SSHB 332: "An Act supporting parental involvement in schools through employment of parental involvement coordinators; establishing a supplemental income tax on oil revenue to support parental involvement in schools; and creating an account titled 'Resource Revenue for Kids' in the general fund."
00 SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 332 01 "An Act supporting parental involvement in schools through employment of parental 02 involvement coordinators; establishing a supplemental income tax on oil revenue to 03 support parental involvement in schools; and creating an account titled 'Resource 04 Revenue for Kids' in the general fund." 05 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 06 * Section 1. AS 14.03 is amended by adding a new section to read: 07 Sec. 14.03.118. Parental involvement coordinator. (a) Each school district 08 shall employ at least two persons at the administrative office of the school district to 09 serve as parental involvement coordinators for the district. One of the parental 10 involvement coordinators employed under this subsection may be assigned clerical 11 and support duties related to parental involvement coordination. The district may also 12 employ clerical staff necessary to support the work of the parental involvement 13 coordinators. 14 (b) In addition to the parental involvement coordinators employed under (a) of
01 this section, each school district shall employ one person for each 500 students 02 enrolled in the district or one person for each public school located in the district, 03 whichever is greater, to perform work to enhance parental involvement in district 04 schools. The district may assign the persons employed under this subsection to schools 05 with the greatest need. 06 (c) The department shall distribute funds to each school district for the costs 07 associated with employment of parental involvement coordinators, clerical support for 08 parental involvement coordinators, and additional staff employed under (a) and (b) of 09 this section from funds appropriated by the legislature. If the appropriation is 10 insufficient to pay all eligible costs under this section, the department shall distribute 11 the available funds on a pro rata basis. 12 (d) The funding appropriated for the payment of parental involvement 13 coordination under this section is in addition to the base student allocation under 14 AS 14.17.470. 15 (e) A school district is required to comply with the requirements of (a) and (b) 16 of this section only to the extent that funds have been appropriated to cover the cost of 17 meeting those requirements. 18 * Sec. 2. AS 14.17 is amended by adding a new section to read: 19 Sec. 14.17.485. Resource revenue for kids account. The resource revenue for 20 kids account is created as an account in the general fund. The legislature may 21 appropriate funds in the account and interest accrued on those funds to the Department 22 of Education and Early Development for supporting parental involvement in schools 23 under AS 14.03.118 or for any other public purpose. 24 * Sec. 3. AS 43.20.011 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 25 (g) In addition to the tax imposed under (e) of this section, a taxpayer engaged 26 in the production of oil from a lease or property in this state and whose business 27 income is subject to AS 43.20.072 shall pay an additional tax of 0.5 percent of the 28 taxpayer's taxable income. The department shall separately account for the revenue 29 obtained from the tax levied by this subsection in the account created under 30 AS 14.17.485.