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H.B. 382

This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Mar 1, 2005 at 3:16 PM by chopkin. --> This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Mar 2, 2005 at 6:34 PM by rday. --> This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments (CORRECTED) incorporated into the bill on Wed, Mar 2, 2005 at 7:27 PM by rday. --> This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments (CORRECTED) incorporated into the bill on Wed, Mar 2, 2005 at 8:06 PM by rday. -->              1     

SUPPLEMENTAL MINIMUM SCHOOL PROGRAM

             2     
FINANCE ACT

             3     
2005 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Sponsor: Gordon E. Snow

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill provides funding for the Minimum School Program.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    establishes the value of the weighted pupil unit at $2,280;
             13          .    establishes a ceiling for the state contribution to the maintenance and operations
             14      portion of the Minimum School Program for fiscal year 2005-06 of $1,795,446,575;
             15          .    modifies the funding formula for the Enrollment Growth Program;
             16          .    makes one-time appropriations to the State Board of Education for fiscal year
             17      2004-05 for:
             18              .    the Electronic High School; and
             19              .    youth in custody programs; and
             20          .    makes one-time appropriations to the State Board of Education for fiscal year
             21      2005-06 for:
             22              .    teachers' supplies and materials;
             23              .    online testing;
             24              .    the Enrollment Growth Program; and
             25              .    the Public Education Job Enhancement Program.
             26      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             27          This bill appropriates:


             28          .    as an ongoing appropriation, $1,795,446,575 for fiscal year 2005-06; and
             29          .    $13,721,000 in one-time appropriations.
             30      Other Special Clauses:
             31          This bill provides an effective date.
             32          This bill provides a coordination clause with H.B. 3.
             33          This bill provides a coordination clause with H.B. 249.
             34      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             35      AMENDS:
             36          53A-17a-103, as last amended by Chapter 257, Laws of Utah 2004
             37          53A-17a-104, as last amended by Chapter 257, Laws of Utah 2004
             37a      S. 53A-17a-148, as last amended by Chapter 257, Laws of Utah 2004 .S
             38          53A-21-103.5, as enacted by Chapter 320, Laws of Utah 2003
             39      Uncodified Material Affected:
             40      ENACTS UNCODIFIED MATERIAL
             41     
             42      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             43          Section 1. Section 53A-17a-103 is amended to read:
             44           53A-17a-103. Definitions.
             45          As used in this chapter:
             46          (1) "Basic state-supported school program" or "basic program" means public education
             47      programs for kindergarten, elementary, and secondary school students that are operated and
             48      maintained for the amount derived by multiplying the number of weighted pupil units for each
             49      district by [$2,182] $2,280, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
             50          (2) "Certified revenue levy" means a property tax levy that provides an amount of ad
             51      valorem property tax revenue equal to the sum of:
             52          (a) the amount of property tax revenue to be generated statewide in the previous year
             53      from imposing a minimum basic tax rate, as specified in Subsection 53A-17a-135 (1)(a); and
             54          (b) the product of:
             55          (i) new growth, as defined in Section 59-2-924 and rules of the State Tax Commission;
             56      and
             57          (ii) the minimum basic tax rate certified by the State Tax Commission for the previous
             58      year.


             59          (3) "Leeway program" or "leeway" means a state-supported voted leeway program or
             60      board leeway program authorized under Section 53A-17a-133 or 53A-17a-134 .
             61          (4) "Pupil in average daily membership (ADM)" means a full-day equivalent pupil.
             62          (5) (a) "State-supported minimum school program" or "minimum school program"
             63      means public school programs for kindergarten, elementary, and secondary schools as
             64      described in this Subsection (5).
             65          (b) The minimum school program established in the districts shall include the
             66      equivalent of a school term of nine months as determined by the State Board of Education.
             67          (c) (i) The board shall establish the number of days or equivalent instructional hours
             68      that school is held for an academic school year.
             69          (ii) Education, enhanced by utilization of technologically enriched delivery systems,
             70      when approved by local school boards, shall receive full support by the State Board of
             71      Education as it pertains to fulfilling the attendance requirements, excluding time spent viewing
             72      commercial advertising.
             73          (d) The program includes the total of the following annual costs:
             74          (i) the cost of a basic state-supported school program; and
             75          (ii) other amounts appropriated in this chapter in addition to the basic program.
             76          (6) "Weighted pupil unit or units or WPU or WPUs" means the unit of measure of
             77      factors that is computed in accordance with this chapter for the purpose of determining the
             78      costs of a program on a uniform basis for each district.
             79          Section 2. Section 53A-17a-104 is amended to read:
             80           53A-17a-104. Amount of state's contribution toward minimum school program.
             81          (1) The total contribution of the state toward the cost of the minimum school program
             82      may not exceed the sum of [$1,698,739,911] $1,795,446,575 for the fiscal year beginning July
             83      1, [2004] 2005, except as otherwise provided by the Legislature through supplemental
             84      appropriations.
             85          (2) [As an ongoing appropriation subject to future budget constraints, there] There is
             86      appropriated from [the Uniform School Fund] state and local funds for fiscal year [2004-05 to
             87      the State Board of Education] 2005-06 for distribution to school districts and charter schools,
             88      in accordance with this chapter, monies for the following purposes and in the following
             89      amounts:


             90          (a) basic program - kindergarten, [$49,053,542 (22,481 WPUs)] $50,992,200 (22,365
             91      WPUs);
             92          (b) basic program - grades 1-12, [$956,377,146 (438,303 WPUs)] $1,014,932,880
             93      (445,146 WPUs);
             94          (c) basic program - professional staff, [$93,420,148 (42,814 WPUs)] $99,273,480
             95      (43,541 WPUs);
             96          (d) basic program - administrative costs, [$3,626,484 (1,662 WPUs)] $3,789,360
             97      (1,662 WPUs);
             98          (e) basic program - necessarily existent small schools and units for consolidated
             99      schools, [$16,729,394 (7,667 WPUs)] $17,779,440 (7,798 WPUs);
             100          (f) special education - regular program - add-on WPUs for students with disabilities,
             101      [$117,590,162 (53,891 WPUs)] $125,589,240 (55,083 WPUs);
             102          (g) preschool special education program, [$14,540,848 (6,664 WPUs)] $16,509,480
             103      (7,241 WPUs);
             104          (h) self-contained regular WPUs, [$27,447,378 (12,579 WPUs)] $29,213,640 (12,813
             105      WPUs);
             106          (i) extended year program for severely disabled, [$765,882 (351 WPUs)] $813,960
             107      (357 WPUs);
             108          (j) special education programs in state institutions and district impact aid, [$3,006,796
             109      (1,378 WPUs)] $3,196,560 (1,402 WPUs);
             110          (k) applied technology and technical education district programs, [$51,709,036 (23,698
             111      WPUs)] $54,943,440 (24,098 WPUs), including [$943,426] $985,880 for summer applied
             112      technology agriculture programs;
             113          (l) applied technology district set-aside, [$2,203,820 (1,010 WPUs)] $2,348,400 (1,030
             114      WPUs);
             115          (m) class size reduction, [$65,902,946 (30,203 WPUs)] $70,162,440 (30,773 WPUs);
             116          (n) Social Security and retirement programs, [$261,482,231] $272,358,812;
             117          (o) pupil transportation to and from school, [$57,061,128] $59,058,267, of which not
             118      less than [$1,981,195] $2,050,537 shall be allocated to the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
             119      to pay for transportation costs of the schools' students;
             120          (p) guarantee transportation levy, $500,000;


             121          (q) Local Discretionary Block Grant Program, [$21,824,448] $21,820,748;
             122          (r) Interventions for Student Success Block Grant Program, [$14,908,708]
             123      $15,842,347;
             124          (s) Quality Teaching Block Grant Program, [$57,426,623] $59,428,023;
             125          (t) highly impacted schools, $5,123,207;
             126          (u) at-risk programs, [$24,778,484] $26,557,600;
             127          (v) adult education, [$5,826,865] $7,630,805;
             128          (w) accelerated learning programs, [$8,695,104] $8,999,293;
             129          (x) electronic high school, [$700,000] $1,000,000;
             130          (y) School LAND Trust Program, [$8,820,000] $9,920,000;
             131          (z) state-supported voted leeway, [$159,084,242] $176,006,519;
             132          (aa) state-supported board leeway, [$45,357,016] $48,398,486; [and]
             133          (bb) charter schools, pursuant to Section 53A-1a-513 , [$5,002,450.] $12,559,950;
             134          (cc) K-3 Reading Improvement Program, $12,500,000; and
             135          (dd) state-supported board leeway for K-3 Reading Improvement Program,
             136      $15,000,000.
             136a      S. Section 3. Section 53A-17A-148 is amended to read:
             136b      53A-17a-148.   Use of nonlapsing balances.
             136c           (1) For the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2004, the State Board of Education may use up
             136d      to $300,000 of nonlapsing balances for the following:
             136e          (a) to stabilize the value of the weighted pupil unit;
             136f          (b) to maintain program levels in school districts that may experience unanticipated and
             136g      unforeseen losses of students;
             136h          (c) to equalize programs in school districts where a strict application of the law provides
             136i      inequity;
             136j          (d) to pay the added cost when students attend school out of state; and
             136k          (e) other uses approved by the board.
             136l          (2) For the fiscal year beginning on July 1,
  2004     2005   , the State Board of
             136m      Education may use up to $1,000,000 of uncommitted nonlapsing balances for adult high school
             136n      completion and adult basic skill programs.
             136o          (3) For the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2004, the State Board of Education shall use
             136p      Minimum School Program nonlapsing balances to supplement the appropriation to charter schools for
             136q      the replacement of local property tax revenues, up to the amount allowed under their formula detailed
             136r      in Subsection 53A-1a-513(4).
.S


             137          Section S. [ 3 ] 4 .S . Section 53A-21-103.5 is amended to read:
             138           53A-21-103.5. Qualifications for participation in the Enrollment Growth
             139      Program -- State Board of Education rules -- Distribution formula.
             140          [(1) (a) In order to qualify for monies under the Enrollment Growth Program
             141      established in Section 53A-21-102 , a school district must be a recipient of monies distributed
             142      under the Capital Outlay Foundation Program, except as provided in Subsection (1)(b).]
             143          [(b) A school district that is not a recipient of Capital Outlay Foundation Program
             144      monies in fiscal year 2003-04, fiscal year 2004-05, or both, may qualify for monies under the
             145      Enrollment Growth Program if the school district received Capital Outlay Foundation Program
             146      monies in fiscal year 2002-03.]
             147          (1) As used in this section:
             148          (a) "ADM" means average daily membership.
             149          (b) "Derived valuation" means total school district property tax current collections
             150      from April 1 through the following March 31, divided by the tax rates for the same year.
             151          (c) "Yield per ADM" means the product of the derived valuation multiplied by .0024,


             152      divided by average daily membership.
             153          (2) (a) The State Board of Education shall distribute monies in the Enrollment Growth
             154      Program to qualifying school districts whose:
             155          (i) average net enrollment for the prior three years is a net increase in enrollment[.];
             156      and
             157          (ii) yield per ADM is less than two times the prior year's average yield per ADM for
             158      Utah school districts.
             159          (b) A school district that meets the criteria of Subsection (2)(a) shall receive
             160      Enrollment Growth Program monies in the same proportion that the district's three-year
             161      average net enrollment bears to the total three-year net enrollment of all the districts that meet
             162      the criteria of Subsection (2)(a).
             163          (c) The State Board of Education shall make rules in accordance with Title 63, Chapter
             164      46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, to administer this section.
             165          Section 4. One-time appropriation for classroom supplies.
             166          (1) There is appropriated from the Uniform School Fund to the State Board of
             167      Education for fiscal year 2005-06 only, $6,079,000 for classroom supplies and materials.
             168          (2) (a) The board shall distribute the appropriation to classroom teachers in school
             169      districts, the Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, the Edith Bowen Laboratory School, and
             170      charter schools on the basis of the number of classroom teachers in each school as compared to
             171      the total number of classroom teachers.
             172          (b) Teachers shall receive up to the following amounts:
             173          (i) a teacher on salary schedule steps one through three teaching in grades kindergarten
             174      through six H. or preschool handicapped .H - $350;
             175          (ii) a teacher on salary schedule steps one through three teaching in grades seven
             176      through twelve - $300;
             177          (iii) a teacher on salary schedule step four or higher teaching in grades kindergarten
             178      through six H. or preschool handicapped .H - $275; and
             179          (iv) a teacher on salary schedule step four or higher teaching in grades seven through
             180      twelve - $225.
             181          (c) If the appropriation in Subsection (1) is not sufficient to provide to each teacher the
             182      full amount allowed under Subsection (2)(b), teachers on salary schedule steps one through


             183      three shall receive the full amount allowed with the remaining monies apportioned to all other
             184      teachers.
             185          (d) Teachers shall spend the money for school supplies, materials, or field trips under
             186      rules adopted by the State Board of Education.
             187          (e) As used in this section, "classroom teacher" or "teacher" means permanent teacher
             188      positions filled by one teacher or two or more job-sharing teachers:
             189          (i) who are licensed personnel;
             190          (ii) who are paid on the teacher's salary schedule;
             191          (iii) who are hired for an entire contract period; and
             192          (iv) whose primary function is to provide instructional or a combination of
             193      instructional and counseling services to students in public schools.
             194          Section 5. One-time appropriation for online testing and Enrollment Growth
             195      Program.
             196          There is appropriated from the Uniform School Fund to the State Board of Education
             197      for fiscal year 2005-06 only:
             198          (1) $2,500,000 to be distributed to school districts and charter schools to implement a
             199      uniform online summative test system in accordance with Section 53A-1-708 ; and
             200          (2) $5,000,000 for the Enrollment Growth Program described in Section
             201      53A-21-103.5 .
             202          Section 6. One-time appropriation for Public Education Job Enhancement
             203      Program.
             204          (1) There is appropriated from the Uniform School Fund for fiscal year 2005-06 only,
             205      ($500,000) to the State Board of Education for the Public Education Job Enhancement Program
             206      created in Section 53A-1a-601.
             207          (2) The appropriation in Subsection (1) is a subtraction from amounts appropriated in
             208      2nd Substitute H.B. 188, Public Education Job Enhancement Program.
             209          Section 7. One-time appropriations for fiscal year 2004-05.
             210          There is appropriated from the Uniform School Fund to the State Board of Education
             211      for fiscal year 2004-05 only:
             212          (1) $200,000 for the Electronic High School; and
             213          (2) $442,000 for distribution to school districts for youth in custody programs.


             214          Section S. [ 8 ] 9 .S . Effective date.
             215          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2005, except that uncodified Section 7, One-time
             216      appropriations for fiscal year 2004-05, takes effect on May 2, 2005.
             217          Section S. [ 9 ] 10 .S . Coordinating H.B. 382 and H.B. 3.
             218           S. (1) .S If this H.B. 382 and H.B. 3, Minimum School Program Act Amendments, both
             218a      pass, it
             219      is the intent of the Legislature that the amendments to Sections 53A-17a-103 and 53A-17a-104
             220      in H.B. 382 supersede the amendments to Sections 53A-17a-103 and 53A-17a-104 in H.B. 3
             221      when the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel prepares the Utah Code database
             222      for publication.
             222a      S. (2) If this H.B. 382 and H.B. 3, Minimum School Program Act Amendments, both pass, it
             222b      is the intent of the Legislature that the amendments to Subsection 53A-17a-148(2) in H.B. 382
             222c      supercede the amendments to Subsection 53A-17a-148(2) in H.B. 3 and that the remaining
             222d      subsections be renumbered when the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
             222e      prepares the Utah Code database for publication. .S
             223          Section S. [ 10 ] 11 .S . Coordinating H.B. 382 with H.B. 249
             224          If this H.B. 382 and H.B. 249, Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarships, both pass, it
             225      is the intent of the Legislature that the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
             226      make the following changes in preparing the Utah Code database for publication:
             227          (1) Subsection 53A-17a-104(1) shall read: "(1) The total contribution of the state
             228      toward the cost of the minimum school program may not exceed the sum of $1,794,543,275 for
             229      the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005, except as otherwise provided by the Legislature through
             230      supplemental appropriations.";
             231          (2) Subsection 53A-17a-104(2)(f) shall read: "(f) special education - regular program -
             232      add-on WPUs for students with disabilities, $125,076,240 (54,858 WPUs);";
             233          (3) Subsection 53A-17a-104(2)(h) shall read: "(h) self-contained regular WPUs,
             234      $28,999,320 (12,719 WPUs);";
             235          (4) Subsection 53A-17a-104(2)(n) shall read: "(n) Social Security and retirement
             236      programs, $272,224,533;" ;
             237          (5) Subsection 53A-17a-104(2)(z) shall read: "(z) state-supported voted leeway,
             238      $175,975,385;"; and
             239          (6) Subsection 53A-17a-104(2)(aa) shall read: "(aa) state-supported board leeway,
             240      $48,387,919;".






Legislative Review Note
    as of 3-1-05 9:08 AM


Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.

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