S1034............................................................by FINANCE APPROPRIATIONS - Appropriating $3,000,000 to the State Board of Education for scholarships and grants; and expressing legislative intent regarding student eligibility for the scholarships. 01/25 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/26 Rpt prt - to Fin Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 01/29 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/01 3rd rdg - PASSED - 32-0-2(1 vacant) AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Goedde, Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia, Lee, Lodge, Noh, Richardson, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams, NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Branch, Risch Vacant -- Dist. #4 Floor Sponsor - Lee Title apvd - to House 02/02 House intro - 1st rdg - to Approp 02/06 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/07 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/09 3rd rdg - PASSED - 63-7-0 AYES -- Barraclough, Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Harwood, Henbest, Higgins, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Langford, Mader, Marley, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Pischner, Pomeroy, Raybould, Ridinger, Roberts, Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smylie, Stevenson, Stone, Swan, Tilman, Trail, Wheeler, Wood, Young, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- Denney, Ellis, Loertscher, McKague, Moyle, Pearce, Smith Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor -- Meyer Title apvd - to Senate 02/12 To enrol 02/13 Rpt enrol - Pres signed 02/14 Sp signed 02/15 To Governor 02/21 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 17 Effective: 07/01/01
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1034 BY FINANCE COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 APPROPRIATING MONEYS TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR 3 FISCAL YEAR 2002; AND EXPRESSING LEGISLATIVE INTENT REGARDING THE STUDENTS 4 WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THESE FUNDS. 5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education 7 for Special Programs the following amount, to be expended for the designated 8 program according to the designated expense class from the listed fund for the 9 period July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2002: 10 I. SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS: 11 FOR: 12 Trustee and Benefit Payments $3,000,000 13 FROM: 14 General Fund $3,000,000 15 SECTION 2. It is the intent of the Legislature that this appropriation 16 may only be used for qualifying category B students entering an eligible post- 17 secondary institution for the first time as freshmen for the 2001-2002 aca- 18 demic year or later after completion of high school or its equivalent, pursu- 19 ant to Sections 33-4303 through 33-4313, Idaho Code (Idaho Promise Scholarship 20 Program).
|Statement of Purpose|
This FY 2002 appropriation for Special Programs under the State Board of Education provides inaugural funding for Idaho Promise Scholarship Program Category B awards.
This bill appropriates $3,000,000 in ongoing General Fund money for FY 2002.
The Idaho Promise Scholarship Program is one of the seven separate scholarships and grants funded within the Special Programs appropriation under the State Board of Education.
SB 1485, which was passed by the 2000 Legislature, renamed the State of Idaho Scholarship Program to the Idaho Promise Scholarship Program effective January 1, 2001. The original State of Idaho scholarships were retitled “Category A” Idaho Promise scholarships and a new “Category B” Idaho Promise scholarship was created but not funded. The criteria and funding for Category A scholarships did not change. This appropriation would fund the new Category B scholarships at the maximum award of $250 per semester for a total of four semesters for students graduating from an accredited Idaho high school with a grade point average of at least 3.0 or an ACT score of 20. These Category B Idaho Promise scholarships would be good at any accredited public or private college or university in the state. The law also allows for the higher education institutions to match the state award.
This appropriation is designed to provide funding for only those students who will meet the Category B eligibility requirements of the Idaho Promise Scholarship Program and enter the State’s higher education system as freshmen for the 2001/2002 academic year.
Contact: Ross Borden 334-4745
Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis
|Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note||Bill No. S1034|