Legislature(2017 - 2018)CAPITOL 106

04/04/2018 08:00 AM EDUCATION

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08:03:29 AM Start
08:04:10 AM HB406
08:11:43 AM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
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Moved CSHB 406(EDC) Out of Committee
         HB 406-SCHOOL FUNDING FOR CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS                                                                     
8:04:10 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR DRUMMOND  announced that the  only order of  business would                                                               
be HOUSE  BILL NO. 406,  "An Act  relating to the  calculation of                                                               
state  aid   for  schools  that  consolidate;   relating  to  the                                                               
determination  of  the  number  of schools  in  a  district;  and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
8:04:26 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  PARISH  moved  to adopt  the  proposed  committee                                                               
substitute  (CS)  HB406,  labeled   30-LS1544\D  as  the  working                                                               
document  for the  Education Committee.   [The  committee treated                                                               
Version D as the working document.]                                                                                             
8:04:44 AM                                                                                                                    
GEORGE   ASCOTT,  Staff   to  Representative   Harriet  Drummond,                                                               
Anchorage, Alaska,  directed attention  to three  basic technical                                                               
changes  recommended by  the Department  of  Education and  Early                                                               
Development.   These  changes  will bring  HB  406 up-to-date  in                                                               
matching  the changes  that were  adopted by  the Senate  Finance                                                               
Committee in  its companion bill,  SB 216, which read  as follows                                                               
[original punctuation provided]:                                                                                                
     Page  3, line  14 &  Page 5,  lines 5,  9, 11,  12: All                                                                    
     references to "state aid"  within subparagraphs (H) and                                                                    
     (I)  are  changed  to read  "basic  need"  to  properly                                                                    
     define  the  section  of  statute  that  this  bill  is                                                                    
     Page  5,  lines  22-24:  Section  (M)  is  reworded  to                                                                    
     clarify  the   information  that   would  need   to  be                                                                    
     submitted  by school  districts  to  the Department  of                                                                    
     Education  to calculate  the consolidation  transition.                                                                    
     Instead of the  more generic "appropriate calculations"                                                                    
     the bill specifies "schools and corresponding ADM."                                                                        
     Page  5: Section  (N), which  defined "community,"  was                                                                    
     deleted.   This term  is already  appropriately defined                                                                    
     in  the  Department   of  Education's  funding  formula                                                                    
MR. ASCOTT reiterated that these  changes are technical in scope,                                                               
they  mirror changes  made in  SB 216,  and will  not affect  the                                                               
current fiscal notes.                                                                                                           
CHAIR  DRUMMOND  listed  the  individuals  available  online  for                                                               
8:08:19 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  PARISH  moved to  report  CSHB  406, labeled  30-                                                               
LS1544\D, out  of committee  with individual  recommendations and                                                               
the forthcoming updated fiscal notes.   There being no objection,                                                               
CSHB 406(EDC) moved from the House Education Standing Committee.                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 406 CS Exp of Changes Ver D.pdf HEDC 4/4/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 406
CSHB0406 Ver D 4.3.2018.pdf HEDC 4/4/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 406