04RS SB220


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SB 220 (BR 56) - K. Stine, R. Roeding, J. Westwood

     AN ACT relating to school finance.
     Amend KRS 157.360 to require that SEEK funding be provided for limited English proficient students, limit the funding for individual students to those students enrolled in Kentucky schools for two academic years or less; amend KRS 157.370 to provide that, effective with the 2006-2007 school year and thereafter, the aggregate and average daily attendance of transported pupils shall include all public school pupils transported at public expense who live one-half mile or more from school; define equivalent property tax rate and amends KRS 157. 440 to permit local boards of education to levy an equivalent property tax rate up to the maximum of Tier 1 and for purposes of participation in Facilities Support Program of Kentucky (FSPK), subject to recall; equalize permissive tax revenue at 150% of the statewide average; allow districts currently not levying a permissive tax to do so subject to recall; allow continued use of permissive tax revenue to calculate the equivalent tax rate for purposes of equalizing Tier 1 and FSPK, but disallow the use of permissive tax revenue for both the equalization of permissive tax revenue and the continued use to calculate the equivalent tax rate for purposes of equalizing Tier 1 and FSPK; amend KRS 160.470 to conform.


     SCS - Retain original provisions; make technical corrections.

     SFA (1, K. Stine) - Provide that a school district levying two permissive taxes at the effective date of this Act may use revenue to equalize the permissive tax and any excess revenue from the permissive taxes to be calculated for equalization under other provisions.

     Feb 23-introduced in Senate
     Feb 26-to Education (S)
     Mar 5-taken from committee; laid on clerk's desk; taken from clerk's desk; 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 8-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Education (S)
     Mar 11-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute
     Mar 15-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 16, 2004
     Mar 16-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 17-3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 18-received in House
     Mar 19-to Education (H)

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