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Second Substitute H.B. 230
6 LONG TITLE
7 General Description:
8 This bill amends the definition of certified revenue levy in the State System of Public
9 Education Code.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . amends the definition of certified revenue levy to include an adjustment of property
13 tax revenues generated by the minimum basic tax rate in accordance with the annual
14 change in the Consumer Price Index.
15 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
17 Other Special Clauses:
18 This bill takes effect on January 1, 2005.
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
21 53A-17a-103, as last amended by Chapter 320, Laws of Utah 2003
23 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24 Section 1. Section 53A-17a-103 is amended to read:
25 53A-17a-103. Definitions.
26 As used in this chapter:
27 (1) "Basic state-supported school program" or "basic program" means public education
28 programs for kindergarten, elementary, and secondary school students that are operated and
29 maintained for the amount derived by multiplying the number of weighted pupil units for each
30 district by $2,150, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
31 (2) "Certified revenue levy" means a property tax levy that provides an amount of ad
32 valorem property tax revenue equal to the sum of:
33 (a) the amount of property tax revenue to be generated statewide in the previous year
34 from imposing a minimum basic tax rate, as specified in Subsection 53A-17a-135 (1)(a),
35 increased or decreased by the annual change in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage
36 Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) published by the U.S. Department of Labor; and
37 (b) the product of:
38 (i) new growth, as defined in Section 59-2-924 and rules of the State Tax Commission;
40 (ii) the minimum basic tax rate certified by the State Tax Commission for the previous
42 (3) "Leeway program" or "leeway" means a state-supported voted leeway program or
43 board leeway program authorized under Section 53A-17a-133 or 53A-17a-134 .
44 (4) "Pupil in average daily membership (ADM)" means a full-day equivalent pupil.
45 (5) (a) "State-supported minimum school program" or "minimum school program"
46 means public school programs for kindergarten, elementary, and secondary schools as
47 described in this Subsection (5).
48 (b) The minimum school program established in the districts shall include the
49 equivalent of a school term of nine months as determined by the State Board of Education.
50 (c) (i) The board shall establish the number of days or equivalent instructional hours
51 that school is held for an academic school year.
52 (ii) Education, enhanced by utilization of technologically enriched delivery systems,
53 when approved by local school boards, shall receive full support by the State Board of
54 Education as it pertains to fulfilling the attendance requirements, excluding time spent viewing
55 commercial advertising.
56 (d) The program includes the total of the following annual costs:
57 (i) the cost of a basic state-supported school program; and
58 (ii) other amounts appropriated in this chapter in addition to the basic program.
59 (6) "Weighted pupil unit or units or WPU or WPUs" means the unit of measure of
60 factors that is computed in accordance with this chapter for the purpose of determining the
61 costs of a program on a uniform basis for each district.
62 Section 2. Effective date.
63 This bill takes effect on January 1, 2005.
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