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HF 2083 - Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt - Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (35-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that requires funds from state reserves to be used toward debt owed by the state to the public school system.

Highlights:
  • Rescinds $430.09 million from the state budget reserve and appropriates it to the general fund for the 2012 fiscal year (Sec. 38).
  • Appropriates $22.1 million in 2014 and $24.22 million in 2015 from the general fund to the Commissioner of Education for payment of debt service equalization aid (Sec. 1).
  • Appropriates $5.72 billion in 2012 and $5.85 billion in 2013 for general education aid (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (75-56) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that requires funds from state reserves to be used toward debt owed by the state to the public school system.

Highlights:
  • Rescinds $430.09 million from the state budget reserve and appropriates it to the general fund for the 2012 fiscal year (Sec. 38).
  • Appropriates $22.1 million in 2014 and $24.22 million in 2015 from the general fund to the Commissioner of Education for payment of debt service equalization aid (Sec. 1).
  • Appropriates $5.72 billion in 2012 and $5.85 billion in 2013 for general education aid (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (35-29) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (74-59) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that decreases the debt owed by the state to public schools using funds appropriated from the budget reserve.

Highlights:
  • Rescinds $430 million from the budget reserve and appropriates the monies to the general fund for the 2012 fiscal year (Art. 5, Sec. 7).
  • Requires school boards to base unrequested leave of absence and dismissal policies on teacher performance evaluations that rank teachers from “least to most effective” and from least to greatest seniority in each “effectiveness” category by the 2016-2017 school year (Art. 2, Secs. 2, 3 & 5).
  • Prohibits school boards from using a teacher's salary as a basis for placing the teacher on unrequested leave of absence or in dismissal decisions (Art. 2, Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt

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