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Second Substitute H.B. 295
8 Johnny Anderson
9 Trisha S. Beck
10 Jim Bird
11 Laura Black
12 James A. DunniganRebecca P. Edwards
Craig A. Frank
Don L. Ipson
Brian S. King
Steven R. MascaroMarie H. Poulson
Christine F. Watkins
Ryan D. Wilcox
Larry B. Wiley
Carl Wimmer 13
14 LONG TITLE
15 General Description:
16 This bill amends provisions related to certain uses of school district property tax
18 Highlighted Provisions:
19 This bill:
20 . allows local school boards to use revenue collected from certain capital property tax
21 levies for general fund purposes for fiscal years 2010-11 and 2011-12;
22 . requires a local school board to notify taxpayers of certain uses of property tax
23 revenue; and
24 . makes technical changes.
25 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
27 Other Special Clauses:
29 Utah Code Sections Affected:
31 53A-16-107, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 236
32 53A-19-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, First Special Session, Chapter 5
34 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
35 Section 1. Section 53A-16-107 is amended to read:
36 53A-16-107. Capital outlay levy -- Maintenance of school facilities -- Authority to
37 use proceeds of .0002 tax rate -- Restrictions and procedure -- Limited authority to use
38 proceeds for general fund purposes -- Notification required when using proceeds for
39 general fund purposes.
40 (1) Subject to Subsection (3) and except as provided in Subsection (5), a local school
41 board may annually impose a capital outlay levy not to exceed .0024 per dollar of taxable value
42 to be used for:
43 (a) capital outlay;
44 (b) debt service; and
45 (c) subject to Subsection (2), school facility maintenance.
46 (2) (a) A local school board may utilize the proceeds of a maximum of .0002 per dollar
47 of taxable value of the local school board's annual capital outlay levy for the maintenance of
48 school facilities in the school district.
49 (b) A local school board that uses the option provided under Subsection (2)(a) shall:
50 (i) maintain the same level of expenditure for maintenance in the current year as it did
51 in the preceding year, plus the annual average percentage increase applied to the maintenance
52 and operation budget for the current year; and
53 (ii) identify the expenditure of capital outlay funds for maintenance by a district project
54 number to ensure that the funds are expended in the manner intended.
55 (c) The State Board of Education shall establish by rule the expenditure classification
56 for maintenance under this program using a standard classification system.
57 (3) Beginning January 1, 2009, in order to qualify for receipt of the state contribution
58 toward the minimum school program described in Section 53A-17a-104 , a local school board
59 in a county of the first class shall impose a capital outlay levy of at least .0006 per dollar of
60 taxable value.
61 (4) (a) The county treasurer of a county of the first class shall distribute revenues
62 generated by the .0006 portion of the capital outlay levy required in Subsection (3) to school
63 districts within the county in accordance with Section 53A-16-107.1 .
64 (b) If a school district in a county of the first class imposes a capital outlay levy
65 pursuant to this section which exceeds .0006 per dollar of taxable value, the county treasurer of
66 a county of the first class shall distribute revenues generated by the portion of the capital outlay
67 levy which exceeds .0006 to the school district imposing the levy.
68 (5) (a) Notwithstanding Subsections (1)(a), (b), and (c) and subject to Subsection
69 (5)(b), for fiscal years 2010-11 and 2011-12, a local school board may use the proceeds of the
70 local school board's capital outlay levy for general fund purposes if the proceeds are not
71 committed or dedicated to pay debt service or bond payments.
72 (b) If a local school board uses the proceeds described in Subsection (5)(a) for general
73 fund purposes, the local school board shall notify the public of the local school board's use of
74 the capital outlay levy proceeds for general fund purposes:
75 (i) prior to the board's budget hearing in accordance with the notification requirements
76 described in Section 53A-19-102 ; and
77 (ii) at a budget hearing required in Section 53A-19-102 .
78 Section 2. Section 53A-19-102 is amended to read:
79 53A-19-102. Local school boards budget procedures.
80 (1) (a) Prior to June 22 of each year, [
81 and make appropriations for the next fiscal year.
82 (b) If the tax rate in the proposed budget exceeds the certified tax rate defined in
83 Section 59-2-924 , the local school board shall comply with Section 59-2-919 in adopting the
84 budget, except as provided by Section 53A-17a-133 .
85 (2) (a) Prior to the adoption or amendment of a budget containing a tax rate which does
86 not exceed the certified tax rate, [
87 defined in Section 10-9a-103 , on the proposed budget or budget amendment.
88 (b) In addition to complying with Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act,
89 in regards to the public hearing described in Subsection (2)(a), the board shall:
90 (i) publish the required newspaper notice at least 10 days before the day on which the
91 hearing is held; and
92 (ii) file a copy of the proposed budget with the local school board's business
93 administrator for public inspection at least 10 days prior to the hearing.
94 (3) [
95 auditor and the State Board of Education.
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