HOUSE BILL NO. 749

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H0749..........................................................by EDUCATION
SCHOLARSHIPS - SCIENCE - MATH - TEACHERS - Amends existing law to recognize
the shortage of trained math and science teachers available to our schools
and to state the intention of providing scholarships to eligible
individuals if they agree to teach math and science courses for a minimum
of four years in Idaho schools; and to remit twenty million dollars
annually from the sales tax account to the State Board of Education and the
Board of Regents of the University of Idaho to pay for scholarships in
mathematics and science for students who will agree to teach mathematics or
science for a minimum of four years in Idaho schools.
                                                                        
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  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                   Second Regular Session - 2006
                                                                        
                                                                        
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                        
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 749
                                                                        
                                   BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
                                                                        
  1                                        AN ACT
  2    RELATING TO SCHOLARSHIPS; AMENDING SECTION 33-4304, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE PUB-
  3        LIC POLICY TO RECOGNIZE THE SHORTAGE OF TRAINED MATH AND SCIENCE  TEACHERS
  4        AVAILABLE  TO OUR SCHOOLS AND TO STATE THE INTENTION OF PROVIDING SCHOLAR-
  5        SHIPS TO ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS IF THEY  AGREE  TO  TEACH  MATH  OR  SCIENCE
  6        COURSES  FOR  A  MINIMUM  OF FOUR YEARS IN IDAHO SCHOOLS; AMENDING SECTION
  7        33-4305, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE PURPOSES; AMENDING SECTION  33-4306,  IDAHO
  8        CODE,  TO  FURTHER  DEFINE TERMS; AMENDING SECTION 33-4307, IDAHO CODE, TO
  9        PROVIDE GRANTS FOR CATEGORY C STUDENTS, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR  CATE-
 10        GORY  C STUDENTS, TO PROVIDE CORRECT CODE REFERENCES AND TO MAKE A TECHNI-
 11        CAL CORRECTION; AMENDING SECTION 33-4308, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THE MAXI-
 12        MUM NUMBER OF  GRANTS  FOR  CATEGORY  C  STUDENTS;  AND  AMENDING  SECTION
 13        63-3638, IDAHO CODE, TO REMIT TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY TO THE STATE
 14        BOARD  OF EDUCATION AND THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO TO
 15        PAY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE FOR CATEGORY C STUDENTS.
                                                                        
 16    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
                                                                        
 17        SECTION 1.  That Section 33-4304, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
 18    amended to read as follows:
                                                                        
 19        33-4304.  PUBLIC  POLICY.  The  legislature hereby recognizes and declares
 20    that substantial economic and social benefits accrue to the state  because  of
 21    an educated citizenry, and that the encouragement of the state's most talented
 22    Idaho  secondary school graduates to enroll in Idaho postsecondary educational
 23    institutions is an important element for assuring the  future  leadership  for
 24    the  state.  Further,  the legislature recognizes the shortage of trained math
 25    and science teachers available to our schools and intends to provide  scholar-
 26    ships  to  eligible individuals if they agree to teach math or science courses
 27    for a minimum of  four (4) years in Idaho schools.
                                                                        
 28        SECTION 2.  That Section 33-4305, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
 29    amended to read as follows:
                                                                        
 30        33-4305.  PURPOSES. The purpose of this act is:
 31        (1)  To  establish a state scholarship program for the most talented Idaho
 32    secondary school graduates or the equivalent, consisting of  category  A  stu-
 33    dents  with outstanding academic qualifications and category B students with a
 34    cumulative grade point average for grades nine (9) through twelve (12) of  3.0
 35    or  better  or  achieving  an ACT score of 20 or better or who become eligible
 36    after the student's first semester or who meet any other criteria  as  may  be
 37    established  by  the  state board of education and the board of regents of the
 38    university of Idaho, and category C students who will major in mathematics  or
 39    the sciences and will agree to teach math and science courses for a minimum of
 40    four  (4)  years  in  Idaho  schools  and  who  will  enroll  in undergraduate
 41    nonreligious academic and professional-technical programs  in  eligible  post-
                                                                        
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  1    secondary institutions in the state; and
  2        (2)  To designate the state board of education and the board of regents of
  3    the university of Idaho as the administrative agency for the state scholarship
  4    program.
                                                                        
  5        SECTION  3.  That  Section 33-4306, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
  6    amended to read as follows:
                                                                        
  7        33-4306.  DEFINITIONS. As used in this act, unless the  context  otherwise
  8    requires:
  9        (1)  "Eligible  postsecondary  institution"  means  a public postsecondary
 10    organization governed or supervised by the state board of education, the board
 11    of regents of the university of Idaho, a board of trustees of a community col-
 12    lege established pursuant to the provisions of section 33-2106, Idaho Code, or
 13    the state board for professional-technical education or any educational  orga-
 14    nization  which  is operated privately and not for profit under the control of
 15    an independent board and not directly controlled or administered by  a  public
 16    or political subdivision. A public or private educational organization becomes
 17    eligible  to participate in category B or category C grant awards if the orga-
 18    nization agrees to match awards  granted to each eligible category B or  cate-
 19    gory  C  student. If an institution declines to match awards, an eligible stu-
 20    dent will receive the state portion of the award to that institution.
 21        (2)  "Educational costs" means student costs for tuition, fees,  room  and
 22    board,  or  expenses  related  to  reasonable  commuting, books and such other
 23    expenses reasonably related  to  attendance  at  a  postsecondary  educational
 24    institution  for  category A and B students and the student costs for tuition,
 25    fees, books, expenses related to reasonable commuting and such other  expenses
 26    reasonably  related  to  attendance at a postsecondary educational institution
 27    for category C students.
 28        (3)  "Student" means an individual resident student as defined in  section
 29    33-3717B or 33-2110B, Idaho Code, enrolled full time and carrying a sufficient
 30    number  of  credit hours, or their equivalent, to secure an individual's first
 31    degree, certificate, diploma or less, toward which the individual is  working,
 32    in  no  more than the number of semesters, or equivalent, normally required by
 33    the eligible postsecondary institution in the program in which the  individual
 34    is  enrolled  and provided that the baccalaureate degree, certificate, diploma
 35    or lesser program requires at least six (6) months or equivalent  of  consecu-
 36    tive  attendance.  A  student engaged in a four (4) year baccalaureate program
 37    shall not be terminated from this scholarship  program  by  having  earned  an
 38    intermediate degree, certificate or diploma.
 39        (4)  "Enrollment"   means   the   establishment   and  maintenance  of  an
 40    individual's status as a student in  an  eligible  postsecondary  institution,
 41    regardless of the term used at the institution to describe such status.
 42        (5)  "Eligible  category  A student" means any individual who declares his
 43    intention to matriculate in an eligible postsecondary institution in the state
 44    of Idaho during the educational year immediately following:
 45        (a)  The individual's graduation from an accredited  secondary  school  in
 46        the state of Idaho; or
 47        (b)  The  individual's graduation from an accredited secondary school out-
 48        side of the United States, provided that  the  individual  graduated  from
 49        such  school, and the individual and a parent of the individual were resi-
 50        dents of the state of Idaho, within one (1) year of leaving the state  due
 51        to the military status or job relocation of a parent.
 52        (6)  "Eligible  category  B  student"  means any student, having completed
 53    secondary school or its equivalent in the state of Idaho, or  outside  of  the
                                                                        
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  1    United  States if within one (1) year of leaving the state due to the military
  2    status or job relocation of a parent (a) the student completed such  secondary
  3    school  or  its  equivalent,  and (b) the student and a parent of  the student
  4    were residents of the state of Idaho, and who enrolls as a student in an  eli-
  5    gible  postsecondary  institution  in  the  state  of  Idaho prior to reaching
  6    twenty-two (22) years of age. To maintain eligibility a student  must  achieve
  7    and  maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average while enrolled in an eligi-
  8    ble postsecondary institution. Students meeting the requirements of this  sub-
  9    section  who  were not eligible for a grant in the first term of postsecondary
 10    education and who achieve and maintain a 2.5 cumulative  grade  point  average
 11    based  on  a  4.0  system in an eligible postsecondary institution will become
 12    eligible for grant payments in subsequent school terms.
 13        (7)  "Eligible category C student" means any individual who  declares  his
 14    intention to matriculate in an eligible postsecondary institution in the state
 15    of Idaho during the educational year immediately following:
 16        (a)  The  individual's  graduation  from an accredited secondary school in
 17        the state of Idaho; or
 18        (b)  The individual's graduation from an accredited secondary school  out-
 19        side  of  the  United  States, provided that the individual graduated from
 20        such school, and the individual and a parent of the individual were  resi-
 21        dents  of the state of Idaho, within one (1) year of leaving the state due
 22        to the military status or job relocation of a parent; and
 23        (c)  Who will major in mathematics or science  and  upon  graduation  will
 24        agree  to  teach mathematics or science for a minimum of four (4) years in
 25        Idaho schools.
 26        (8)  "Grant" means an award to an eligible student for matriculation in an
 27    eligible postsecondary institution in the state of Idaho.
 28        (89)  "Educational year" means the period from July 1 of  a  year  through
 29    June 30 of the succeeding year.
 30        (910) "Competitive  examination" means standardized examination(s) measur-
 31    ing achievement administered annually on a voluntary basis on a specified date
 32    and at specified locations announced publicly.
 33        (101) "High school record," for category A students, will  be  defined  by
 34    the  state  board  of  education and the board of regents of the university of
 35    Idaho and may include, but need not be limited to, an individual's rank in his
 36    secondary school class, grade point average, and  difficulty  of  course  load
 37    taken  as  certified  by  an  official  of  such  secondary  school,  and  the
 38    individual's  secondary  school  deportment  as  evaluated by at least two (2)
 39    officials of such secondary school.
 40        (112) "High school record," for category B students, shall be  defined  by
 41    the  state  board  of  education and the board of regents of the university of
 42    Idaho and may include, but need not be limited to, an  individual's  secondary
 43    school  cumulative  grade  point  average or a composite score on the American
 44    college test (ACT).
 45        (13) "High school record," for category C students, shall  be  defined  by
 46    the  state  board  of  education and the board of regents of the university of
 47    Idaho and may include, but need not be limited to, an  individual's  secondary
 48    school  cumulative  grade  point  average or a composite score on the American
 49    college test (ACT) and shall demonstrate an aptitude that provides the likeli-
 50    hood of success in graduating with a degree in mathematics or science.
 51        (124) "Cumulative grade point average" is defined as a  student's  cumula-
 52    tive  grade  point  average  for  all courses taken in grades nine (9) through
 53    twelve (12) and calculated on a grade of A equals 4.0 points,  a  grade  of  B
 54    equals  3.0  points,  a  grade of C equals 2.0 points, a grade of D equals 1.0
 55    point and a grade of F equals 0.0 points.
                                                                        
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  1        SECTION 4.  That Section 33-4307, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
  2    amended to read as follows:
                                                                        
  3        33-4307.  ELIGIBILITY  --  MAXIMUM  AMOUNTS  -- CONDITIONS. A grant may be
  4    awarded to an eligible student for matriculation at an eligible  postsecondary
  5    educational institution in the state of Idaho if:
  6        (1)  The  individual is accepted for enrollment as a full-time undergradu-
  7    ate or professional-technical student, as follows:
  8        (a)  In the case of an individual beginning his  first  year  or  freshman
  9        year  of  postsecondary  education,  he has satisfied the requirements for
 10        admission and has enrolled in an eligible postsecondary institution.
 11        (b)  In the case of an individual enrolled in  an  eligible  postsecondary
 12        institution following the successful completion of the first term, he con-
 13        tinues  to  meet the requirements of this act and has maintained such high
 14        standards of performance as may be required.  Provided that high  academic
 15        standards  are maintained in accordance with requirements of this chapter,
 16        a student continues to be eligible when transferring from  one  (1)  major
 17        program to another.
 18        (c)  In the case of an individual transferring from one (1) eligible post-
 19        secondary  institution in Idaho to another eligible postsecondary institu-
 20        tion in Idaho, he continues to meet  the  requirements  of  this  act,  is
 21        accepted  and  enrolled at the eligible postsecondary institution to which
 22        he is transferring, and has maintained such high standards of  performance
 23        as may be required.
 24        (2)  The grant for category A students is as follows:
 25        (a)  The  grant  payment  to an individual per educational year for atten-
 26        dance on a full-time basis is not in excess of an amount determined  annu-
 27        ally by the state board of education or in excess of the total educational
 28        costs  as  certified by an official of the eligible postsecondary institu-
 29        tion to be attended by the individual receiving the  grant,  whichever  is
 30        less.
 31        (b)  The  total  grant payments over a period of six (6) years to an indi-
 32        vidual may not exceed four (4) annual  grants  or  the  total  educational
 33        costs for four (4) educational years completed as certified by an official
 34        of  the eligible postsecondary institution or institutions attended by the
 35        individual receiving the grant, whichever is less.
 36        (c)  The individual receiving such a grant signs an affidavit stating that
 37        the grant will be used for educational costs only.
 38        (d)  The grant is awarded on the basis  of  extraordinary  performance  in
 39        standardized, unweighted competitive examination and high school record.
 40        (e)  The  individual  receiving  the grant is not precluded from receiving
 41        other financial aid, awards, or scholarships, provided the  total  of  the
 42        grant  and  such  other  financial  aids,  awards or scholarships does not
 43        exceed the total educational costs for attendance  at  an  eligible  post-
 44        secondary  institution  as  certified by an official of the eligible post-
 45        secondary institution to be  attended  by  the  individual  receiving  the
 46        grant.
 47        (f)  Grant  payments  shall correspond to academic terms, semesters, quar-
 48        ters or equivalent time periods at an eligible postsecondary  institution;
 49        in  no  instance may the entire amount of a grant for an educational year,
 50        as defined in section 33-4306(109), Idaho Code, be paid to or on behalf of
 51        such student in advance.
 52        (g)  The individual has complied with such rules as may be  necessary  for
 53        the administration of this act.
 54        (3)  The grant for category B students is as follows:
                                                                        
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  1        (a)  The  grant  payment  to an individual per educational year for atten-
  2        dance on a full-time basis is not in excess of an amount determined  annu-
  3        ally  by the state board of education and the board of regents of the uni-
  4        versity of Idaho and not  to  exceed  one  thousand  two  hundred  dollars
  5        ($1,200) per year including the required match.
  6        (b)  The  total grant payments over a period of four (4) years to an indi-
  7        vidual may not exceed two (2) annual grants.
  8        (c)  The individual receiving such a grant signs an affidavit stating that
  9        the grant will be used for educational costs only.
 10        (d)  The grant is awarded on the basis of a high school record  of  a  3.0
 11        grade  point  average  or an ACT composite score of 20 or better and other
 12        criteria as may be established by the state board  of  education  and  the
 13        board of regents of the university of Idaho.
 14        (e)  The  individual  receiving  the grant is not precluded from receiving
 15        other financial aid, awards or scholarships except that category A student
 16        award recipients are not eligible for category B awards.
 17        (f)  Grant payments shall correspond to academic terms,  semesters,  quar-
 18        ters  or equivalent time periods at an eligible postsecondary institution;
 19        in no instance may the entire amount of a grant for an  educational  year,
 20        as  defined in section 33-4306(89), Idaho Code, be paid to or on behalf of
 21        such student in advance. The first grant payments pursuant to this section
 22        for category B students shall be made in the fall of 2001 or in the  first
 23        fall  academic  term following an appropriation and when moneys are avail-
 24        able to implement the category B scholarship program,  whichever  date  is
 25        later.
 26        (g)  The  individual  has complied with such rules as may be necessary for
 27        the administration of this chapter.
 28        (h)  All eligible postsecondary institutions will report annually  to  the
 29        state  board  of  education  and the board of regents of the university of
 30        Idaho the number of students for each term receiving a grant award and the
 31        number of awards that were matched by the institution.
 32        (4)  The grant for category C students is as follows:
 33        (a)  The grant payment to an individual per educational  year  for  atten-
 34        dance  on a full-time basis is not in excess of an amount determined annu-
 35        ally by the state board of education or in excess of the total educational
 36        costs as certified by an official of the eligible  postsecondary  institu-
 37        tion  to  be  attended by the individual receiving the grant, whichever is
 38        less.
 39        (b)  The total grant payments over a period of six (6) years to  an  indi-
 40        vidual  may  not  exceed  four  (4) annual grants or the total educational
 41        costs for four (4) educational years completed as certified by an official
 42        of the eligible postsecondary institution or institutions attended by  the
 43        individual receiving the grant, whichever is less.
 44        (c)  The individual receiving such a grant signs an affidavit stating that
 45        the grant will be used for educational costs only.
 46        (d)  The  grant is awarded on the basis of the probability of the individ-
 47        ual successfully completing requirements  for  a  mathematics  or  science
 48        degree  and after graduation agreeing to teach a minimum of four (4) years
 49        in Idaho schools.
 50        (e)  The individual receiving the grant is not  precluded  from  receiving
 51        other  financial  aid,  awards, or scholarships, provided the total of the
 52        grant and such other financial aid, awards or scholarships does not exceed
 53        the total educational costs for attendance at  an  eligible  postsecondary
 54        institution  as  certified  by  an  official of the eligible postsecondary
 55        institution to be attended by the individual receiving the grant.
                                                                        
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  1        (f)  Grant payments shall correspond to academic terms,  semesters,  quar-
  2        ters  or equivalent time periods at an eligible postsecondary institution;
  3        in no instance may the entire amount of a grant for an  educational  year,
  4        as  defined  in section 33-4306(9), Idaho Code, be paid to or on behalf of
  5        such student in advance.
  6        (g)  The individual has complied with such rules as may be  necessary  for
  7        the administration of this act.
                                                                        
  8        SECTION  5.  That  Section 33-4308, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
  9    amended to read as follows:
                                                                        
 10        33-4308.  MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GRANTS. (1) The total number of grants to eli-
 11    gible category A students shall not exceed one hundred (100) per year,  nor  a
 12    cumulative  total  number  of  grants of four hundred (400) outstanding at any
 13    given time.
 14        (2)  The total number of grants to category B students will be  determined
 15    annually  by the state board of education and the board of regents of the uni-
 16    versity of Idaho based on the number  of  eligible  students,  the  individual
 17    award amount and the availability of funds.
 18        (3)  The total amount of grants to category C students  will be determined
 19    annually  by the state board of education and the board of regents of the uni-
 20    versity of Idaho based on the number  of  eligible  students,  the  individual
 21    award amount and the availability of funds.
                                                                        
 22        SECTION  6.  That  Section 63-3638, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
 23    amended to read as follows:
                                                                        
 24        63-3638.  SALES TAX -- DISTRIBUTION. All moneys collected under this chap-
 25    ter, except as may otherwise be required  in  sections  63-3203  and  63-3709,
 26    Idaho Code, shall be distributed by the tax commission as follows:
 27        (1)  An  amount  of money shall be distributed to the state refund account
 28    sufficient to pay current refund claims. All  refunds  authorized  under  this
 29    chapter  by the commission shall be paid through the state refund account, and
 30    those moneys are continuously appropriated.
 31        (2)  Five million dollars ($5,000,000) per year is continuously  appropri-
 32    ated and shall be distributed to the permanent building fund, provided by sec-
 33    tion 57-1108, Idaho Code.
 34        (3)  Four  million eight hundred thousand dollars ($4,800,000) per year is
 35    continuously appropriated and shall be distributed to the water pollution con-
 36    trol account established by section 39-3605, Idaho Code.
 37        (4)  An amount equal to the sum required to be certified by  the  chairman
 38    of  the Idaho housing and finance association to the state tax commission pur-
 39    suant to section 67-6211, Idaho Code, in each year is  continuously  appropri-
 40    ated  and  shall be paid to any capital reserve fund, established by the Idaho
 41    housing and finance association pursuant to section 67-6211, Idaho Code.  Such
 42    amounts,  if any, as may be appropriated hereunder to the capital reserve fund
 43    of the Idaho housing and finance association shall be repaid for  distribution
 44    under  the  provisions  of  this section, subject to the provisions of section
 45    67-6215, Idaho Code, by the Idaho  housing and finance association, as soon as
 46    possible, from any moneys available therefor and  in  excess  of  the  amounts
 47    which the association determines will keep it self-supporting.
 48        (5)  An  amount  equal  to  the  sum required by the provisions of section
 49    63-709, Idaho Code, is continuously appropriated and shall be paid as provided
 50    by section 63-709, Idaho Code.
 51        (6)  An amount required by the provisions of chapter 53, title  33,  Idaho
                                                                        
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  1    Code.
  2        (7)  An  amount  required by the provisions of chapter 87, title 67, Idaho
  3    Code.
  4        (8)  One dollar ($1.00) on each application for certificate  of  title  or
  5    initial  application  for  registration  of  a motor vehicle, snowmobile, all-
  6    terrain vehicle or other vehicle processed by the county assessor or the Idaho
  7    transportation department excepting those applications in which any  sales  or
  8    use taxes due have been previously collected by a retailer, shall be a fee for
  9    the services of the assessor of the county or the Idaho transportation depart-
 10    ment in collecting such taxes, and shall be paid into the current expense fund
 11    of  the  county  or state highway account established in section 40-702, Idaho
 12    Code.
 13        (9)  Thirteen and three-quarters percent (13.75%) is  continuously  appro-
 14    priated  and shall be distributed to the revenue sharing account which is cre-
 15    ated in the state treasury, and the moneys in the revenue sharing account will
 16    be paid in installments each calendar quarter by the tax  commission  as  fol-
 17    lows:
 18        (a)  Twenty-eight and two-tenths percent (28.2%) shall be paid to the var-
 19        ious cities as follows:
 20             (i)   Fifty percent (50%) of such amount shall be paid to the various
 21             cities,  and  each city shall be entitled to an amount in the propor-
 22             tion that the population of that city bears to the population of  all
 23             cities within the state; and
 24             (ii)  Fifty percent (50%) of such amount shall be paid to the various
 25             cities,  and  each city shall be entitled to an amount in the propor-
 26             tion that the preceding year's market value for  assessment  purposes
 27             for  that city bears to the preceding year's market value for assess-
 28             ment purposes for all cities within the state.
 29        (b)  Twenty-eight and two-tenths percent (28.2%) shall be paid to the var-
 30        ious counties as follows:
 31             (i)   One million three hundred twenty thousand dollars  ($1,320,000)
 32             annually  shall be distributed one forty-fourth (1/44) to each of the
 33             various counties; and
 34             (ii)  The balance of such amount shall be paid to the  various  coun-
 35             ties,  and  each county shall be entitled to an amount in the propor-
 36             tion that the population of that county bears to  the  population  of
 37             the state;
 38        (c)  Thirty-five  and  nine-tenths percent (35.9%) of the amount appropri-
 39        ated in this subsection (9) shall be paid to the several counties for dis-
 40        tribution to the cities and counties as follows:
 41             (i)   Each city and county which received a payment under the  provi-
 42             sions of section 63-3638(e), Idaho Code, during the fourth quarter of
 43             calendar  year  1999,  shall be entitled to a like amount during suc-
 44             ceeding calendar quarters.
 45             (ii)  If the dollar amount of money available under  this  subsection
 46             (9)(c)  in  any  quarter does not equal the amount paid in the fourth
 47             quarter of calendar year 1999, each city's and county's payment shall
 48             be reduced proportionately.
 49             (iii) If the dollar amount of money available under  this  subsection
 50             (9)(c)  in  any quarter exceeds the amount paid in the fourth quarter
 51             of calendar year 1999, each city and county shall be  entitled  to  a
 52             proportionately  increased  payment,  but  such  increase   shall not
 53             exceed one hundred five percent (105%) of the total payment  made  in
 54             the fourth quarter of calendar year 1999.
 55             (iv)  If  the  dollar amount of money available under this subsection
                                                                        
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  1             (9)(c) in any quarter exceeds one hundred five percent (105%) of  the
  2             total  payment  made in the fourth quarter of calendar year 1999, any
  3             amount over and above such one hundred five percent (105%)  shall  be
  4             paid fifty percent (50%) to the various cities in the proportion that
  5             the  population  of  the  city  bears to the population of all cities
  6             within the state, and fifty percent (50%) to the various counties  in
  7             the  proportion  that the population of a county bears to the popula-
  8             tion of the state; and
  9        (d)  Seven and seven-tenths percent (7.7%) of the amount  appropriated  in
 10        this subsection (9) shall be paid to the several counties for distribution
 11        to special purpose taxing districts as follows:
 12             (i)   Each  such  district  which received a payment under the provi-
 13             sions of section 63-3638(e), Idaho Code, during the fourth quarter of
 14             calendar year 1999, shall be entitled to a like  amount  during  suc-
 15             ceeding calendar quarters.
 16             (ii)  If  the  dollar amount of money available under this subsection
 17             (9)(d) in any quarter does not equal the amount paid  in  the  fourth
 18             quarter of calendar year 1999, each special purpose taxing district's
 19             payment shall be reduced proportionately.
 20             (iii) If  the  dollar amount of money available under this subsection
 21             (9)(d) in any quarter exceeds the amount distributed under  paragraph
 22             (i)  of  this subsection (9)(d), each special purpose taxing district
 23             shall be entitled to a share of the excess based  on  the  proportion
 24             each  such district's current property tax budget bears to the sum of
 25             the current property tax budgets of all such districts in the  state.
 26             The  state  tax  commission shall calculate district current property
 27             tax budgets to include any unrecovered foregone amounts as determined
 28             under section 63-802(1)(e), Idaho Code. When a special purpose taxing
 29             district is situated in more than one (1) county, the tax  commission
 30             shall  determine the portion attributable to the special purpose tax-
 31             ing district from each county in which it is situated.
 32             (iv)  If special  purpose  taxing  districts  are  consolidated,  the
 33             resulting  district  is entitled to a base amount equal to the sum of
 34             the base amounts which were received in the last calendar quarter  by
 35             each district prior to the consolidation.
 36             (v)   If   a   special   purpose  taxing  district  is  dissolved  or
 37             disincorporated, the state tax commission shall continuously distrib-
 38             ute to the board of county commissioners an amount equal to the  last
 39             quarter's  distribution prior to dissolution or disincorporation. The
 40             board of county commissioners shall determine any  redistribution  of
 41             moneys so received.
 42             (vi)  Taxing districts formed after January 1, 2001, are not entitled
 43             to a payment under the provisions of this subsection (9)(d).
 44             (vii) For  purposes of this subsection (9)(d), a special purpose tax-
 45             ing district is any taxing district which is not a city, a county  or
 46             a school district.
 47        (10) Amounts calculated in accordance with section 2, chapter 356, Laws of
 48    2001, for annual distribution to counties and other taxing districts beginning
 49    in  October  2001 for replacement of property tax on farm machinery and equip-
 50    ment exempted pursuant to section 63-602EE, Idaho  Code.  For  nonschool  dis-
 51    tricts,  the  state  tax  commission shall distribute one-fourth (1/4) of this
 52    amount certified quarterly to each county. For school districts, the state tax
 53    commission shall distribute one-fourth (1/4) of the amount certified quarterly
 54    to each school district. For nonschool districts,  the  county  auditor  shall
 55    distribute  to  each district within thirty (30) calendar days from receipt of
                                                                        
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  1    moneys from the tax commission. Moneys received by each  taxing  district  for
  2    replacement  shall  be utilized in the same manner and in the same proportions
  3    as revenues from property taxation. The moneys remitted to  the  county  trea-
  4    surer  for  replacement  of  property exempt from taxation pursuant to section
  5    63-602EE, Idaho Code, may be considered by the counties and other taxing  dis-
  6    tricts  and budgeted at the same time, in the same manner and in the same year
  7    as revenues from taxation on personal property which these moneys replace.  If
  8    taxing  districts  are  consolidated, the resulting district is entitled to an
  9    amount equal to the sum of the amounts which were received in the last  calen-
 10    dar quarter by each district pursuant to this subsection prior to the consoli-
 11    dation.  If  a  taxing district is dissolved or disincorporated, the state tax
 12    commission shall continuously distribute to the board of county  commissioners
 13    an  amount  equal  to  the last quarter's distribution prior to dissolution or
 14    disincorporation. The board of county commissioners shall determine any redis-
 15    tribution of moneys so received.  If a taxing district annexes territory,  the
 16    distribution  of  moneys  received  pursuant to this subsection shall be unaf-
 17    fected. Taxing districts formed after January 1, 2001, are not entitled  to  a
 18    payment  under  the  provisions  of  this  subsection.  School districts shall
 19    receive an amount determined by multiplying the sum of the  year  2000  school
 20    district  levy  plus  .001 times the market value on December 31, 2000, in the
 21    district of the property exempt from taxation pursuant  to  section  63-602EE,
 22    Idaho Code.  For school districts, beginning January 1, 2002, only the portion
 23    of  property tax replacement received to replace property exempt from taxation
 24    pursuant to section 63-602EE, Idaho Code, based  on  the  tax  year  2000  tax
 25    charges  for  maintenance  and  operation as limited by sections 33-802 2. and
 26    33-1002D, Idaho Code, shall not be subtracted from the maximum school district
 27    maintenance and operation property taxes permitted in accordance with  section
 28    33-802  2.,  Idaho  Code.  For  purposes of the limitation provided by section
 29    63-802, Idaho Code, moneys received pursuant to this section as  property  tax
 30    replacement  for  property  exempt from taxation pursuant to section 63-602EE,
 31    Idaho Code, shall be treated as property tax revenues.
 32        (11) Twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) per year is continuously  appro-
 33    priated and shall be distributed to the state board of education and the board
 34    of  regents  of the university of Idaho to pay for scholarships in mathematics
 35    and science for category C students as provided in  sections  33-4304  through
 36    33-4309, Idaho Code.
 37        (12) Any  moneys  remaining  over  and  above  those necessary to meet and
 38    reserve for payments under other subsections of this section shall be distrib-
 39    uted to the general fund.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact


                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                            RS 15998

This legislation amends 33-4304, 33-4306, 33-4307, 33-4308, and
63-3638 of the Idaho Code to revise public policy to recognize
the shortage of Math and Science teachers available to Idaho
schools with the intention of providing scholarships to eligible
individuals if they agree to teach Math or Science courses for a
minimum of four years in Idaho schools.



                          FISCAL IMPACT

The fiscal impact to the general fund is $20 million.  All monies
not utilized for scholarships will be returned to the general
fund each year.




Contact
Name: Rep. Russ Mathews or Rep. Peter Nielsen 
Phone: (208) 332-1000


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