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Key Votes

SB 175 - Increases Public Education Funding - Key Vote

Montana Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Increases Public Education Funding

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (46-4) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (58-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases Public Education Funding

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds to public schools and reduces the property taxes paid by public schools, beginning school fiscal year 2014.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a school district with a general fund of less than $1.5 million to retain oil and gas production taxes up to 150 percent of the school district’s maximum general fund budget for fiscal years 2014 through 2017 (Sec. 8).
  • Increases the funding provided to high school districts, elementary school districts, and K-12 district elementary programs with or without a junior high or middle school, beginning school fiscal year 2014 (Secs. 6-7).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (32-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases Public Education Funding

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds to public schools and reduces the property taxes paid by public schools, beginning school fiscal year 2014.

Highlights:
  • Increases the funding provided to high school districts, elementary school districts, and K-12 district elementary programs with or without a junior high or middle school, beginning school fiscal year 2014 (Secs. 6-7).
  • Appropriates oil and natural gas production taxes to school districts and limits the appropriations to no more than 130 percent of a school district’s maximum budget (Sec. 8).
  • Reduces the property tax on school districts (Sec. 5). 
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Increases Public Education Funding

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