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HOUSE BILL NO. 639
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SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND - Amends existing law to provide that the
Idaho School for Deaf and Blind shall receive a distribution from the
School District Building Account lottery revenue.
02/06 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/09 Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
02/10 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/12 3rd rdg - PASSED - 65-0-5
AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Bivens,
Black(15), Black(23), Boe, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase,
Clark, Crane, Crow, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20),
Gagner, Geddes, Gould, Hadley, Hansen, Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet,
Jones(22), Jones(20), Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kjellander,
Kunz, Lake, Linford, Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer,
Miller, Mortensen, Pischner, Reynolds, Richman, Ridinger, Robison,
Sali, Schaefer, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Stubbs, Taylor, Tilman,
Tippets, Watson, Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Cuddy, Jones(9), Newcomb, Pomeroy, Trail
Floor Sponsors - Field, Bell
Title apvd - to Senate
02/13 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin
02/18 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/19 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/10 3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1
AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Hansen,
Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry,
Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Stennett, Sweeney,
Thorne, Twiggs, Wheeler, Whitworth
Absent and excused--Sorensen
Floor Sponsor - Frasure
Title apvd - to House
03/11 To enrol
03/12 Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/13 Pres signed
03/16 To Governor
03/17 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 41
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 639
BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDING ACCOUNT; AMENDING SECTION 33-905,
3 IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT FOR PURPOSES OF THE DISTRIBUTION FROM THE LOT-
4 TERY REVENUE THE IDAHO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND SHALL BE CONSIDERED A
5 SCHOOL DISTRICT AND SHALL RECEIVE A DISTRIBUTION.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Section 33-905, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
8 amended to read as follows:
9 33-905. SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDING ACCOUNT -- PAYMENTS TO ACCOUNT -- MONEYS
10 APPROPRIATED TO STATE BOARD -- APPLICATION FOR MONEYS -- PAYMENTS TO DISTRICTS
11 -- REPORTS ON APPLICATIONS -- USES OF MONEYS. 1. The state of Idaho, recogniz-
12 ing its responsibility to establish and maintain a general, uniform and thor-
13 ough system of public, free common schools, in an effort to partially fulfill
14 this responsibility, hereby creates and establishes the school district build-
15 ing account in the state treasury. The school district building account shall
16 have paid into it such appropriations or revenues as may be provided by law.
17 2. Moneys in the school district building account are hereby appropriated
18 to and may be expended by the state board of education at any time for the
19 purposes provided in this section, any provision of chapter 35, title 67,
20 Idaho Code, or chapter 36, title 67, Idaho Code, notwithstanding.
21 3. (a) As to any moneys in the account other than lottery dividends dis-
22 tributed pursuant to subsection 4. of this section, the board of trustees
23 of any school district may apply to the state board of education to
24 receive a payment or payments from the school district building account;
25 provided, a district demonstrates to the state board of education that it
26 has a substantial and serious need based upon the district's classroom
27 student-teacher ratios, past efforts to levy for such construction, physi-
28 cal condition of existing structures, and the total assessed market value
29 of the district, all of which shall be further defined by actual need cri-
30 teria established by the state board of education.
31 (b) When an application for moneys from the account is approved by the
32 state board of education, the state board shall inform the school district
33 that the application has been approved, citing the amount approved for
34 payment and an estimate of the time when the payment can actually be made
35 to the school district.
36 4. By not later than August 31, moneys in the account pursuant to distri-
37 bution from section 67-7434, Idaho Code, the lottery dividends and interest
38 earned thereon, shall be distributed to each of the several school districts,
39 in the proportion that the average daily attendance of that district for the
40 previous school year bears to the total average daily attendance of the state
41 during the previous school year. For the purposes of this subsection 4.
42 only, the Idaho school for the deaf and blind shall be considered a school
43 district, and shall receive a distribution based upon the average daily atten-
1 dance of the school. Average daily attendance shall be calculated as
2 provided in section 33-1002 4., Idaho Code.
3 5. All payments from the school district building account shall be paid
4 out directly to the school district in warrants drawn by the state controller
5 upon presentation of proper vouchers from the state board of education. Pend-
6 ing payments out of the school district building account, the moneys in the
7 account shall be invested by the state treasurer in the same manner as pro-
8 vided under section 67-1210, Idaho Code, with respect to other idle moneys in
9 the state treasury. Interest earned on the investments shall be returned to
10 the school district building account.
11 6. Payments from the school district building account received by a
12 school district may be used by the school district for the purposes authorized
13 in section 33-1102, Idaho Code.
14 7. (a) By not later than December 1, each school district shall report to
15 the state department of education the projects on which moneys received
16 from the school district building account were expended. The state depart-
17 ment of education shall transmit a summary of such reports to the legisla-
18 ture by not later than January 15 of the following year.
19 (b) By not later than December 1, each school district shall report to
20 the state department of education the planned uses for the moneys received
21 from the school district building account. The state department of educa-
22 tion shall transmit a summary of the reports to the legislature by not
23 later than January 15 of the following year.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation amends Section 33-905, Idaho Code, to provide that for the purposes of
distributing state lottery moneys to the local school districts, the Idaho School for the Deaf and
the Blind in Gooding shall be considered a school district and receive a distribution.
There is no impact on the General Fund since the funds involved are dedicated lottery profits.
The public schools receive one-half of the lottery proceeds (the Permanent Building Fund
receives one-half) which are distributed on the basis of average daily attendance. In the current
FY 1998, the distribution amounted to $42.14 per student. With the addition of the Idaho
School for the Deaf and the Blind's students (approximately 135 students), the distribution
would have been $42.11. The distribution to the Deaf and Blind School would have been
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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE