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S.B. 140

             1     

ADVANCED PLACEMENT TEST FUNDING

             2     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Karen Mayne

             5     
House Sponsor: Ronda Rudd Menlove

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill provides for funding for Advanced Placement test fees of low-income
             10      students.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    allows the State Board of Education to allocate money appropriated for the
             14      Enhancement for Accelerated Students Program for advanced placement test fees of
             15      low-income students;
             16          .    appropriates money for the Enhancement for Accelerated Students Program; and
             17          .    provides intent language directing that money appropriated for the Enhancement for
             18      Accelerated Students Program be used for advanced placement test fees of
             19      low-income students.
             20      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             21          This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2015:
             22          .    to Related to Basic Programs - Related to Basic School Programs as an ongoing
             23      appropriation:
             24              .    from the Education Fund, $100,000.
             25      Other Special Clauses:
             26          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2015.
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:


             28      AMENDS:
             29           53A-17a-165 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 359
             30     
             31      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             32          Section 1. Section 53A-17a-165 is amended to read:
             33           53A-17a-165. Enhancement for Accelerated Students Program.
             34          (1) The State Board of Education shall distribute money appropriated for the
             35      Enhancement for Accelerated Students Program to school districts and charter schools
             36      according to a formula adopted by the State Board of Education, after consultation with school
             37      districts and charter schools.
             38          (2) A distribution formula adopted under Subsection (1) may include an allocation of
             39      money for:
             40          (a) Advanced Placement courses;
             41          (b) Advanced Placement test fees of low-income students;
             42          [(b)] (c) gifted and talented programs, including professional development for teachers
             43      of high ability students; and
             44          [(c)] (d) International Baccalaureate programs.
             45          (3) The greater of 1.5% or $100,000 of the appropriation for the Enhancement for
             46      Accelerated Students Program may be allowed for International Baccalaureate programs.
             47          (4) A school district or charter school shall use money distributed under this section to
             48      enhance the academic growth of students whose academic achievement is accelerated.
             49          (5) The State Board of Education shall develop performance criteria to measure the
             50      effectiveness of the Enhancement for Accelerated Students Program and make an annual report
             51      to the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee on the effectiveness of the program.
             52          Section 2. Appropriation.
             53          Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, for
             54      the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015, the following sums of money
             55      are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or reduced from amounts
             56      previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated. These sums of money are in
             57      addition to any amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2015.
             58          To Related to Basic Programs - Related to Basic School Programs


             59          From Education Fund
$100,000

             60          Schedule of Programs:
             61              Enhancement for Accelerated Students Program        $100,000
             62          The Legislature intends that the appropriation for the Enhancement for Accelerated
             63      Students Program be used for Advanced Placement test fees of low-income students.
             64          Section 3. Effective date.
             65          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2015.




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