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SENATE BILL NO. 1231 – Public schools, funds transfer


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S1231............................................................by FINANCE
PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Directs the State Controller to transfer funds to the
Public Education Stabilization Fund; and provides for a one-time
distribution of funds to certain school districts.
03/24    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/25    Rpt prt - to Fin
    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/29    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
    Rls susp - PASSED - 35-0-0
      AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett,
      Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis,
      Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough,
      Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Pearce,
      Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Cameron
    Title apvd - to House
03/30    House intro - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg
03/31    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
    Rls susp - PASSED - 63-0-7
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer,
      Bedke, Bell, Bilbao(Reynoldson), Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford,
      Cannon, Chadderdon, Collins, Crow, Deal, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth,
      Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henbest,
      Henderson, Jones, Kemp, Lake, Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews,
      McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Mitchell, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart,
      Pence, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Rusche, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer,
      Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Smith(30), Smylie, Snodgrass,
      Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Clark, Jaquet, LeFavour, Moyle, Raybould,
      Skippen, Smith(24)
    Floor Sponsor - Bedke
    Title apvd - to Senate
04/01    To enrol - Rpt enrol - Pres/Sp signed
04/04    To Governor
04/14    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 381
         Effective: 04/14/05

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2005
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1231
                                    BY FINANCE COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  6        SECTION 1.  The State Controller shall transfer $5,000,000 from the Budget
  7    Stabilization Fund to the Public Education Stabilization Fund by no later than
  8    June 30, 2005.
  9        SECTION  2.  Of the moneys appropriated in Section 3, Chapter 342, Laws of
 10    2004, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall make a one-time distribu-
 11    tion of moneys to school districts that receive a reduction of state funds  as
 12    a  result  of  the  implementation of Section 33-1002C(3), Idaho Code, for the
 13    period July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005, in a like amount as the  reduction
 14    received.
 15        SECTION  3.  An  emergency  existing  therefor,  which emergency is hereby
 16    declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
 17    passage and approval.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this legislation is to ensure that Public Schools receive the level of funding,
on a per classroom basis, that was expected when the current year’s Public Schools budget was set
by the 2004 Legislature. Since this budget was set, student enrollment has surged beyond the
projections upon which the budget was based. As a result, less money is available per classroom
than was assumed when school districts built their budgets for this year. This $5 million infusion,
when added to the $7.15 million already in the Public Education Stabilization Fund, should ensure
that sufficient funds exist to cover the total shortfall, currently estimated at approximately
$10 million.

In addition, Section 2 of the bill ensures that no school district will receive an unexpected
reduction in funding as a result of changes made in SB 1221.



Fiscal Note

No fiscal impact to the General Fund.


Contact: Jason Hancock 334-4739

Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis

Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note Bill No. S1231