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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 133
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SCR133...............................................by JUDICIARY AND RULES
PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS - STUDY - Stating findings of the Legislature and
authorizing the Legislative Council to appoint a committee to undertake and
complete a study of appropriate and effective means of amending the Public
Charter Schools Act.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004
IN THE SENATE
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 133
BY JUDICIARY AND RULES COMMITTEE
1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO
3 APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO UNDERTAKE AND COMPLETE A STUDY OF APPROPRIATE AND
4 EFFECTIVE MEANS OF IMPROVING THE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT.
5 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 WHEREAS, the Idaho Legislature recognizes the importance of charter
7 schools among the public educational offerings in our state; and
8 WHEREAS, the Public Charter Schools Act has been found to be in need of
9 adjustment based on a review of issues from public school stakeholders across
10 the state of Idaho by the State Board of Education; and
11 WHEREAS, the need to amend the Public Charter Schools Act is evident to
12 associations of professional educators and parents who have made recommenda-
13 tions for changes; and
14 WHEREAS, it is evident from the large number of submissions of
15 uncoordinated bills by various entities that changes are being sought to the
16 public charter school law; and
17 WHEREAS, due to a lack of coordination, collaboration and consideration
18 among supporters for change, it is necessary to consider how the various leg-
19 islative solutions align and fit together; and
20 WHEREAS, it is evident that the Legislature must find a way to address the
21 concern for current charter school funding, governance and operations; and
22 WHEREAS, there is a compelling need for the Legislature to establish a
23 committee to consider the broad range of possible solutions and provide recom-
24 mendations and guidance to the full Legislature to reach genuine, coordinated
26 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
27 sion of the Fifty-seventh Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Rep-
28 resentatives concurring therein, that the Legislative Council is authorized to
29 appoint a committee to undertake and complete a study of appropriate and
30 effective means of amending the Public Charter Schools Act. The Legislative
31 Council shall determine the number of legislators and membership from each
32 house appointed to the committee and shall authorize the committee to receive
33 input, advice and assistance from interested and affected parties who are not
34 members of the legislature.
35 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that nonlegislative members of the committee may be
36 appointed by the cochairs of the committee who are appointed by the Legisla-
37 tive Council. Nonlegislative members of the advisory committee shall not be
38 reimbursed from legislative funds for per diem, mileage or other expenses and
39 shall not have voting privileges regarding the committee's recommendations or
40 proposed legislation.
41 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall report its findings, rec-
42 ommendations and proposed legislation, if any, to the First Regular Session of
43 the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This proposal will direct the legislature to establish a study
committee to undertake and complete a study of the statutes
governing charter schools, and how to improve them.
If this resolution is adopted by the Legislature and the
committee is appointed, any necessary travel and per diem
expenses would be paid from the existing legislative
appropriation to the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Funding for staff support and expenses would be provided from the
existing appropriation to the Legislative Council for the
Legislative Services Office. There would be no additional impact
upon the state general fund as a result of this resolution.
Name: Senator Gary Schroeder
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE SCR 133