds. Provides that in the event of an EIA revenue ...

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MASigned into law 05/2002P-12Local Government Workforce Reduction
H.B. 5007
Provides for local government workforce reduction through an early retirement incentive program for qualified employees, including school employees. http://www.state.ma.us/legis/bills/house/ht05007.htm...

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NEGOVERNOR'S veto overridden by LEGISLATURE. 04/2002P-12State Aid
L.B. 898
LB 898's intent is to help address the budget shortfall facing Nebraska for the current biennium. LB 898 would increase the local effort rate for FY 2002-03 and beyond, so that it is only seven and one-half cents below the maximum levy, rather than ten cents. ...

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NESigned into law 04/2002P-12Student Fees
L.B. 1172
LB 1172 is the Public Elementary and Secondary Student Fee Authorization Act. The act provides that a school or an educational
service unit (ESU) may collect fees or require students to provide equipment or attire for the following purposes: extracurricular
ac...

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ORVetoed 03/2002P-12Use of Grant Funds
H.B. 4036B
Allows school districts and programs that receive grant funds to use funds for any educational purpose....

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ORSigned into law 03/2002P-12Constitutional Amendement Proposal
H.B. 4032B, H.B. 4041B
Set procedures for preparation of ballot title, financial estimate, and explanatory statement for House Joint Resolution of (2002 Special Session) which proposes a Constitution Amendment to change education endowment fund to education stability fund; specifies...

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ORVetoed 02/2002P-12Use of Grant Funds
H.B. 4015A
Allows school districts and programs that receive grant funds to use funds for any educational purpose....

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ALTo governor 12/2001P-12Reduction in State Education Spending
S.B. 30D
Reduces state appropriations from the Education Trust Fund by by 3.85 percent for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002....

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CASigned into law 10/2001P-12Finance Reporting for certain districts
A.B. 139
Requires the superintendent of schools of each county to annually present a report regarding fiscal solvency of any district with a disapproved budget, qualified interim certification or negative interim certification, or that has been determined at any time t...

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COSigned into law 05/2001P-12State Education Fund
S.B. 204
Creates the state education fund and specifies how the amount of revenues to be deposited in the fund is to be derived; defines the terms "categorical programs", "federal taxable income, as modified by law," "inflation" and total state funding for all categori...

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ALSigned into law 05/2001P-12The Sale of $82 million in bonds
S.B. 626
Authorizes the Alabama Public School and College Authority to sell and issue eighty-two million dollars aggregate principal amount of bonds, in addition to all other bonds previously issued by the authority....

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ALSigned into law 05/2001P-12
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State Education Budget
H.B. 307
Appropriates for the support, maintenance and development of public education in Alabama, for debt service, and for capital outlay for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002.

See the attached budget below....

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COSigned into law 05/2001P-12Changes in Education Budgeting
S.B. 82
Creates the State Education Fund and 2 accounts within the fund; provides for appropriation of moneys in the fund to comply with the mandatory education funding requirements; explains the annual increase requirements for the legislature to increase annual fund...

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MTSigned into law 05/2001P-12Funds for Education
H.B. 41
Revises laws governing dedicated revenue and statutory appropriations; provides for the deposit of state school fund revenue in the state special revenue fund; appropriates timber harvest funds to schools for technology acquisition.
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AZSigned into law 04/2001P-12Budget Adjustments
H.B. 2634
This bill creates a fund for extraordinary special education cost. Local district may apply to this fund if they face high special ed. cost. In addition the states base funding number was adjusted downward....

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AZSigned into law 04/2001P-12Impact Aid Revenue Bonds
H.B. 2440
Requires an election authorizing the use by school districts of Impact Aid Revenue Bonds; specifies the dates such election may be held; allows school districts to issue such bonds; provides for the method of securing the bonds; states the use of such bonds; p...

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COSigned into law 04/2001P-12Adjustments in the School Aid formula
S.B. 129
This bill makes adjustments in the school aid formula including the addition of funding for pre-school programs. The full text of the bill is below....

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COSigned into law 04/2001P-12Mandated increase in State funding for public schools
H.B. 1232
Concerns plans to use the constitutionally mandated increase in State funding for public schools to be used for specific and accountable purposes to improve public schools such as class size, student achievement and charter school funding....

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MSGovernor's veto overridden by HOUSE 03/2001P-12Gas and Oil Taxes for Education
S.B. 2680
Provides that until fiscal year 2006, all of the State share of oil and gas severance taxes shall be appropriated for the support of the minimum education or adequate education program; clarifies that such proceeds shall not be considered State general funds f...

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COSigned into law 03/2001P-12State Audits of Educational Institutions
H.B. 1009
Directs the State Auditor or the auditor's designee to conduct records management audits in all departments, institutions, and agencies of state government, including educational institutions and the judicial and legislative branches to determine if such agenc...

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COUnofficially approved by Voters 11/2000P-12Increasing State Education Funding
V. 10
AMENDMENT 23 Amends the State Constitution; concerns increased funding for preschool through 12th-grade public education; requires the statewide base per-pupil funding for public education and funding for specifically defined categorical programs to grow annua...

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IDApproved by voters 11/2000P-12Idaho Public School Permanent Endowment Fund
V. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT (HJR 1, 2000) Amends the State Constitution of Idaho relating to the Public School Fund; changes the name of the Public School Fund to the Public School Permanent Endowment Fund....

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CORejected by Voters 11/2000P-12State Science and Math Grants
V. 6
REFERENDUM F (SB 4, 2000) Asks whether the State of Colorado shall be permitted to annually retain up to a specified amount of the state revenues in excess of the constitutional limitation on state fiscal year spending for the 1999-2000 fiscal year, and for fo...

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UTUnofficially approved by voters 11/2000P-12Revenues for Deposit to Uniform School Fund
V. 2 Ballot Initiative
Relates to forfeiture of assets and property; establishes uniform procedures for the forfeiture of property; forbids forfeiture against innocent owners; permits law enforcement officials to seize contraband and the proceeds and instrumentalities of crime; prov...

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COOn 11/07/2000 ballot 07/2000P-12Trying to Over-ride Spending Restrictions
V. 6; (NEW BILL)
(Referendum F SB 4); Asks the question shall the state of Colorado be permitted to annually retain up to a specified amount of the state revenues in excess of the constitutional limitation on state fiscal year spending for the 1999-2000 fiscal year and for fou...

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DESigned into law 07/2000P-12Creates a Library Fund
S.B. 429
Establishes a Public Education School Library Fund....

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CASigned into law 06/2000P-12
Community College
Alternative Use of State Education Funds
A.B. 1908
Chapter No. 44; Provides that, contingent upon the passage of the Smaller Classes, Safer Schools and Financial Accountability Act at the 11/07/00, General Election, as an alternative, the governing board of a school district or community college district, may,...

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HISigned into law 06/2000P-12
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Department of Education Budget Rules
H.B. 1873
Authorizes the Department of Education (DOE) to retain and expend a portion of all indirect overhead reimbursements for discretionary grants; establishes a federal grants search and application revolving fund; provides the DOE with autonomy over the administra...

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Boards to provide Instructional Materials
S.B. 850
Relates to instructional materials requirements and school boards; prescribes the duty of school boards to provide instructional materials; eliminates requirements for providing weighted and unweighted aggregations; changes reference to Education Commissioner...

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ILSigned into law 06/2000P-12
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State Board's Ability to Adjust Payments
H.B. 2917
Amends the School Code; prohibits the State Board of Education from making audit adjustments to general state aid claims paid in fiscal years 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 based upon the claimant's failure to provide a minimum of 5 clock hours of daily instructio...

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FLVetoed 05/2000P-12Local Impact Fees
H.B. 2179
Relates to school district revenue; limits the ability of counties to levy school impact fees; provides for the distribution to school boards of certain funds appropriated in the General Appropriations Act; provides a procedure by which counties may amend a pr...

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MTSigned into law 05/2000P-12Increases State Aid to Districts
H.B. 4A
Reduces property taxes by increasing direct state aid to school districts; clarifies that the amount of motor vehicle disposition attributable to certain levies is a local government reimbursement; provides increased state funding....

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NEVetoed 04/2000P-12Local Education Levies
L.B. 1107
Relates to School Finance; changes the calculation of local effort rate; adjusts levy amounts....

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CADied 03/2000P-12
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Community College
Proposition 26
V. 15
PROPOSITION 26; Authorizes schools, community college districts, and county education offices that evaluate safety, class size, information technology needs to issue bonds for construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or replacement of school facilities if ...

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CAPassed 03/2000P-12Lottery
V. 2
PROPOSITION 20; Relates to the State Lottery....

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Revenues from License Plates
S.B. 413
Authorizes the issuance of special license plates with a design incorporating an apple, representing teachers and education; designates an additional fee of $ 25 to be paid to the State Treasury and distributed to the Department of Education to purchase textbo...

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