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
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 406 SCHOOL FUNDING FOR CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 406(EDC) Out of Committee
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
               HOUSE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         April 4, 2018                                                                                          
                           8:03 a.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harriet Drummond, Chair                                                                                          
Representative Justin Parish, Vice Chair                                                                                        
Representative Tiffany Zulkosky                                                                                                 
Representative Ivy Spohnholz                                                                                                    
Representative Jennifer Johnston                                                                                                
Representative Chuck Kopp                                                                                                       
Representative David Talerico                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Lora Reinbold (alternate)                                                                                        
Representative Geran Tarr (alternate)                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 406(EDC) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 406                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: SCHOOL FUNDING FOR CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): EDUCATION                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
03/26/18       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/26/18       (H)       EDC, FIN                                                                                               
03/28/18       (H)       EDC AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
03/28/18       (H)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
03/30/18       (H)       EDC AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
03/30/18       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/30/18       (H)       MINUTE(EDC)                                                                                            
04/04/18       (H)       EDC AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
GEORGE ASCOTT                                                                                                                   
Staff to Representative Harriet Drummond                                                                                        
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  During the  hearing of HB 406, described the                                                             
changes in Version D.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:03:29 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  HARRIET  DRUMMOND  called  the  House  Education  Standing                                                             
Committee  meeting  to  order  at   8:03  a.m.    Representatives                                                               
Drummond, Talerico,  Parrish, Kopp,  Zulkosky, and  Johnston were                                                               
present at the  call to order.   Representative Spohnholz arrived                                                               
as the meeting was in progress.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
         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                                                                    
     affecting.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     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                                                                    
     regulations.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
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                                                               
questions.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
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.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:08:49 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:11:23 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR DRUMMOND brought the committee  back to order and announced                                                               
upcoming committee business.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:11:43 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no  further business before the  committee, the House                                                               
Education Committee meeting was adjourned at 8:11 a.m.                                                                          

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