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SF 2408 - Appropriates Funds, Expands Power of Governor, and Waives School Time Requirements in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak - Iowa Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Appropriates Funds, Expands Power of Governor, and Waives School Time Requirements in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (93-0) -

Title: Appropriates Funds, Expands Power of Governor, and Waives School Time Requirements in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (43-0) - (Key vote)
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Title: Appropriates Funds, Expands Power of Governor, and Waives School Time Requirements in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds, provides for legal and regulatory responsibilities, and establishes effective date provisions in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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  • Appropriates from the general fund to the department of human services for fiscal year 2019-2020 (Sec. 1):

    • $88.98 million to supplement the appropriation for medical assistance program reimbursements and associated costs;

    • $1.74 million to supplement the appropriation for maintenance of the healthy and well kids in Iowa program; and

    • $595,000 to supplement the appropriations for the state resource center at Glenwood.

  • Appropriates $525,000 from the general fund to the state board of regents for fiscal year 2019-2020 for the state hygienic laboratory of the state university of Iowa (Sec. 2).

  • Appropriates up to $8.2 million from the general fund for payment of claims for nonpublic school pupil transportation (Sec. 4).

  • Reduces the state aid for education agencies and the portion of the combined district cost calculated for these agencies for fiscal year 2019-2020 by $15 million (Sec. 6).

  • Appropriates 10 percent of the balance of the Iowa economic emergency fund at the close of the 2019-2020 fiscal year to the department of management for the period beginning on the effective date of this division of this act, and ending August 31, 2020 (Sec. 11).

  • Specifies that the time requirements and minimum school day requirements are waived for a school district or accredited nonpublic school closed or that closes on or before April 12, 2020, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Sec. 13).

  • Authorizes the governor to waive the instructional time requirements and the minimum school day requirements for a school district or accredited nonpublic school that is closed or closes after April 12, 2020, in order to prevent or contain the spread of COVID-19 (Sec. 13).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Appropriates Funds, Expands Power of Governor, and Waives School Time Requirements in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

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