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S.B. 4






Chief Sponsor: D. Chris Buttars

House Sponsor: Merlynn T. Newbold

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies education funding for school districts, charter schools, and certain
             11      state agencies for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2011 and
             12      modifies related budgetary provisions.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This bill:
             15          .    requires a school district or charter school to report certain transfers between
             16      programs to the State Board of Education as part of the Annual Financial and
             17      Program report;
             18          .    modifies funding related to the Voted and Board leeway guarantee programs;
             19          .    appropriates funding to school districts and charter schools for a certain federal
             20      educator jobs program;
             21          .    reduces state funding for the minimum school program;
             22          .    appropriates funding to the State Board of Education for certain administrative costs
             23      related to the federal educator jobs program;
             24          .    appropriates money for:
             25              .    educator salary adjustments; and
             26              .    library books and electronic resources; and
             27          .    makes technical changes.

             28      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             29          This bill appropriates for fiscal year 2011:
             30          .    $30,000,000 from the Uniform School Fund;
             31          .    ($78,271,500) from the Education Fund; and
             32          .    $110,007,200 from other sources as detailed in this bill.
             33      Other Special Clauses:
             34          This bill provides an immediate effective date.
             35      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             36      AMENDS:
             37          53A-17a-146, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 3 and 399
             39      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             40          Section 1. Section 53A-17a-146 is amended to read:
             41           53A-17a-146. Reduction of district allocation based on insufficient revenues.
             42          (1) As used in this section, "Minimum School Program funds" means the total of state
             43      and local funds appropriated for the Minimum School Program, excluding:
             44          (a) the state-supported voter leeway pursuant to Section 53A-17a-133 ;
             45          (b) the state-supported board leeway pursuant to Section 53A-17a-134 ; and
             46          (c) the appropriation to charter schools to replace local property tax revenues pursuant
             47      to Section 53A-1a-513 .
             48          (2) If the Legislature reduces appropriations made to support public schools under Title
             49      53A, Chapter 17a, Minimum School Program Act, because an Education Fund budget deficit,
             50      as defined in Section 63J-1-312 , exists, the State Board of Education, after consultation with
             51      each school district and charter school, shall allocate the reduction among school districts and
             52      charter schools in proportion to each school district's or charter school's percentage share of
             53      Minimum School Program funds.
             54          (3) Except as provided in Subsection (5) and subject to the requirements of Subsection
             55      (7), a school district or charter school shall determine which programs are affected by a
             56      reduction pursuant to Subsection (2) and the amount each program is reduced.
             57          (4) Except as provided in Subsections (5) and (6), the requirement to spend a specified
             58      amount in any particular program is waived if reductions are made pursuant to Subsection (2).

             59          (5) A school district or charter school may not reduce or reallocate spending of funds
             60      distributed to the school district or charter school for the following programs:
             61          (a) educator salary adjustments provided in Section 53A-17a-153 ;
             62          (b) the Teacher Salary Supplement Program provided in Section 53A-17a-156 ;
             63          (c) the extended year for special educators provided in Section 53A-17a-158 ;
             64          (d) USTAR centers provided in Section 53A-17a-159 ;
             65          (e) the School LAND Trust Program created in Section 53A-16-101.5 ; or
             66          (f) a special education program within the Basic School Program.
             67          (6) A school district or charter school may not reallocate spending of funds distributed
             68      to the school district or charter school to a reserve account.
             69          (7) A school district or charter school that reduces or reallocates funds in accordance
             70      with this section shall report all transfers into, or out of, Minimum School Program programs
             71      to the State Board of Education as part of the school district or charter school's Annual
             72      Financial and Program report.
             73          Section 2. Appropriation.
             74          Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, the
             75      following sums of money are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or
             76      reduced from amounts previously appropriated, out of the funds or fund accounts indicated for
             77      distribution to state agencies, school districts, and charter schools for the fiscal year beginning
             78      July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2011. These appropriations are additions to amounts
             79      previously appropriated for fiscal year 2010-11.
             80      Basic School Program
             81      Item 1 To Basic School Program
             82          From Uniform School Fund, One-time

             83          From Education Fund, One-time

             84          From Nonlasping Balances - MSP - Voted and Board Leeways

             85          Schedule of Programs:
             86              Grades 1 - 12                        $7,800,000
             87      Related to Basic Programs
             88      Item 2 To Related to Basic Programs
             89          From Education Fund, One-time

             90          From Federal Funds

             91          Schedule of Programs:
             92              Flexible Allocation - WPU Distribution        ($50,000,000)
             93              Education Jobs Fund - WPU Distribution        $101,004,000
             94      Item 3 To Related to Basic Programs
             95          From Education Fund, One-time

             96          From Nonlasping Balances - MSP - Voted and Board Leeways

             97          Schedule of Programs:
             98              Educator Salary Adjustments                $1,728,500
             99              Library Books & Electronic Resources        $200,000
             100      State Board of Education
             101      Item 4 To State Board of Education - State Office of Education
             102          From Federal Funds

             103          Schedule of Programs:
             104              Board of Education - Administration            $300,000
             105      Item 5 To State Board of Education - Educator Licensing Professional Practices
             106          From Uniform School Fund Restricted - Professional Practices

             107          Schedule of Programs:
             108              Educator Licensing                    $703,200
             109          Section 3. Effective date.
             110          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             111      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             112      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             113      the date of veto override.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 3-7-11 8:16 PM

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