Legislature(2013 - 2014)CAPITOL 106

03/11/2014 05:00 PM EDUCATION


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05:03:50 PM Start
05:04:02 PM HB278
08:16:10 PM Adjourn
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         HB 278-EDUCATION: FUNDING/TAX CREDITS/PROGRAMS                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
5:04:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS announced  that the only order of  business would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL  NO.  278,  "An   Act  increasing  the  base  student                                                               
allocation  used  in the  formula  for  state funding  of  public                                                               
education;   repealing    the   secondary    student   competency                                                               
examination  and related  requirements; relating  to high  school                                                               
course credit  earned through assessment;  relating to  a college                                                               
and career readiness assessment  for secondary students; relating                                                               
to  charter  school  application  appeals  and  program  budgets;                                                               
relating  to  residential  school  applications;  increasing  the                                                               
stipend  for  boarding  school students;  extending  unemployment                                                               
contributions for  the Alaska technical and  vocational education                                                               
program; relating  to earning high  school credit  for completion                                                               
of   vocational  education   courses   offered  by   institutions                                                               
receiving  technical and  vocational  education program  funding;                                                               
relating to education tax  credits; making conforming amendments;                                                               
and providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GATTIS  noted that  before  the  committee was  CSHB  278,                                                               
Version U.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:04:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  REINBOLD   moved  Conceptual  Amendment   25,  as                                                               
follows:                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, line 25:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Following:  "ACT"                                                                                                          
     Insert:  "or"                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Following:  "assessment,"                                                                                                  
     Delete:  ", or the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude                                                                      
     Battery"                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS seeing no  objection, announced Conceptual Amendment                                                               
25 was adopted.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
5:06:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   REINBOLD  moved   Amendment   12,  labeled   28-                                                               
GH2716\U.29, Mischel, 3/11/14  [text provided at the  end of this                                                               
document].                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
5:07:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON directed attention to  page 14, line 20 and                                                               
said  this amendment  adds another  category for  receipt of  tax                                                               
credit funding.   He paraphrased  from Amendment 12 and  said the                                                               
intent  is  to provide  a  stimulus  for contributions  to  early                                                               
childhood learning  programs; an  action that has  been discussed                                                               
on multiple occasions and supported  by the governor.  He pointed                                                               
out that the committee packet  includes material to identify what                                                               
constitutes an early learning and development program.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
5:09:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS stated  her understanding that the  tax credits have                                                               
no associated costs.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON clarified that  tax credits are allowed for                                                               
educational  purposes, and  Amendment  12 does  not increase  the                                                               
eligible tax credit amount, or  alter the sunset date.  Amendment                                                               
12 is intended to add a new contribution category.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GATTIS suggested  that, although  it  doesn't represent  a                                                               
direct  cost, it  may divert  money  from another  area, and  the                                                               
state may  then need to  increase an allocation elsewhere  in the                                                               
budget to make up the difference.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON acknowledged  that it  may effect  where a                                                               
donor chooses to take advantage of an educational tax credit.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
5:11:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD recalled  discussions to allow for-profit                                                               
entities to  also take advantage  of educational tax  credits and                                                               
offered [Conceptual] Amendment 1 to Amendment 12, as follows:                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 8:                                                                                                            
     Following:  "by a"                                                                                                         
     Insert:  ", for-profit agencies, or"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 5:11 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:15:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
5:15:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD said the intent  here is to encourage all                                                               
interested businesses to support early childhood learning.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:17:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX  asked  for  the definition  of  the  term                                                               
"agency".                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD  deferred to Legislative  Legal Services,                                                               
where the draft language was originated.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:18:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  P.  WILSON  inquired  whether AS  10.20  are  the                                                               
statutes governing non-profit organizations.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
5:18:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON said, "Yes,  that is correct," and directed                                                               
attention to  a committee handout labeled,  "Chapter 10.20 Alaska                                                               
Nonprofit   Corporation  Act,"   which   lists  the   substantive                                                               
provisions relating to nonprofit entities.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:18:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX  cited three reasons that  govern corporate                                                               
donations:  an advantageous  state/local tax credit, benevolence,                                                               
or for federal tax law  benefits.  She questioned whether federal                                                               
law would  allow a tax  credit on a  contribution made to  a for-                                                               
profit agency.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
5:21:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ANGELA  RODELL, Commissioner,  Department  of Revenue,  responded                                                               
that a tax  credit is received by the donor,  and the question is                                                               
whether the for-profit  is required to recognize  such a donation                                                               
as  income, and,  thus, declare  tax  on the  contribution.   She                                                               
deferred commenting  on federal  tax implications.   An important                                                               
point  to remember  is that  the tax  credit is  provided to  the                                                               
donor not the donee, she finished.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
5:22:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS  observed that it  is up to the  for-profit facility                                                               
to decide whether to accept a specific donation.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER  RODELL agreed  and  said, as  recipient, the  donee                                                               
would handle any tax obligation.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:22:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX said  the donor  corporation receives  the                                                               
tax  credit  and would  seek  benefit  under  federal law.    She                                                               
theorized that  a corporate  entity would be  loath to  donate to                                                               
any  organization, if  the  action did  not  provide the  maximum                                                               
state  and  federal  tax  benefit;  and  suggested  a  for-profit                                                               
organization could not offer a good level of tax relief.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER  RODELL concurred  and added  that tax  planning and                                                               
due diligence would need to be heeded by the donor.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
5:23:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON   pointed  out  that  all   of  the  other                                                               
recipients are non-profit entities  or state operated facilities,                                                               
as indicated  in Version U  pages 13 and 14.   He opined  that by                                                               
including  for-profit entities,  the  effect of  tax credits  for                                                               
early   learning  programs   across  the   state  may   be  lost.                                                               
Maintaining  concern for  the  overall  ramifications, he  stated                                                               
opposition to Conceptual Amendment 1.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
5:25:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS  maintained her objection to  Conceptual Amendment 1                                                               
to Amendment 12.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote  was taken.   Representatives  LeDoux, Saddler,                                                               
Reinbold and Gattis  voted in favor of Conceptual  Amendment 1 to                                                               
Amendment 12.  Representatives Seaton,  Kito III (Alternate), and                                                               
P. Wilson  voted against it.   Therefore, Conceptual  Amendment 1                                                               
to Amendment 12 was adopted by a vote of 4-3.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS removed  her objection to Amendment  12, and without                                                               
further objection, Amendment 12 was adopted, as amended.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:27:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   REINBOLD   moved   Amendment  13   labeled   28-                                                               
GH2716\U.12, Mischel, 3/10/14  [text provided at the  end of this                                                               
document].                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
5:27:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  REINBOLD explained  that the  amendment caps  the                                                               
indirect cost rate at 4 percent.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:28:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON  asked what effect this  amendment may have                                                               
on the  fiscal arrangement between  the school districts  and the                                                               
charter schools.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:29:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ELIZABETH   SWEENEY  NUDELMAN,   Director,  School   Finance  and                                                               
Facilities   Section,   Department   of   Education   and   Early                                                               
Development  (EED),  responded  that   it  would  depend  on  the                                                               
district's current federal rate.   Providing an example, she said                                                               
if the current  federal rate was above 4 percent  then the school                                                               
district would  retain a lesser  amount of money and  the charter                                                               
school would  retain more funding.   There are a range  of rates,                                                               
from 3  percent to over  10 percent,  which are specific  to each                                                               
district.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:30:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD  explained that charter schools  pay back                                                               
to the  district a varying  percentage each year, and  the amount                                                               
is variable.   Amendment 13 proposes to cap the  percentage to be                                                               
paid back  to a district, at  a reasonable rate, and  in doing so                                                               
provide charter schools with more predictable and staid budgets.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:30:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KITO  III  noted  that the  indirect  rate  is  a                                                               
federal rate,  and asked what  types of services are  included in                                                               
the calculation.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN answered that the  costs would typically include the                                                               
area wide business operations of  school districts.  To arrive at                                                               
the  percentage, she  explained, the  pool of  indirect costs  is                                                               
divided by the eligible costs.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KITO   III   expressed   further   interest   in                                                               
identifying specific costs  that are included in  arriving at the                                                               
rate, and  whether there  is a  relationship with  the activities                                                               
that a district provides to a charter school.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN  answered that the  business manager's  salary would                                                               
be  one  item, and  possibly  the  technical support  department;                                                               
however, it may vary between districts.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
5:33:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER noted that the  range is from 3-10 percent                                                               
and asked if  there is a median  rate and if so,  would 4 percent                                                               
be reasonable.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN said no median exists,  and declined to opine on the                                                               
reasonableness of the proposed 4 percent.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:34:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS  suggested that under  an established  cap budgetary                                                               
planning  could be  more focused,  optional services  considered,                                                               
and spending  priorities identified, rather than  operating on an                                                               
annual sliding scale.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
5:36:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  REINBOLD referred  to  the  committee packet  and                                                               
testimony   labeled  as,   "Alaska  Charter   Schools  Legislator                                                               
Information,"  to   paraphrase  information  under  the   page  3                                                               
heading, "Why  should the  state place a  cap on  indirect fees?"                                                             
which read as follows [original punctuation provided]:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Presently, charter  schools pay indirect fees  to their                                                                    
     local  school districts  out of  the  BSA received  per                                                                    
     pupil. The indirect fees vary  each year - from roughly                                                                    
     less than  3% to  more than  6%. While  charter schools                                                                    
     recognize  and  appreciate the  symbiotic  relationship                                                                    
     with  the  individual  school districts,  there  is  no                                                                    
     transparency with regard to the  benefits received as a                                                                    
     result  of   these  indirect  fees  and   there  is  no                                                                    
     consistency as  to the  amount of  the fee  itself. The                                                                    
     Department of Education and  Early Development sets the                                                                    
     indirect fees  and it appears as  though some districts                                                                    
     may  also add  on to  that. We  ask that,  for planning                                                                    
     purposes, the  local district submits to  the state the                                                                    
     value  of  services received  and  that  the amount  be                                                                    
     capped at 4%.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
5:37:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX asked whether the department sets the fee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN responded that it is  a federal indirect rate and is                                                               
a  result  of  reported  expenditures.    Flexibility  is  not  a                                                               
characteristic,  and   the  calculation  is  based   on  spending                                                               
information  received   from  each  district.     The  department                                                               
procedurally processes and approves the rate.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX  inquired as to whether  indirect costs are                                                               
mandated  to  be  delivered  by  a school  district,  and  is  it                                                               
incumbent for  the charter  school to accept  the services.   She                                                               
provided  a  scenario  of  a  charter  school  opening  bids  for                                                               
technical services  and choosing a competitive  provider over the                                                               
school district.   She  asked how an  arrangement of  that nature                                                               
might be handled.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
5:38:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SUSAN   MCCAULEY,  Director,   Teaching  and   Learning  Support,                                                               
Department  of Education  and Early  Development (EED),  said the                                                               
answer  is  likely  no, and  offered  statutory  language,  which                                                               
indicates  that the  budget shall  not  be less  than the  amount                                                               
generated  by   students  enrolled,  less   administrative  costs                                                               
retained  by  the   local  school  district.     The  method  for                                                               
determining  what  the  administrative   costs  will  be  is  the                                                               
department approved  indirect rate.  There  is not meant to  be a                                                               
direct  correlation  between  the  indirect  cost  rate  and  the                                                               
services that  contribute to  calculation of  that rate,  and the                                                               
services received by a charter  school.  She said negotiations do                                                               
occur,  when  a charter  school  is  forming  a contract  with  a                                                               
district  to  agree  upon  what services  will  be  provided  and                                                               
covered  by   the  amount   retained  by   the  district.     The                                                               
conversation  may include  a  litany of  services  and take  into                                                               
account the consideration of private service contractors.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:41:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  P.  WILSON  noted  that  the  fees  vary  between                                                               
districts.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 5:41 p.m. to 5:44 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:44:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MCCAULEY  pointed out  that  a  reasonable  cap may  be  the                                                               
intent;  however, Amendment  13 links  the indirect  rate to  the                                                               
unadjusted base student allocation (BSA).   She opined that using                                                               
the  BSA in  this manner,  may not  prove optimal,  and suggested                                                               
inserting language cleanly and clearly stating a 4 percent cap.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
5:46:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN  added that  the indirect rate  is applied  to other                                                               
requirements and,  as such, is  not being adjusted, but  is being                                                               
capped for  this specific provision.   On request,  she indicated                                                               
that  the  amendment  would  better  serve  the  purpose  if  the                                                               
language being inserted was "up to four percent".                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
[Proposed  language   treated  as   Conceptual  Amendment   1  to                                                               
Amendment 13.]                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
5:48:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P.  WILSON described how the  situation is handled                                                               
by the  Ketchikan Gateway  School District.   The  indirect costs                                                               
are calculated  and divided  among each school  to create  a fair                                                               
and  equitable distribution.   Furthermore,  she stressed,  every                                                               
school  service  is  different  every  year  for  any  number  of                                                               
reasons, and  although it seems  that having a set  budget should                                                               
be  possible, it  is  not  seated in  reality.   Citing  fairness                                                               
issues,  she said  she would  not be  able to  support Conceptual                                                               
Amendment 1 to Amendment 13.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
5:50:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KITO  III  indicated   interest  in  providing  a                                                               
predictable  environment for  funding  charter schools;  however,                                                               
not  knowing  the  extent  of  the indirect  rate,  it  would  be                                                               
difficult to support  the amendment.  He said a  variety of costs                                                               
may   be   impacted   and   the   ramifications   could   include                                                               
personnel/retirement services.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN  assured that the  salaries and benefits  would only                                                               
be the  ones attributable  to a  business manager  type position;                                                               
not teaching staff.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KITO III asked if  all of the teaching staff costs                                                               
and benefits  are part of  the direct  costs a charter  school is                                                               
receiving from the district or  is any aspect attributable to the                                                               
indirect rate.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN replied:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     The costs  are direct costs of  the positions, wherever                                                                    
     those  positions  are  located.   So  for  the  charter                                                                    
     school, the  retirement costs are part  of the teachers                                                                    
     at the charter school.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
5:53:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER recalled  that the  indirect rate  varies                                                               
from 3-10 percent and asked  if the variance is between districts                                                               
or between schools within a district.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN answered  that the indirect rate is  attached to the                                                               
district.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:53:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GATTIS asked  if the  indirect rates  are attributable  to                                                               
each neighborhood  school in a  district, as well as  the charter                                                               
schools.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS.  NUDELMAN responded  that for  the  non-charter schools,  the                                                               
district  makes  the decision  on  the  funding levels  for  each                                                               
school,  and could  use the  indirect rate;  however, she  added,                                                               
that the policy is not practiced.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
5:55:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER voiced his  understanding that an indirect                                                               
rate  is set  for the  district but  not all  the schools  in the                                                               
district are subject equally to the indirect rate.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS.  NUDELMAN  clarified that  the  charter  schools receive  the                                                               
funding  generated by  the facility.   Other  schools within  the                                                               
district are  not under mandate  to receive a specific  amount of                                                               
funding as generated.  The  district makes decisions for the non-                                                               
charter schools in a different manner.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
5:56:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P. WILSON emphasized  the importance of having the                                                               
indirect fees  imposed to cover  the services being rendered.   A                                                               
small charter  school may  rely on the  district office  to issue                                                               
pay checks,  along with other  administrative activities.   Every                                                               
school  district handles  this differently,  and placing  this in                                                               
statute  may be  good for  some districts  but not  others.   She                                                               
stressed the  importance for a  better understanding of  how this                                                               
action might affect all districts.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
5:57:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX  asked about effects if  the districts were                                                               
to  bill  the charter  schools  directly  for services  rendered,                                                               
which would allow for cost saving  decisions.  If the cap were at                                                               
4 percent,  the district could  indicate which services  would be                                                               
provided to the  cap and the charter school would  need to budget                                                               
for the remainder.  She questioned the benefit of Amendment 13.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MCCAULEY   answered  that  negotiations  are   part  of  the                                                               
contract,  which  typically  spans   five  years  unless  changed                                                               
through mutual  agreement.  The  indirect rate is  not negotiated                                                               
but takes into  consideration the provided services.   By capping                                                               
the indirect rate,  the discussion will be  altered regarding how                                                               
these services are addressed.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
5:59:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD  summarized that the intent  of Amendment                                                               
13  is to  provide transparency  and consistency  for calculating                                                               
the indirect rate, and capping it at 4 percent.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease at 6:01 p.m.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
6:01:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD withdrew Amendment 13.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
6:02:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   REINBOLD  moved   Amendment   14,  labeled   28-                                                               
GH2716\U.13, Mischel, 3/10/14  [text provided at the  end of this                                                               
document].                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
6:03:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD  said that  Amendment 14 allows  a school                                                               
district to offer a charter school  the right of first refusal to                                                               
lease space and may negotiate  a lease agreement with the charter                                                               
school  for the  true operational  costs calculated  on a  square                                                               
foot basis for space leased.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER  indicated  he  had  prepared  a  similar                                                               
amendment, and stated support for Amendment 14.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KITO  III indicated  he  had  prepared a  similar                                                               
amendment, and stated support for Amendment 14.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GATTIS   withdrew  her  objection,  and   without  further                                                               
objection Amendment 14 was adopted.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
6:04:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   REINBOLD  moved   Amendment   15,  labeled   28-                                                               
GH2716\U.14, Mischel, 3/10/14  [text provided at the  end of this                                                               
document].                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD withdrew Amendment 15.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
6:05:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   REINBOLD  moved   Amendment   16,  labeled   28-                                                               
GH2716\U.15, Mischel, 3/10/14  [text provided at the  end of this                                                               
document].                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
6:05:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  REINBOLD noted  that the  High School  Graduation                                                               
Qualifying Examination  (HSGQE) was repealed with  the passage of                                                               
[HB 220].  Amendment 16 will  remove the SAT and ACT assessments,                                                               
as well,  from Version U.   She expressed concern that  these two                                                               
well  established assessments  have recently  undergone alignment                                                               
with the Common Core standards.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
6:06:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS questioned  the impact of removing  the verbiage, as                                                               
proposed under Amendment 16.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
6:06:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LES  MORSE,  Deputy  Commissioner, Department  of  Education  and                                                               
Early Development  (EED), responded  that it was  envisioned that                                                               
students would take either the SAT  or ACT, initially paid for by                                                               
the state  and have the  participation effort, not the  score, be                                                               
made  a requirement  for receipt  of  a diploma.   The  amendment                                                               
removes this requirement from the bill.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
6:07:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GATTIS  stated her  understanding  that  HB 278  allows  a                                                               
student to choose  to take the ACT, SAT,  or WorkKeys assessment,                                                               
and have  the cost  billed to  the state.   Amendment  16 removes                                                               
this requirement from Version U.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORSE said the governor  and administration would like to see                                                               
an aspirational assessment provided,  which would give students a                                                               
direction for their future.  It  is an important component of the                                                               
original bill and would be removed by this amendment.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
6:08:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX said  a test is taken to pass  or fail, and                                                               
it is difficult to support  an examination effort that results in                                                               
a mark of participation.  She stated support for Amendment 16.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
6:08:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON   asked  if   Amendment  16   removes  the                                                               
requirement  for eleventh  grade  students to  take the  WorkKeys                                                               
assessment.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORSE  responded that, under the  current structure, WorkKeys                                                               
would be  retained status  quo.  To  follow-up questions  he said                                                               
the  eleventh  grade  students  would  still  have  the  WorkKeys                                                               
Assessment proctored, and the cost is retained in the budget.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
6:09:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KITO III  expressed  his support  for having  the                                                               
state fund the  ACT/SAT college preparation tests,  and opined on                                                               
the  importance to  include  these tests  along  with the  career                                                               
assessment.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
6:10:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS  stated her understanding  Amendment 16  removes the                                                               
references for taking the ACT or  SAT but the WorkKeys remains in                                                               
place as it is established under a different section.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORSE concurred.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
6:10:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD  pointed out that any  student can decide                                                               
to take the ACT or SAT;  however, the amendment removes the state                                                               
sponsorship for the proctoring.   She said traditionally students                                                               
have paid  for college  entrance exams  and that  practice should                                                               
continue.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS maintained her objection to Amendment 16.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
6:11:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A  roll call  vote was  taken.   Representatives LeDoux,  Seaton,                                                               
Reinbold,  and  P.  Wilson  voted   in  favor  of  Amendment  16.                                                               
Representatives Saddler,  Kito III (Alternate), and  Gattis voted                                                               
against it.  Therefore, Amendment 16  was adopted by a vote of 4-                                                               
3.                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
6:12:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   REINBOLD  moved   Amendment   17,  labeled   28-                                                               
GH2716\U.16,  Luckhaupt/Mischel, 3/10/14  [text  provided at  the                                                               
end of this document].                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
6:12:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P.  WILSON said Amendment  17 seeks to  include an                                                               
additional   technical/vocational  facility   to   the  list   of                                                               
recipients  for the  Alaska Workforce  Investment Board  funding,                                                               
formerly known  as the Alaska Human  Resource Investment Council.                                                               
Currently the  University of Alaska  (UA) receives 45  percent of                                                               
the funds  and this would  redirect 3 percent of  that allocation                                                               
to  support the  Southern  Southeast  Alaska Technical  Education                                                               
Center  (SSATEC), and  added there  is  no effect  to the  fiscal                                                               
note.   She described the  SSATEC as a successful  facility whose                                                               
graduates  are in  high demand  in the  region.   Reportedly, the                                                               
students  are  tracked through  the  vocational  center by  local                                                               
businesses and offered  jobs prior to graduation.   To a question                                                               
from  Representative  Saddler,  she said  the  allocation  amount                                                               
varies annually, as  it is based on the amount  that is collected                                                               
through the unemployment tax.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
6:15:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX asked  why  the  school wasn't  originally                                                               
included, conjecturing that perhaps it lacked accreditation.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
6:16:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DIANNE  BLUMER, Commissioner,  Department  of  Labor &  Workforce                                                               
Development,   deferred  and   offered  to   provide  information                                                               
regarding the facilities accreditation status.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
6:16:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P.  WILSON said  many of the  schools on  the list                                                               
are  not accredited,  and  pointed  out that  SSATEC  was not  in                                                               
existence when the distribution list was initially established.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
6:17:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS asked for an  opinion on adjusting the UA percentage                                                               
to accommodate the SSATEC facility.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER BLUMER said the department  has been a neutral party                                                               
in  the allocation  of the  formula  funding, as  an agency  that                                                               
serves  all  of  the  training   centers;  it  is  a  legislative                                                               
decision.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
6:17:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX asked  for the number of  students that the                                                               
facility  serves,  and  how  much   money  the  3  percent  might                                                               
represent.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
6:18:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS resolved that the  question is whether the committee                                                               
will adjust  the percentage allocation.   She asked if  3 percent                                                               
is in line with the other allocations.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER BLUMER  reported that other schools  of similar size                                                               
receive 2-9 percent, and opined that 3 percent seems fair.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
6:20:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX  questioned  whether being  an  accredited                                                               
facility is of concern.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER BLUMER  offered that  not all  of the  facilities on                                                               
the recipient list are accredited.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
6:20:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER indicated that he  would like to have more                                                               
information on the facility in order to support Amendment 17.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P. WILSON described how  some of the programs work                                                               
using hands on  activities, and operates in  conjunction with the                                                               
Ketchikan Indian  Association.  The  way in  which it is  set up,                                                               
each student receives  personal, social support as  well as skill                                                               
building.  She touted it as a possible blue ribbon program.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
6:24:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS  asked if there  is any  reason why this  school was                                                               
not initially included in the list.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER BLUMER deferred.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
6:25:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS  expressed regret that  SSATEC has come to  the fore                                                               
late in the session.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  P.  WILSON  said  the  facility  has  come  under                                                               
discussion  in a  variety  of committees,  during  session.   She                                                               
emphasized  that the  facility  didn't exist  when the  technical                                                               
list was generated.  However,  SSATEC now represents a successful                                                               
vocational facility, similar to what  is supported in other areas                                                               
of the  state.  The  facility is doing a  good job of  work force                                                               
development  for  the  state  and   should  be  included  in  the                                                               
allocation list.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
6:26:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER  asked how  long  the  facility has  been                                                               
operational.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P.  WILSON estimated that the  center has operated                                                               
for about three  years.  The facilities that existed  at the time                                                               
of the  original allocations were  included in the list  and, she                                                               
maintained, this is the time for amending the list.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
6:27:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON pointed  out the five year  sunset date, as                                                               
indicated  on page  1, line  9, with  the 2009-2014  allocations.                                                               
The allocations being  proposed are for the  years 2015-2024, and                                                               
he concurred that  this is the appropriate time  for amending the                                                               
list to  include additional vocational  facilities.   Further, he                                                               
indicated that the departments do  not get involved in allocating                                                               
funds to the facilities.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
6:29:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  P.  WILSON  noted that  traditionally  labor  and                                                               
workforce  development has  been  in charge  of distributing  the                                                               
funds, and asked if it is a new activity for the department.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
6:30:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS asked for further direction from the department.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER BLUMER  said if  the formula  funding did  not exist                                                               
the  department  would  make decisions  based  on  a  competitive                                                               
granting  process, but  at this  point it  is formula  funded and                                                               
under the purview of the legislature.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS maintained her objection to Amendment 17.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
6:32:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A  roll call  vote was  taken.   Representatives LeDoux,  Seaton,                                                               
Reinbold, P.  Wilson, Kito III  (Alternate), and Gattis  voted in                                                               
favor of Amendment 17.   Representative Saddler voted against it.                                                               
Therefore, Amendment 17 was adopted by a vote of 6-1.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 6:32 p.m. to 6:40 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
6:40:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   REINBOLD  moved   Amendment   18,  labeled   28-                                                               
GH2716\U.17, Martin/Mischel,  3/10/14 [text  provided at  the end                                                               
of this document].                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease at 6:41 p.m.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
6:42:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS announced Amendment 18 withdrawn.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
6:42:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   REINBOLD  moved   Amendment   19,  labeled   28-                                                               
GH2716\U.23, Martin/Mischel,  3/10/14 [text  provided at  the end                                                               
of this document].                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
6:43:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER withdrew Amendment 19.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
6:43:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   REINBOLD  moved   Amendment   18,  labeled   28-                                                               
GH2716\U.17, Martin/Mischel,  3/10/14 [text  provided at  the end                                                               
of this document].                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
6:43:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KITO III  explained  that  Amendment 18  provides                                                               
start-up funding for  charter schools at the rate  of $500.00 per                                                               
student, for purchase of supplies and teaching materials.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
6:44:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON asked  what  would be  the  source of  the                                                               
allocation, does  it come directly  from the EED budget,  and, if                                                               
so,  does the  department have  any planning  over the  number of                                                               
charter schools to be authorized.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORSE  responded that the  department would not  be absorbing                                                               
the   costs,   as   Amendment    18   indicates   a   legislative                                                               
appropriation.   He  directed attention  to page  1, line  17 and                                                               
pointed   out  the   language  regarding   the  requirement   for                                                               
appropriation, and  said the  funds would  be distributed  by the                                                               
department pro rata to whatever schools qualified.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON  asked whether it was  the sponsor's intent                                                               
to  require legislative  appropriation, and  Representative Kito,                                                               
III, replied, "Yes."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
6:46:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  P.  WILSON  queried  what the  current  start  up                                                               
practice is for establishing a charter school.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MORSE responded  that once  approval has  been granted,  the                                                               
department provides funding at the  beginning of the fiscal year,                                                               
July 1.  To a follow-up  question, he confirmed that there are no                                                               
extra funds provided to cover start-up costs.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
6:47:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX  inquired  about  the  costs  related  for                                                               
implementing Amendment 18.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORSE offered  that from a historical look back  on a 20 year                                                               
average, it would be about $225,000 annually.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX asked  from  where the  $225,000 would  be                                                               
allocated.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS interjected her understanding  that funding would be                                                               
through a legislative grant.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX asked  for  direction to  locate the  bill                                                               
language indicating the legislative grant.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
6:49:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KITO  III  offered that  adopting  Amendment  18,                                                               
thereby placing  the requirement in  statute, the grant  would be                                                               
established and the program  further defined through departmental                                                               
regulation.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
6:49:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD  asked whether a grant  is available when                                                               
a non-charter public school is starting up.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORSE replied,  "No," and added that the  district would fund                                                               
a new neighborhood school.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
6:50:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KITO III pointed  out that a start-up neighborhood                                                               
public  school is  allowed capital  funding to  purchase supplies                                                               
and materials.   In response to a committee  member, he clarified                                                               
that charter schools are not  eligible for similar capital funds,                                                               
as it  is part  of the building  cost; charter  schools generally                                                               
lease space versus build new.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  REINBOLD asked,  "And nothing  we've done  in all                                                               
these amendments changes that, is that correct."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KITO  III responded that  one item has  been added                                                               
into the bond  debt reimbursement program allowing  a district to                                                               
construct a charter school, in  which case capital funds could be                                                               
accessed for purchase  of supplies and materials.   He emphasized                                                               
that a  charter school operating  in a leased or  renovated space                                                               
would not have the same access to capital funds.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
6:52:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P. WILSON recapped  that the committee has adopted                                                               
Amendments  1, 2,  4, 7,  11,  and 13,  all of  which pertain  to                                                               
charter schools.   She expressed concern  for possible cumulative                                                               
effects the  amendments may carry, including  fiscal impacts, and                                                               
stressed the  need for  the committee to  exercise caution.   She                                                               
voiced  reluctance  to  support further  charter  school  related                                                               
amendments, lacking a compelling argument.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GATTIS  agreed  that  the   financial  aspect  may  be  in                                                               
question,  but  bringing  parity  to  charter  schools,  and  all                                                               
schools, is important.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   SADDLER  expressed   similar  concern   for  the                                                               
cumulative effects and costs of the amendments being adopted.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS maintained her objection.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
6:54:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken.   Representatives LeDoux and Kito III                                                               
(Alternate),  voted in  favor of  Amendment  18.   Representative                                                               
Saddler, Seaton,  Reinbold, P. Wilson,  and Gattis  voted against                                                               
it.  Therefore, Amendment 18 failed by a vote of 2-5.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
6:55:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   REINBOLD   moved   Amendment  20   labeled   28-                                                               
GH2716\U.26, Martin/Mischel,  3/10/14 [text  provided at  the end                                                               
of this document].                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
6:55:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON  explained that Amendment 20  addresses the                                                               
secondary school  vocational and technical  instruction component                                                               
of  the block  grant, which  allocates 1.5  percent per  student.                                                               
Amendment 20 restricts the funding  for distribution according to                                                               
the students  being served;  currently a  school gets  funded for                                                               
students  of  all  ages.    He pointed  out  that  technical  and                                                               
vocational classes are typically  offered at the secondary level,                                                               
but kindergarten  through eighth  grade students are  counted for                                                               
the  block   grant  allocation.    The   amendment  corrects  the                                                               
apportionment to be directed to secondary students.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
6:57:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GATTIS asked  whether Amendment  20 represents  additional                                                               
funding or a redistribution of the current proposed allocation.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON clarified that it is a re-distribution.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
6:58:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX  queried why  Amendment 20  doesn't include                                                               
funds generated by special need students.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON said  that,  although considered,  special                                                               
needs  funding  applies  not  only   to  disabled  students,  but                                                               
encompasses  other programs  that are  integrated throughout  the                                                               
grades;  vocational/technical studies  are specific  to secondary                                                               
level  students.   He pointed  out  that a  charter school  could                                                               
receive a  portion of the  grant, based  on the actual  number of                                                               
secondary students in  attendance of seventh grade and  above.  A                                                               
kindergarten through sixth grade  program would no longer receive                                                               
vocational/technical grant money.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
6:59:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER directed  attention to  a drafting  error                                                               
and suggested the need to amend  a coma, to clarify the intention                                                               
for placement of Amendment 20.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON   said  a  friendly  amendment   would  be                                                               
accepted; however,  it may not be  required by the drafters.   He                                                               
said the intent is understood.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
7:00:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GATTIS asked  for  clarity  of how  the  funds  are to  be                                                               
distributed.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON   responded  that  the  definition   of  a                                                               
secondary school  is from seventh  grade through  graduation, and                                                               
1.5 percent  would be calculated  for distribution, based  on the                                                               
attendance in those grades; including charter schools.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX conjectured that  a charter school might be                                                               
focused on the fine arts, and  asked how such a facility would be                                                               
affected under the original language, as well as Amendment 20.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON emphasized  that the  intent is  to direct                                                               
funds    appropriately    to     secondary    schools    offering                                                               
vocational/technical classes.  He deferred  to the department for                                                               
further comment.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
7:02:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  P. WILSON  clarified that  Amendment 20  provides                                                               
identical funding  to charter as  well as non-charter  schools in                                                               
this regard.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON responded, "Correct."                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
7:02:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  REINBOLD observed  that  Amendment 20  represents                                                               
defining language.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON said, "Correct."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
7:03:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER  asked whether  the  measure  would be  a                                                               
result of less money to schools  under current law, and asked for                                                               
further clarification of Amendment 20 effects on the formula.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON noted  that the  members question  regards                                                               
allocations of funds  and clarified that the  districts receive a                                                               
vocational/technical   allocation,   for  distribution   to   the                                                               
secondary schools.  However, the  concern being addressed is that                                                               
a school may only span  kindergarten through eighth grade and yet                                                               
still receive  the vocational/technical education increment  on a                                                               
per  student  basis;  contrary  to the  original  intent  of  the                                                               
funding.   The amendment allows  a charter school to  receive the                                                               
increment   based   on   secondary  grade   student   attendance;                                                               
disallowing the primary student count.   He pointed out that this                                                               
does  not require  additional funding,  only a  redistribution of                                                               
what has been allocated.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
7:04:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORSE  clarified that  the vocational/technical  increment is                                                               
one component  of the funding  formula that drives the  amount of                                                               
money  that each  district  receives.   It is  an  aspect of  the                                                               
larger  educational block  grant.   He said  that every  student,                                                               
regardless  of  grade  level,  generates   these  dollars.    The                                                               
legislature's original  intent was  for these dollars  to support                                                               
vocational/technical education  for secondary  students; however,                                                               
the  allocation is  currently based  on student  counts from  all                                                               
grades.  Potentially, he opined,  Amendment 20 could direct fewer                                                               
dollars to  a charter school,  as the current  statutory language                                                               
for  charter schools  is based  on student  counts in  generating                                                               
funding  for a  district; lacking  this language  to clarify  the                                                               
intent.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX  stated  her   understanding  of  how  the                                                               
student  count influences  the funds  distributed to  a district.                                                               
She acknowledged that a charter  school with kindergarten through                                                               
sixth  grade levels,  as proposed  under Amendment  20, would  no                                                               
longer  receive the  vocational/technical increment,  due to  the                                                               
curricula  not traditionally  pertaining to  those grade  levels.                                                               
Finally, she noted  that a charter school with  a secondary level                                                               
would receive this increment under  current law, as well as under                                                               
the proposed amendment; even if  the charter school focus were on                                                               
fine arts.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MORSE affirmed  Representative  LeDoux's understanding,  and                                                               
added  that  a  kindergarten  through   sixth  grade  school  may                                                               
incorporate vocational/technical  study, as it could  take a form                                                               
in  the  lower  grade  curriculum,  but agreed  that  it  is  not                                                               
traditionally brought to those grade levels.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
7:09:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   SADDLER  recapped   his  understanding   of  the                                                               
situation,  and  added   that  it  appears  to   tighten  up  the                                                               
distribution of  funds, and could  result in fewer dollars  for a                                                               
charter school.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORSE concurred.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
7:09:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
EPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD  reported that all charter  schools in the                                                               
Anchorage area may  receive less funding, under Amendment  20.  A                                                               
school which she contacted has  estimated a loss of $40,000 would                                                               
be realized.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
7:10:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON  stressed that  the intent of  Amendment 20                                                               
is to support vocational education  in secondary schools; lacking                                                               
an ear mark,  it may be used in other  ways.  However, vocational                                                               
education  is  more expensive  than  many  classes, requiring  an                                                               
equipped  shop,  lab,  kitchen  or  other  specifically  designed                                                               
classroom.  If a charter school  has a secondary level class, the                                                               
school would be eligible for  the funding.  Without Amendment 20,                                                               
he said  funds are being directed  away from vocational/technical                                                               
training; funding  that was originally  intended as  stimulus for                                                               
these programs in each district.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
7:11:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
EPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER asked  whether  the  amendment alters  the                                                               
calculation of the vocational funding.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORSE reported that the  districts are expected to follow the                                                               
intent language and distribute the  funds to schools with seventh                                                               
to  twelfth  grade levels;  however,  all  students generate  the                                                               
state funds.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER  surmised  that Amendment  20  creates  a                                                               
disparity.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORSE clarified that, if  districts are following the current                                                               
law for distribution  of funds, charter schools  may receive less                                                               
funding; however, it may not represent a disparity, he opined.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
7:12:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS maintained her objection to Amendment 20.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
A roll call  vote was taken.  Representatives  LeDoux, P. Wilson,                                                               
and  Seaton voted  in  favor of  Amendment  20.   Representatives                                                               
Saddler,  Reinbold,  Kito  III   (Alternate),  and  Gattis  voted                                                               
against it.  Therefore, Amendment 20 failed by a vote of 3-4.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
7:13:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   REINBOLD   moved   Amendment  21   labeled   28-                                                               
GH2716\U.27, Mischel, 3/11/14  [text provided at the  end of this                                                               
document].                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD withdrew Amendment 21.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
7:14:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   REINBOLD  moved   Amendment   22,  labeled   28-                                                               
GH2716\U.20, Mischel, 3/10/14  [text provided at the  end of this                                                               
document].                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
7:15:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN  said Amendment  22 substitutes  a 75  average daily                                                               
membership (ADM)  requirement for  the existing 150,  and removes                                                               
the 95 percent calculator.  Thus,  a charter school with a 75 ADM                                                               
may  exist  at  this  formative  level  for  three  years,  which                                                               
provides an extended period to become established.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
7:17:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON stated  his understanding  that a  charter                                                               
school, starting up  with fewer than 150 students  will be funded                                                               
at the 150 level, and the 95 percent factor will not be applied.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS.  NUDELMAN  clarified that,  currently,  for  one year,  if  a                                                               
school ADM is below 150 but  above 120, funding would be received                                                               
at the  150 level.  The  amendment increases that variance  to an                                                               
ADM of  75, instead of  120, and be funded  at the 150  level for                                                               
three years.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
7:18:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KITO  III  asked  about the  fiscal  impact,  and                                                               
whether it represents  an addition to the  foundation formula, or                                                               
a reallocation of the existing formula funding.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN replied  that it is part of  the foundation program,                                                               
the  school  size chart  calculation,  which  applies to  charter                                                               
schools.  It adjusts the floor from  120 for one year to 75 for a                                                               
three  year period.   Looking  at the  last six  years of  school                                                               
start-ups,  she estimated  that, if  this provision  had been  in                                                               
practice, the cost would have been $230,000 per school.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
7:19:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER surmised  that Amendment  22 may  provide                                                               
additional  funding to  start-up  charter schools  by basing  the                                                               
allocation at the 150 student level,  and allow the funding to be                                                               
at  100 percent  of the  count rather  than 95  percent, for  the                                                               
first three years of operation.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN  clarified that a  school will only  receive funding                                                               
for the number of students that are enrolled.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
7:20:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P. WILSON asked to have the actual rates stated.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN  clarified that currently  a charter school  with an                                                               
ADM of  120 or  more would  be paid at  a rate  of 1.45,  for the                                                               
first year.  The amendment lowers this  to an ADM of 75 or above,                                                               
and allows the rate  of 1.45 to be paid for three  years.  In the                                                               
sense of a hold harmless, it adds two years, she finished.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  P. WILSON  requested the  rates and  terms for  a                                                               
standard public school of the same size.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN responded that the rate  begins at 1.45, with an ADM                                                               
requirement of 150.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P.  WILSON observed  that Amendment 22  provides a                                                               
boost  to charter  schools at  start-up; district  money will  be                                                               
directed  away  from  the neighborhood  schools  to  the  charter                                                               
schools.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN clarified that the  proposed measure will not affect                                                               
the  district  as the  calculation  will  be undertaken  for  the                                                               
charter school and  it will provide a solid base  for the charter                                                               
school for three years.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P. WILSON  questioned how it would  not affect the                                                               
district funding and asked for the source of the money.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS.  NUDELMAN  indicated  that  it's  provided  for  through  the                                                               
foundation  formula.   The state  aid would  be provided  for the                                                               
amount that the charter school generates.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  P.  WILSON  stated  her  understanding  that  the                                                               
amount of  money which  a school  receives is  calculated through                                                               
the formula and provided to the school district.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN answered, "Correct,"  and statute specifies that the                                                               
funding generated by a charter  school is forwarded on; thus, the                                                               
charter school  with at least  75 students would  receive funding                                                               
at the 150 ADM level for the first three years.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P. WILSON added, "Which  is in the school district                                                               
which the money comes from the school district."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN clarified  that the money is first  allocated by the                                                               
state, at the  level specified, and directed to  the district for                                                               
distribution.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
7:25:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KITO  III offered  that it is  an increase  to the                                                               
funding that  the schools will get.   It doesn't come  out of the                                                               
existing funding,  but rather changes  the formula  and increases                                                               
the amount that is allocated to a district.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS maintained her objection.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
7:26:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P. WILSON maintained  that the amendment will cost                                                               
more money, not directly to a district, but to the state.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS said, "It does."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
7:26:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote  was taken.   Representatives  LeDoux, Saddler,                                                               
Reinbold,  Kito III  (Alternate), and  Gattis voted  in favor  of                                                               
Amendment  22.    Representatives  Seaton  and  P.  Wilson  voted                                                               
against it.  Therefore, Amendment 22  was adopted by a vote of 5-                                                               
2.                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
7:27:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   REINBOLD  moved   Amendment   23,  labeled   28-                                                               
GH2716\U.24, Nauman/Mischel,  3/10/14 [text  provided at  the end                                                               
of this document].                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
7:27:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER RODELL  said Amendment  23 is proposed  to encourage                                                               
contributions  towards  educational opportunities  around  public                                                               
service leadership programs.  It  will help students by advancing                                                               
and  fostering public  service for  future generations  in Alaska                                                               
and advance  their education  towards public  service leadership.                                                               
She opined that this is an important aspect to encourage.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
7:28:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX asked  if the  amendment was  drafted with                                                               
particular non-profits in  mind, and if so,  what non-profits are                                                               
being considered.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER  RODELL replied  that  a number  of non-profits  may                                                               
benefit  from  this  addition, whether  it's  a  program  offered                                                               
through the University  of Alaska system or  a particular entity.                                                               
One organization  that comes to mind,  she said, is the  Elders &                                                               
Youth  program  through  the  First  Alaskans  Institute  of  the                                                               
[Alaska  Federation of  Natives]  (AFN).   A  number of  entities                                                               
within the state may find  benefit and it encourages and provides                                                               
an avenue for public service to be pursued by students.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
7:29:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   P.  WILSON   questioned  the   meaning  of   the                                                               
terminology, "legacy of public service."                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORSE  offered that the intent  for using the word  legacy is                                                               
to embrace  the history of, and  indicate a look forward  to, the                                                               
future of public service.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
7:31:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KITO III  pointed out that the  university is not,                                                               
to his  understanding, a non-profit organization.   Additionally,                                                               
the AFN  Youth &  Elders program  is not  promoting a  legacy for                                                               
public  service.    He  asked  for  organizations  that  will  be                                                               
impacted by this measure.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER  RODELL said  that  the Ted  Stevens Foundation  has                                                               
established  a  legacy  of  public  service.    Fostering  public                                                               
service  is important  and practiced  throughout  the state,  she                                                               
maintained.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
7:32:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON expressed  concern and  directed attention                                                               
to  Version  U  page  18,  [line  27],  which  indicates  that  a                                                               
nonprofit  must   be  a   501(c)(3)  charitable   or  educational                                                               
organization,  and Amendment  23 does  not appear  to align  with                                                               
that requirement.   Further,  he pointed  out that  the amendment                                                               
also appears  to be restrictive  and he agreed with  the previous                                                               
member's statement that the university would not qualify.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
7:32:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  REINBOLD  stated  similar  concerns  and  said  a                                                               
resolution might be a better vehicle to accomplish this goal.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
7:33:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER  asked whether  deleting the  term "legacy                                                               
of" would change the intent of Amendment 23.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER  RODELL   said  striking   "legacy  of"   would  not                                                               
materially affect.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER opined  that deleting  "legacy of"  would                                                               
bring  focus to  promoting  public service  and  be more  broadly                                                               
applied to many public service organizations.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER  RODELL suggested  that the  intent is  to recognize                                                               
and foster public  service.  She opined  that, for implementation                                                               
purposes,  one of  the  points  that will  be  considered is  the                                                               
501(c)  (3) status  and the  organizations intent  for fulfilling                                                               
that status.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
7:35:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KITO III asked whether  the measure would apply to                                                               
organizations such as Rotary International.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER  RODELL responded  that the  educational opportunity                                                               
supported by Rotary is not clear, and she deferred response.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KITO III  mentioned the  Rotarian's international                                                               
student exchange program, which  appears to foster public service                                                               
and education.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER  RODELL  said the  criteria  would  be reviewed  and                                                               
qualification could be possible.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX interjected  that the  Rotary organization                                                               
is dedicated to public service and education.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
7:37:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS inquired  about the Ted Stevens  Foundation, and the                                                               
functions promoted.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER RODELL  stated her understanding that  it provides a                                                               
variety of  educational opportunities  and acts  as a  center for                                                               
students to pursue public service.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS  acknowledged the public  service cultivated  by the                                                               
late Honorable  Ted Stevens,  and the work  that is  fulfilled in                                                               
his name.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
7:38:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX  moved Conceptual Amendment 1  to Amendment                                                               
23, as follows:                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 7:                                                                                                            
     Delete the language: "legacy of"                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
7:39:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
7:39:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   SADDLER  voiced   support  for   the  Conceptual                                                               
Amendment 1 to Amendment 23.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS  maintained her objection to  Conceptual Amendment 1                                                               
to Amendment 23.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
7:39:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was  taken.  Representatives LeDoux, Saddler, P.                                                               
Wilson,  Kito  III (Alternate),  and  Seaton  voted in  favor  of                                                               
Conceptual Amendment  1 to Amendment 23.   Representatives Gattis                                                               
and Reinbold  voted against it.   Therefore, Conceptual Amendment                                                               
1 to Amendment 23 was adopted by a vote of 5-2.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
7:40:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GATTIS  maintained  her  objection  to  Amendment  23,  as                                                               
amended.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote  was taken.   Representatives  LeDoux, Saddler,                                                               
and  Gattis  voted   in  favor  of  Amendment   23,  as  amended.                                                               
Representatives  P. Wilson,  Kito  III  (Alternate), Seaton,  and                                                               
Reinbold voted against it.   Therefore, Amendment 23, as amended,                                                               
failed by a vote of 3-4.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
7:41:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   REINBOLD  moved   Amendment   24,  labeled   28-                                                               
GH2716\U.25, Nauman/Mischel,  3/10/14 [text  provided at  the end                                                               
of this document].                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
7:42:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORSE  paraphrased the substantive  language of  Amendment 24                                                               
page 1,  lines 3-14 [text provided  at the end of  this document]                                                               
and  added that  the measure  is intended  to assist  students to                                                               
take  advantage  of,  and  earn   dual  educational  credits  for                                                               
programs  such  as  the Alaska  Native  Science  and  Engineering                                                               
Program  (ANSEP), the  Alaska Summer  Research  Academy, and  the                                                               
Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI).                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
7:43:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KITO  III   referred   to  page   1,  line   14,                                                               
subparagraph (E) and asked whether  the proposed language, "other                                                               
related educational  and programmatic  costs ...",  is articulate                                                               
enough    to   assure    that   the    costs   would    only   be                                                               
associated/affiliated with a dual credit program.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORSE opined that "programmatic  costs" refers to the program                                                               
in which a  student is participating, and  provides the necessary                                                               
clarity.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
7:43:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  P.  WILSON asked  for  a  further explanation  of                                                               
Amendment 24.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MORSE said  a business  could contribute  to the  non-profit                                                               
which  operates   the  programs   mentioned,  or   other  similar                                                               
programs.   The tax  credit applies to  the businesses  which are                                                               
specifically contributing to these programs.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
7:44:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON directed  attention to page 1,  line 12, to                                                               
query  whether the  language restricts  student participation  to                                                               
schools located in Alaska or  the United States, considering that                                                               
the transportation costs are funded.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORSE  reviewed the language  page 1, line 10,  which states,                                                               
"(D)  transportation  costs  to  and from  a  residential  school                                                               
approved by the  Department ...", and said that  would clearly be                                                               
in-state.   He opined that the  intent is for the  facility to be                                                               
located in Alaska.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON suggested an  amendment to include language                                                               
restricting transportation costs to in-state travel.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GATTIS expressed  concern for  programs that  are operated                                                               
virtually and centered out-of-state.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON opined that  transportation costs would not                                                               
apply to  a virtual classroom or  on-line study.  He  agreed that                                                               
the  intent is  for enrollment  in a  state facility  that offers                                                               
dual credit.   Other dual  credit facilities may exist,  in other                                                               
parts of  the world, and  he maintained the importance  to ensure                                                               
intent.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORSE reiterated  that the intent is for  in-state travel and                                                               
agreed that an amendment would add clarity.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
7:47:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD asked, "Can we exempt on-line."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORSE  pointed out  that on-line courses  do not  enter under                                                               
this component,  as the language is  restricted to transportation                                                               
costs.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
7:47:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KITO III stated  support for including "in-state",                                                               
and said it would be appropriate.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
7:48:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON  moved Conceptual Amendment 1  to Amendment                                                               
24, as follows:                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 12:                                                                                                           
     Following:  "school"                                                                                                       
     Insert:  "in the state"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
7:48:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P.  WILSON objected for discussion.   She referred                                                               
to [page 1, lines 8-9, subparagraph]  (C) and pointed out that it                                                               
would be important  to include "in the state",  in this paragraph                                                               
also,  to clarify  the reference  regarding room  and board  at a                                                               
postsecondary institution.   She  stressed that this  should also                                                               
be restricted to Alaska.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   SEATON  agreed   to  incorporate   the  member's                                                               
suggestion.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P. WILSON removed her objection.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   SEATON  reworded   Conceptual  Amendment   1  to                                                               
Amendment 24, as follows:                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 9:                                                                                                            
     Following:  "institution"                                                                                                  
     Insert:  "in the state"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 12:                                                                                                           
     Following:  "school"                                                                                                       
     Insert:  "in the state"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
7:49:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER RODELL  stated her  understanding that  the language                                                               
would be drafted throughout the five page amendment.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON  assured that  it  will  be duplicated  as                                                               
necessary throughout the amendment.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS  hearing no  further objection  announced Conceptual                                                               
Amendment 1 to Amendment 24 was adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
7:51:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER directed  attention to  page 1,  line 10,                                                               
subparagraph  (D) and  conjectured on  the need  for language  to                                                               
limit transportation costs and suggested  inserting a term to the                                                               
effect of reasonable or lowest practicable rate.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GATTIS opined  that the  term reasonable  is a  qualifying                                                               
term and subjective.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
7:52:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER RODELL explained  that the intent is  to establish a                                                               
scholarship  and the  administrator of  the fund  would determine                                                               
reasonableness costs,  as well as applicability  to the sponsor's                                                               
tax credit requirements.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
7:53:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS agreed  with the intent of Amendment  24, and stated                                                               
that it would be difficult to insert a non-subjective term.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
7:53:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
[A  brief conversation  ensued to  provide clarity  regarding the                                                               
comprehensive  placement  of  Conceptual Amendment  1  throughout                                                               
Amendment 24; requested by a member.]                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 7:56 p.m. to 7:59 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
7:59:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GATTIS  maintained  her  objection  to  Amendment  24,  as                                                               
amended.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote  was taken.   Representatives  LeDoux, Saddler,                                                               
Reinbold,  Seaton, P.  Wilson, Kito  III (Alternate),  and Gattis                                                               
voted  in  favor  of  Amendment   24,  as  amended.    Therefore,                                                               
Amendment 24, as amended, was adopted by a vote of 7-0.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:00:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   REINBOLD  moved   Amendment   13,  labeled   28-                                                               
GH2716\U.12, Mischel, 3/10/14  [text provided at the  end of this                                                               
document].                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
8:01:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  REINBOLD  proposed   Conceptual  Amendment  1  to                                                               
Amendment  13,  which would  amend  Amendment  13 such  that  the                                                               
language  being  inserted would  be:    "department, up  to  four                                                               
percent."   Therefore, Amendment  13, as  amended, would  read as                                                               
follows:                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 7, line 11:                                                                                                           
     Delete "Department of Education and Early Development"                                                                     
     Insert "department, up to four percent."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
8:02:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORSE stated departmental  agreement for Conceptual Amendment                                                               
1 to Amendment 13.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:02:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON said  that the four charter  schools in his                                                               
district work well together and  stated concern for imposing this                                                               
restriction without  further clarity regarding the  scope of what                                                               
indirect  costs  cover.    He   noted  that  this  cap  could  be                                                               
experienced significantly different depending  on the size of the                                                               
district.  The  limitation may put districts  and charter schools                                                               
at odds with each other and  said he could not support Conceptual                                                               
Amendment 1 to Amendment 13.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:03:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD reminded members  of prior testimony from                                                               
successful  charter  schools  which consider  this  an  important                                                               
measure for  budgeting purposes.   The intent  of the bill  is to                                                               
encourage charter  school success,  she opined, and  stressed the                                                               
importance to provide a stable budget for that end.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:04:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GATTIS indicated  concern for  the financial  situation of                                                               
the charter  schools and stated support  for Conceptual Amendment                                                               
1 to Amendment 13.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:05:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KITO III  agreed  with the  need for  predictable                                                               
budgets, which should  prove helpful to the  charter schools, and                                                               
stated support for Conceptual Amendment 1 to Amendment 13.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:05:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P.  WILSON cautioned  that the measure  may impact                                                               
districts   differently   depending    on   size   and,   echoing                                                               
Representative  Seaton's concerns,  said  she  could not  support                                                               
Conceptual Amendment 1 to Amendment 13.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 8:07 p.m. to 8:10 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:12:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS  maintained her objection to  Conceptual Amendment 1                                                               
to Amendment 13.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:11:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote  was taken.   Representatives  LeDoux, Saddler,                                                               
Reinbold,  Seaton, P.  Wilson, Kito  III (Alternate),  and Gattis                                                               
voted  in  favor  of  Conceptual Amendment  1  to  Amendment  13.                                                               
Therefore, Conceptual Amendment 1 to  Amendment 13 was adopted by                                                               
a vote of 7-0.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GATTIS  maintained  her  objection  to  Amendment  13,  as                                                               
amended.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:13:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll call  vote was taken.   Representatives Saddler, Reinbold,                                                               
Kito III (Alternate), and Gattis  voted in favor of Amendment 13,                                                               
as amended.  Representatives Seaton,  P. Wilson, and LeDoux voted                                                               
against it.  Therefore, Amendment  13, as amended, was adopted by                                                               
a vote of 4-3.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:13:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  REINBOLD moved  to report  CSHB 278,  Version 28-                                                               
GH2716\U,  Mischel, 3/8/14,  as  amended, out  of committee  with                                                               
individual recommendations and the accompanying fiscal notes.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:14:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON  objected  and, noting  the  comprehensive                                                               
amendments  and  pointing  out the  regularly  scheduled  meeting                                                               
pending for the morning, requested a  clean CS be provided to the                                                               
committee for final consideration.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GATTIS  expressed  her  intent   to  move  the  bill  from                                                               
committee at this hour.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON withdrew his objection.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:15:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KITO  III requested  an opportunity to  comment on                                                               
passage of the bill.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS cited the late hour and asked members to hold                                                                      
comments.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:16:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTIS, hearing no further objection, announced CSHB
278(EDC) was moved from the House Education Standing Committee.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Following is the text for Amendments 12-24:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Amendment 12, labeled 28-GH2716\U.29, Mischel, 3/11/14:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Page 14, line 17:                                                                                                          
     Delete "and"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
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     Insert "; and                                                                                                          
     (10) childhood early  learning and development programs                                                                
     and  educational support  to  childhood early  learning                                                                
     and  development  programs   provided  by  a  nonprofit                                                                
     corporation organized under  AS 10.20, a tribal entity,                                                                
     or a  school district in  the state, by  the Department                                                                
     of Education and Early Development,  or through a state                                                                
     grant"                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "and"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 15, line 9, following "AS 14.16.200":                                                                             
     Insert "; and                                                                                                          
     (7)  for  childhood   early  learning  and  development                                                                
     programs  and educational  support  to childhood  early                                                                
     learning  and   development  programs  provided   by  a                                                                
     nonprofit  corporation  organized   under  AS 10.20,  a                                                                
     tribal entity,  or a school  district in the  state, by                                                                
     the Department  of Education and Early  Development, or                                                                
     through a state grant"                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "and"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
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     Insert "; and                                                                                                          
     (10) childhood early  learning and development programs                                                                
     and  educational support  to  childhood early  learning                                                                
     and  development  programs   provided  by  a  nonprofit                                                                
     corporation organized under  AS 10.20, a tribal entity,                                                                
     or a  school district in  the state, by  the Department                                                                
     of Education and Early Development,  or through a state                                                                
     grant"                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "and"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
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     Insert "; and                                                                                                          
     (7)  for  childhood   early  learning  and  development                                                                
     programs  and educational  support  to childhood  early                                                                
     learning  and   development  programs  provided   by  a                                                                
     nonprofit  corporation  organized   under  AS 10.20,  a                                                                
     tribal entity,  or a school  district in the  state, by                                                                
     the Department  of Education and Early  Development, or                                                                
     through a state grant"                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "and"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
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     Insert "; and                                                                                                          
     (10) childhood early  learning and development programs                                                                
     and  educational support  to  childhood early  learning                                                                
     and  development  programs   provided  by  a  nonprofit                                                                
     corporation organized under  AS 10.20, a tribal entity,                                                                
     or a  school district in  the state, by  the Department                                                                
     of Education and Early Development,  or through a state                                                                
     grant"                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "and"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 18, line 22, following "AS 14.16.200":                                                                            
     Insert "; and                                                                                                          
     (7)  for  childhood   early  learning  and  development                                                                
     programs  and educational  support  to childhood  early                                                                
     learning  and   development  programs  provided   by  a                                                                
     nonprofit  corporation  organized   under  AS 10.20,  a                                                                
     tribal entity,  or a school  district in the  state, by                                                                
     the Department  of Education and Early  Development, or                                                                
     through a state grant"                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, line 22:                                                                                                          
     Delete "and"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, line 25, following "AS 14.16.200":                                                                            
     Insert "; and                                                                                                          
     (10) childhood early  learning and development programs                                                                
     and  educational support  to  childhood early  learning                                                                
     and  development  programs   provided  by  a  nonprofit                                                                
     corporation organized under  AS 10.20, a tribal entity,                                                                
     or a  school district in  the state, by  the Department                                                                
     of Education and Early Development,  or through a state                                                                
     grant"                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "and"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
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     Insert "; and                                                                                                          
     (7)  for  childhood   early  learning  and  development                                                                
     programs  and educational  support  to childhood  early                                                                
     learning  and   development  programs  provided   by  a                                                                
     nonprofit  corporation  organized   under  AS 10.20,  a                                                                
     tribal entity,  or a school  district in the  state, by                                                                
     the Department of Education and Early Development"                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Amendment 13 labeled 28-GH2716\U.12, Mischel, 3/10/14:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 7, line 11:                                                                                                           
     Delete "Department of Education and Early Development"                                                                     
     Insert  "department.   The indirect  cost rate  may not                                                                
     exceed  four percent  of  the  unadjusted base  student                                                                
     allocation   under   AS 14.17.470  for   each   student                                                                
     enrolled   in  the   charter   school  [DEPARTMENT   OF                                                                
     EDUCATION AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT]."                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Amendment 14 labeled 28-GH2716\U.13, Mischel, 3/10/14:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 5:                                                                                                            
     Delete   "school   application  appeals   and   program                                                                  
     budgets"                                                                                                                 
     Insert "schools"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Page 7, following line 5:                                                                                                  
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
        * Sec. 9. AS 14.03.255(d) is amended to read:                                                                         
     "(d)    A school  district  shall  offer to  a  charter                                                                
     school the right of first  refusal for a lease of space                                                                
     [CHARTER SCHOOL MAY BE OPERATED]  in an existing school                                                                    
     district facility  or in a  facility within  the school                                                                    
     district that is  not currently being used  as a public                                                                    
     school,  if the  chief school  administrator determines                                                                    
     the facility  meets requirements for health  and safety                                                                    
     applicable to public buildings  or other public schools                                                                    
     in the  district. The school  district may  negotiate a                                                                
     lease agreement  with the charter  school for  the true                                                                
     operational  costs calculated  on a  square foot  basis                                                                
     for space leased under this subsection."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "sec. 17"                                                                                                           
     Insert "sec. 18"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "secs. 17 and 18"                                                                                                   
     Insert "secs. 18 and 19"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "Sections 20 and 38"                                                                                                
     Insert "Sections 21 and 39"                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "Sections 15, 16, and 17"                                                                                           
     Insert "Sections 16, 17, and 18"                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "18, and 21 - 23"                                                                                                   
     Insert "19, and 22 - 24"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Page 21, line 13:                                                                                                          
     Delete "Section 19"                                                                                                        
     Insert "Section 20"                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "Sections 25, 28, 31, and 34"                                                                                       
     Insert "Sections 26, 29, 32, and 35"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "secs. 39 - 43"                                                                                                     
     Insert "secs. 40 - 44"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Amendment 15 labeled 28-GH2716\U.14, Mischel, 3/10/14:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 20, following line 21:                                                                                                
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
          "* Sec. 36. Section 3, ch. 91, SLA 2010, is                                                                       
     repealed."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 21, line 10:                                                                                                          
     Delete "Sections 20 and 38"                                                                                                
     Insert "Sections 20 and 39"                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Page 21, line 15:                                                                                                          
     Delete "secs. 39 - 43"                                                                                                     
     Insert "secs. 40 - 44"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Amendment 16 labeled 28-GH2716\U.15, Mischel, 3/10/14:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, lines 3 - 4:                                                                                                       
       Delete "relating to a college and career readiness                                                                     
     assessment for secondary students;"                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, lines 13 - 25:                                                                                                     
     Delete all material.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 8, line 20, through page 9, line 8:                                                                                   
     Delete all material.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 11, line 25:                                                                                                          
     Delete "sec. 17"                                                                                                           
     Insert "sec. 15"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 11, line 28:                                                                                                          
     Delete "secs. 17 and 18"                                                                                                   
     Insert "secs. 15 and 16"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Page 20, following line 21:                                                                                                
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
       "* Sec. 34.  AS 14.03.075 and AS 14.07.165(5) are                                                                      
     repealed."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 20, line 31:                                                                                                          
     Delete "Sections 6 and 7"                                                                                                  
     Insert "Sections 5 and 6"                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "Sections 20 and 38"                                                                                                
     Insert "Sections 18 and 37"                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "Sections 15, 16, and 17"                                                                                           
     Insert "Sections 13, 14, 15, and 34"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "Section 18, and 21 - 23"                                                                                           
     Insert "16, and 19 - 21"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "Section 19"                                                                                                        
     Insert "Section 17"                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "Sections 25, 28, 31, and 34"                                                                                       
     Insert "Sections 23, 26, 29, and 32"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "secs. 39 - 43"                                                                                                     
     Insert "secs. 38 - 42"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Amendment 17 labeled 28-GH2716\U.16, Luckhaupt/Mischel, 3/10/14:                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 7:                                                                                                            
     Delete "extending"                                                                                                       
     Insert "relating to"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Page 11, line 31, through page 12, line 16:                                                                                
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
        "* Sec. 20. AS 23.15.835(d) is amended to read:                                                                     
     (d)   Notwithstanding  AS 23.15.840(a), for  the fiscal                                                                    
     years  ending June 30,  2015  [2009], through  June 30,                                                                
     2024 [2014], the money collected  under this section or                                                                
     otherwise   appropriated   to  the   Alaska   Workforce                                                                    
     Investment Board,  formerly known  as the  Alaska Human                                                                    
     Resource   Investment  Council,   shall  be   allocated                                                                    
     directly in the following  percentages to the following                                                                    
     institutions for programs  consistent with AS 23.15.820                                                                    
     - 23.15.850 and capital improvements:                                                                                      
          University of Alaska     42 [45] percent                                                                          
          University of Alaska Southeast     5 percent                                                                          
          Galena Project Education Vocational Training                                                                          
     Center    4 percent                                                                                                        
          Kotzebue Technical Center     9 percent                                                                               
          Alaska Vocational Technical Center 17 percent                                                                         
          Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center                                                                       
          3 percent                                                                                                             
          Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center                                                                      
          3 percent                                                                                                             
          Yuut Elitnaurviat, Inc. People's Learning Center                                                                      
          9 percent                                                                                                             
          Delta Career Advancement Center    3 percent                                                                          
          New Frontier Vocational Technical Center     2                                                                        
     percent                                                                                                                    
          Southern Southeast Alaska Technical Education                                                                     
     Center    3 percent."                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Amendment 18 labeled 28-GH2716\U.17, Martin/Mischel, 3/10/14:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 5:                                                                                                            
     Delete   "school   application  appeals   and   program                                                                  
     budgets"                                                                                                                 
     Insert "schools"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Page 7, following line 20:                                                                                                 
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
        "*  Sec. 10.  AS 14.03 is  amended by  adding a  new                                                                
     section to read:                                                                                                           
     Sec.  14.03.263. Charter  school grant  program. (a)  A                                                                  
     charter  school that  is established  on  or after  the                                                                    
     effective date  of this section may  receive a one-time                                                                    
     grant from the  department equal to the  amount of $500                                                                    
     for each  student enrolled in  the school  on October 1                                                                    
     of the first  year in which the school  applies for the                                                                    
     grant. The  charter school shall  use a  grant received                                                                    
     under this section to  provide educational services. In                                                                    
     this   subsection,   "educational  services"   includes                                                                    
     curriculum   development,   program  development,   and                                                                    
     special education services.                                                                                                
     (b)    The  department shall  establish  by  regulation                                                                    
     procedures for  the application for and  expenditure of                                                                    
     grant funds under (a) of this section.                                                                                     
     (c)   If the amount  appropriated in a fiscal  year for                                                                    
     the  charter school  grant program  is insufficient  to                                                                    
     meet the amounts authorized under  (a) of this section,                                                                    
     the  department shall  reduce pro  rata  the per  pupil                                                                    
     grant amount by the  necessary percentage as determined                                                                    
     by  the  department.  If  a  charter  school  grant  is                                                                    
     reduced under  this subsection, the charter  school may                                                                    
     apply  to the  department in  a subsequent  fiscal year                                                                    
     for the balance of the grant amount."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "sec. 17"                                                                                                           
     Insert "sec. 18"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "secs. 17 and 18"                                                                                                   
     Insert "secs. 18 and 19"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "Sections 20 and 38"                                                                                                
     Insert "Sections 21 and 39"                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "Sections 15, 16, and 17"                                                                                           
     Insert "Section 16, 17, and 18"                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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     Insert "19, and 22 - 24"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "Section 19"                                                                                                        
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     Insert "Sections 26, 29, 32, and 35"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
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     Insert "secs. 40 - 44"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Amendment 19 labeled 28-GH2716\U.23, Martin/Mischel, 3/10/14:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 5:                                                                                                            
         Delete "school application appeals and program                                                                       
     budgets"                                                                                                                 
     Insert "schools"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
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     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
        "* Sec. 9. AS 14.03.255(d) is amended to read:                                                                      
     (d) A  school district shall provide  for the operation                                                                
     of an approved  charter school [MAY BE  OPERATED] in an                                                                
     existing  school district  facility  or  in a  facility                                                                    
     within the school district that  is not currently being                                                                    
     used  as   a  public   school,  if  the   chief  school                                                                    
     administrator    determines    the    facility    meets                                                                    
     requirements  for  health   and  safety  applicable  to                                                                    
     public  buildings  or  other   public  schools  in  the                                                                    
     district."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "sec. 17"                                                                                                           
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     Delete "secs. 17 and 18"                                                                                                   
     Insert "secs. 18 and 19"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
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     Insert "Sections 16, 17, and 18"                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "Sections 25, 28, 31, and 34"                                                                                       
     Insert "Sections 26, 29, 32, and 35"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "secs. 39 - 43"                                                                                                     
     Insert "secs. 40 - 44"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Amendment 20 labeled 28-GH2716\U.26, Martin/Mischel, 3/10/14:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 7, line 15, following "AS 14.17.420(a)(3),":                                                                      
     Insert  "in  proportion  to   the  number  of  students                                                                
     enrolled  in the  grades in  which  the vocational  and                                                                
     technical instruction is provided,"                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Amendment 21 labeled 28-GH2716\U.27, Mischel, 3/11/14:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 4:                                                                                                            
     Delete "college and career readiness"                                                                                    
     Insert "standards-based"                                                                                                 
     Following "students;":                                                                                                   
     Insert  "relating to  reporting  by  the Department  of                                                                  
     Education and Early Development;"                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, lines 13 - 25:                                                                                                     
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
        "* Sec.  2. AS 14.03.075  is repealed  and reenacted                                                                
     to read:                                                                                                                   
     Sec.  14.03.075.  High  school  graduation;  standards-                                                                
     based  assessment.  (a)    A school  may  not  issue  a                                                                  
     secondary  school  diploma  to  a  student  unless  the                                                                    
     student     passes      standards-based     assessments                                                                    
     demonstrating mastery  of language  arts and  Algebra I                                                                    
     at the 10th  grade level or receives a  waiver from the                                                                    
     local school board under (b) of this section.                                                                              
     (b)  The school board of  a school district may grant a                                                                    
     waiver  of  the  standards-based  assessments  required                                                                    
     under (a) of this section to                                                                                               
     (1)   a student who  is a  child with a  disability and                                                                    
     who does not achieve a  passing score on the standards-                                                                    
     based assessments  required under (a) of  this section,                                                                    
     with   or   without   accommodation  if   the   student                                                                    
     successfully   completes   an  alternative   assessment                                                                    
     program  required   by  the   student's  individualized                                                                    
     education  program or  required in  the education  plan                                                                    
     developed  for the  student under  29  U.S.C. 794;  the                                                                    
     alternative  assessment program  must,  to the  maximum                                                                    
     extent   possible,   conform   to   state   performance                                                                    
     standards    established   for    the   standards-based                                                                    
     assessments required  under (a)  of this  section; this                                                                    
     paragraph  does  not  apply to  a  student  unless  the                                                                    
     department determines  that the  student has  taken and                                                                    
     failed to pass the  standards-based assessments with or                                                                    
     without accommodation  and the department  approves the                                                                    
     student's  alternative   assessment  program  described                                                                    
     under this paragraph; or                                                                                                   
     (2)  a student who  transfers into a public high school                                                                    
     in this state who                                                                                                          
     (A)    meets  graduation requirements  imposed  by  the                                                                    
     school board and the state; and                                                                                            
     (B)       has   passed    standards-based   assessments                                                                    
     demonstrating mastery of the  subjects listed in (a) of                                                                    
     this section at the 10th  grade level in the state from                                                                    
     which the student transferred.                                                                                             
     (c)   The department  shall provide  sufficient funding                                                                    
     to each school district  for a single administration of                                                                    
     the assessments required under (a)  of this section for                                                                    
     each  student.  The   department  shall  by  regulation                                                                    
     establish  uniform  standards  and procedures  for  the                                                                    
     assessments required under (a)  of this section and for                                                                    
     alternative  assessments under  (b)(1) of  this section                                                                    
     that  demonstrate mastery  at the  10th grade  level in                                                                    
     the areas of language arts and Algebra I.                                                                                  
     (d)   In this  section, "child  with a  disability" has                                                                    
     the meaning given in AS 14.30.350."                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, line 20:                                                                                                           
     Delete "[;"                                                                                                                
     Insert ";                                                                                                                
     (8)  the number and overall percentage of students who                                                                 
     (A)   received high school diplomas  and waivers issued                                                                
     under AS 14.03.075;                                                                                                    
     (B)    met  annual grade  level  progress  expectations                                                                
     based on standards-based tests;                                                                                        
     (C)    required  additional   support  to  meet  annual                                                                
     progress  expectations  and  the type  of  support  the                                                                
     students are provided;                                                                                                 
     (D)    failed  to   meet  grade  level  expectation  in                                                                
     reading, writing,  and mathematics  for each  school or                                                                
     district  that receive  a  low performance  designation                                                                
     under AS 14.03.123 ["                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Page 5, lines 9 - 12:                                                                                                      
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
     "(A)   measures  of student  performance on  standards-                                                                    
     based assessments in  language arts [READING, WRITING,]                                                                
     and    mathematics,    [AND]   including    assessments                                                                
     [COMPETENCY TESTS] required under AS 14.03.075;"                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 8, line 29, through page 9, line 8:                                                                                   
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
     "(5)   regulations  implementing the  [SECONDARY SCHOOL                                                                    
     STUDENT    COMPETENCY   EXAMINATION]    provisions   of                                                                    
     AS 14.03.075  [, INCLUDING  THE CRITERIA  AND PROCEDURE                                                                    
     UNDER WHICH A  GOVERNING BODY USES A WAIVER  TO GRANT A                                                                    
     DIPLOMA  TO A  STUDENT; CRITERIA  REGARDING GRANTING  A                                                                    
     WAIVER MUST  INCLUDE PROVISIONS THAT A  WAIVER MAY ONLY                                                                    
     BE GRANTED  FOR STUDENTS WHO  ENTER THE SYSTEM  LATE OR                                                                    
     HAVE   RARE  OR   UNUSUAL   CIRCUMSTANCES  MERITING   A                                                                    
     WAIVER]."                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Amendment 22 labeled 28-GH2716\U.20, Mischel, 3/10/14:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 5:                                                                                                            
     Delete   "school   application  appeals   and   program                                                                  
     budgets"                                                                                                                 
     Insert "schools"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Page 11, following line 21:                                                                                                
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
        "* Sec. 17. AS 14.17.450(d) is amended to read:                                                                     
     (d)   If a charter school  has a student count  of more                                                                    
     than 74  [120] but less  than 150 for the  current year                                                                
     and is in the first  three years [YEAR] of operation or                                                                
     had a  student count of  at least  75 [150 OR  MORE] in                                                                
     the previous year of operation,                                                                                            
     (1)   the adjusted student  count for the  school shall                                                                    
     be calculated  by multiplying the student  count by [95                                                                    
     PERCENT OF]  the student rate  for a school that  has a                                                                    
     student count of 150; and                                                                                                  
     (2)   not  later than  February 15, the  charter school                                                                    
     shall  submit for  approval of  the governing  board of                                                                    
     the district a plan for  the following school year that                                                                    
     includes  a statement  about  whether  the school  will                                                                    
     continue to  operate if the  student count  remains the                                                                    
     same that year and, if  so, a projection of the funding                                                                    
     anticipated  from  the  state   and  other  sources,  a                                                                    
     proposed  budget,  and  a  description  of  anticipated                                                                    
     changes to  the school staff, program,  and curriculum;                                                                    
     if the  school intends  to close  if the  student count                                                                    
     remains  the same  the following  year,  the plan  must                                                                    
     describe   transfer   plans    for   students,   staff,                                                                    
     facilities, and materials."                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 11, line 25:                                                                                                          
     Delete "sec. 17"                                                                                                           
     Insert "sec. 18"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 11, line 28:                                                                                                          
     Delete "secs. 17 and 18"                                                                                                   
     Insert "secs. 18 and 19"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Page 21, line 10:                                                                                                          
     Delete "Sections 20 and 38"                                                                                                
     Insert "Sections 21 and 39"                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Page 21, line 11:                                                                                                          
     Delete "17"                                                                                                                
     Insert "18"                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Page 21, line 12:                                                                                                          
     Delete "18, and 21 - 23"                                                                                                   
     Insert "19, and 22 - 24"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Page 21, line 13:                                                                                                          
     Delete "Section 19"                                                                                                        
     Insert "Section 20"                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 21, line 14:                                                                                                          
     Delete "Sections 25, 28, 31, and 34"                                                                                       
     Insert "Sections 26, 29, 32, and 35"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Page 21, line 15:                                                                                                          
     Delete "secs. 39 - 43"                                                                                                     
     Insert "secs. 40 - 44"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Amendment 23 labeled 28-GH2716\U.24, Nauman/Mischel, 3/10/14:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 14, line 17:                                                                                                          
     Delete "and"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 14, line 20, following "AS 14.16.200":                                                                            
     Insert "; and                                                                                                          
     (10)    the  operations  of  a  nonprofit  organization                                                                
     dedicated to  providing educational  opportunities that                                                                
     promote the  legacy of public service  contributions to                                                                
     the state  and perpetuate ongoing  educational programs                                                                
     that  foster  public   service  leadership  for  future                                                                
     generations of residents of the state"                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 15, line 6:                                                                                                           
     Delete "and"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 15, line 9, following "AS 14.16.200":                                                                             
     Insert "; and                                                                                                          
     (7)   for  the operations  of a  nonprofit organization                                                                
     dedicated to  providing educational  opportunities that                                                                
     promote the  legacy of public service  contributions to                                                                
     the state  and perpetuate ongoing  educational programs                                                                
     that  foster  public   service  leadership  for  future                                                                
     generations of residents of the state"                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 16, line 8:                                                                                                           
     Delete "and"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 16, line 11, following "AS 14. 16. 200":                                                                          
     Insert "; and                                                                                                          
     (10)    the  operations  of  a  nonprofit  organization                                                                
     dedicated to  providing educational  opportunities that                                                                
     promote the  legacy of public service  contributions to                                                                
     the state  and perpetuate ongoing  educational programs                                                                
     that  foster  public   service  leadership  for  future                                                                
     generations of residents of the state"                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 16, line 28:                                                                                                          
     Delete "and"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 16, line 31, following "AS 14.16.200":                                                                            
     Insert "; and                                                                                                          
     (7)   for  the operations  of a  nonprofit organization                                                                
     dedicated to  providing educational  opportunities that                                                                
     promote the  legacy of public service  contributions to                                                                
     the state  and perpetuate ongoing  educational programs                                                                
     that  foster  public   service  leadership  for  future                                                                
     generations of residents of the state"                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 17, line 30:                                                                                                          
     Delete "and"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 18, line 2, following "AS 14.16.200":                                                                             
     Insert "; and                                                                                                          
     (10)    the  operations  of  a  nonprofit  organization                                                                
     dedicated to  providing educational  opportunities that                                                                
     promote the  legacy of public service  contributions to                                                                
     the state  and perpetuate ongoing  educational programs                                                                
     that  foster  public   service  leadership  for  future                                                                
     generations of residents of the state"                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 18, line 19:                                                                                                          
     Delete "and"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 18, line 22, following "AS 14.16.200":                                                                            
     Insert "; and"                                                                                                         
     (7)   for  the operations  of a  nonprofit organization                                                                
     dedicated to  providing educational  opportunities that                                                                
     promote the  legacy of public service  contributions to                                                                
     the state  and perpetuate ongoing  educational programs                                                                
     that  foster  public   service  leadership  for  future                                                                
     generations of residents of the state"                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, line 22:                                                                                                          
     Delete "and"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, line 25, following "AS 14.16.200":                                                                          
     Insert "; and                                                                                                          
     (10)    the  operations  of  a  nonprofit  organization                                                                
     dedicated to  providing educational  opportunities that                                                                
     promote the  legacy of public service  contributions to                                                                
     the state  and perpetuate ongoing  educational programs                                                                
     that  foster  public   service  leadership  for  future                                                                
     generations of residents of the state"                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 20, line 12:                                                                                                          
     Delete "and"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 20, line 15, following "AS 14.16.200":                                                                            
     Insert "; and                                                                                                          
     (7)   for  the operations  of a  nonprofit organization                                                                
     dedicated to  providing educational  opportunities that                                                                
     promote the  legacy of public service  contributions to                                                                
     the state  and perpetuate ongoing  educational programs                                                                
     that  foster  public   service  leadership  for  future                                                                
     generations of residents of the state"                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Amendment 24 labeled 28-GH2716\U.25, Nauman/Mischel, 3/10/14:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 14, lines 15 - 17:                                                                                                    
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
     "(8)   funding  a  scholarship awarded  by a  nonprofit                                                                
     organization  to a  dual-credit student  to defray  the                                                                
     cost of a dual-credit course, including the cost of                                                                    
     (A)  tuition and textbooks;                                                                                            
     (B)   registration,  course,  and programmatic  student                                                                
     fees;                                                                                                                  
     (C)   on-campus  room  and board  at the  postsecondary                                                                
     institution that provides the dual-credit course;                                                                      
     (D)   transportation  costs to  and from  a residential                                                                
     school  approved by  the  Department  of Education  and                                                                
     Early   Development    under   AS 14.16.200    or   the                                                                
     postsecondary  school  that  provides  the  dual-credit                                                                
     course; and                                                                                                            
     (E)  other related  educational and programmatic costs;                                                                
     and"                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Page 15, lines 4 - 6:                                                                                                      
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
     "(5)  for funding a  scholarship awarded by a nonprofit                                                                
     organization  to a  dual-credit student  to defray  the                                                                
     cost of a dual-credit course, including the cost of                                                                    
     (A)  tuition and textbooks;                                                                                            
     (B)   registration,  course,  and programmatic  student                                                                
     fees;                                                                                                                  
     (C)   on-campus  room  and board  at the  postsecondary                                                                
     institution that provides the dual-credit course;                                                                      
     (D)   transportation  costs to  and from  a residential                                                                
     school  approved by  the  Department  of Education  and                                                                
     Early   Development    under   AS 14.16.200    or   the                                                                
     postsecondary  school  that  provides  the  dual-credit                                                                
     course; and                                                                                                            
     (E)  other related  educational and programmatic costs;                                                                
     and"                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Page 16, lines 6 - 8:                                                                                                      
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
     "(8)   funding  a  scholarship awarded  by a  nonprofit                                                                
     organization  to a  dual-credit student  to defray  the                                                                
     cost of a dual-credit course, including the cost of                                                                    
     (A)  tuition and textbooks;                                                                                            
     (B)   registration,  course,  and programmatic  student                                                                
     fees;                                                                                                                  
     (C)   on-campus  room  and board  at the  postsecondary                                                                
     institution that provides the dual-credit course;                                                                      
     (D)   transportation  costs to  and from  a residential                                                                
     school  approved by  the  Department  of Education  and                                                                
     Early   Development    under   AS 14.16.200    or   the                                                                
     postsecondary  school  that  provides  the  dual-credit                                                                
     course; and                                                                                                            
     (E)  other related  educational and programmatic costs;                                                                
     and"                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Page 16, lines 26 - 28:                                                                                                    
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
     "(5)  for funding a  scholarship awarded by a nonprofit                                                                
     organization  to a  dual-credit student  to defray  the                                                                
     cost of a dual-credit course, including the cost of                                                                    
     (A)  tuition and textbooks;                                                                                            
     (B)   registration,  course,  and programmatic  student                                                                
     fees;                                                                                                                  
     (C)   on-campus  room  and board  at the  postsecondary                                                                
     institution that provides the dual-credit course;                                                                      
     (D)   transportation  costs to  and from  a residential                                                                
     school  approved by  the  Department  of Education  and                                                                
     Early   Development    under   AS 14.16.200    or   the                                                                
     postsecondary  school  that  provides  the  dual-credit                                                                
     course; and                                                                                                            
     (E)  other related  educational and programmatic costs;                                                                
     and"                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Page 17, lines 28 - 30:                                                                                                    
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
     "(8)   funding  a  scholarship awarded  by a  nonprofit                                                                
     organization  to a  dual-credit student  to defray  the                                                                
     cost of a dual-credit course, including the cost of                                                                    
     (A)  tuition and textbooks;                                                                                            
     (B)   registration,  course,  and programmatic  student                                                                
     fees;                                                                                                                  
     (C)  on-campus  room  and board  at  the  postsecondary                                                                
     institution that provides the dual-credit course;                                                                      
     (D)   transportation  costs to  and from  a residential                                                                
     school  approved by  the  Department  of Education  and                                                                
     Early   Development    under   AS 14.16.200    or   the                                                                
     postsecondary  school  that  provides  the  dual-credit                                                                
     course; and                                                                                                            
     (E)  other related  educational and programmatic costs;                                                                
     and"                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Page 18, lines 17 - 19:                                                                                                    
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
     "(5)  for funding a  scholarship awarded by a nonprofit                                                                
     organization  to a  dual-credit student  to defray  the                                                                
     cost of a dual-credit course, including the cost of                                                                    
     (A)  tuition and textbooks;                                                                                            
     (B)   registration,  course,  and programmatic  student                                                                
     fees;                                                                                                                  
     (C)   on-campus  room  and board  at the  postsecondary                                                                
     institution that provides the dual-credit course;                                                                      
     (D)   transportation  costs to  and from  a residential                                                                
     school  approved by  the  Department  of Education  and                                                                
     Early   Development    under   AS 14.16.200    or   the                                                                
     postsecondary  school  that  provides  the  dual-credit                                                                
     course; and                                                                                                            
     (E)  other related  educational and programmatic costs;                                                                
     and"                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, lines 20 - 22:                                                                                                    
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
     "(8)   funding  a  scholarship awarded  by a  nonprofit                                                                
     organization  to a  dual-credit student  to defray  the                                                                
     cost of a dual-credit course, including the cost of                                                                    
     (A)  tuition and textbooks;                                                                                            
     (B)   registration,  course,  and programmatic  student                                                                
     fees;                                                                                                                  
     (C)   on-campus  room  and board  at the  postsecondary                                                                
     institution that provides the dual-credit course;                                                                      
     (D)   transportation  costs to  and from  a residential                                                                
     school  approved by  the  Department  of Education  and                                                                
     Early   Development    under   AS 14.16.200    or   the                                                                
     postsecondary  school  that  provides  the  dual-credit                                                                
     course; and                                                                                                            
     (E)  other related  educational and programmatic costs;                                                                
     and"                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
     "(5)  for funding a  scholarship awarded by a nonprofit                                                                
     organization  to a  dual-credit student  to defray  the                                                                
     cost of a dual-credit course, including the cost of                                                                    
     (A)  tuition and textbooks;                                                                                            
     (B)   registration,  course,  and programmatic  student                                                                
     fees;                                                                                                                  
     (C)   on-campus  room  and board  at the  postsecondary                                                                
     institution that provides the dual-credit course;                                                                      
     (D)  transportation costs  to  and  from a  residential                                                                
     school  approved by  the  Department  of Education  and                                                                
     Early   Development    under   AS 14.16.200    or   the                                                                
     postsecondary  school  that  provides  the  dual-credit                                                                
     course; and                                                                                                            
     (E)  other related  educational and programmatic costs;                                                                
     and"                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
[HB 278 was held over.]                                                                                                         

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CS HB278 version U.pdf HEDC 3/11/2014 5:00:00 PM
HB 278
Seaton Amendment U.8.pdf HEDC 3/11/2014 5:00:00 PM
CSHB278
Seaton Amendment U.10.pdf HEDC 3/11/2014 5:00:00 PM
CSHB278
Kito amendment HB278.pdf HEDC 3/11/2014 5:00:00 PM
HB 278
U 29 - Seaton - tax credit.pdf HEDC 3/11/2014 5:00:00 PM
CSHB278
Reinbold, U.13.pdf HEDC 3/11/2014 5:00:00 PM
CSHB278
Reinbold, U.15.pdf HEDC 3/11/2014 5:00:00 PM
CSHB278
Wilson, U.16.pdf HEDC 3/11/2014 5:00:00 PM
CSHB278
Kito, U.17.pdf HEDC 3/11/2014 5:00:00 PM
CSHB278
Seaton, U.26.pdf HEDC 3/11/2014 5:00:00 PM
CSHB278
Gattis U.20.pdf HEDC 3/11/2014 5:00:00 PM
CSHB278
Reinbold, U.12.pdf HEDC 3/11/2014 5:00:00 PM
CSHB278
Gattis Amendment - U 25.pdf HEDC 3/11/2014 5:00:00 PM
CSHB278
Public testimony - Assoc. of Village Council Presidents.pdf HEDC 3/11/2014 5:00:00 PM
HB 278