2000 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Jackson
All Lottery Profits to School Construction Grants (language only)

Item 144 #3h

Item 144 #3h

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 131, strike lines 45 through 49.
Page 131, line 50, strike "3." and insert "2.".
Page 131, line 51, strike "$122,285,226" and insert "$310,310,332".
Page 131, line 51, strike "$122,271,700" and insert"$310,296,806".
Page 132, line 1, strike "to support the state".
Page 132, strike lines 2 and 3.
Page 132, line 4, strike "average daily membership" and insert:
for the Educational Excellence Trust Fund program.  All lottery proceeds distributed in this program shall be apportioned and distributed annually among the school divisions of the Commonwealth, as follows: (i) there shall be apportioned and distributed equally to every school division the sum of $200,000 each, and (ii) the balance of all remaining lottery proceeds shall be apportioned and distributed to each school division on a pro rata basis according to the school division's average daily membership adjusted by the locality's composite index of ability-to-pay as set forth in the general appropriation act.  Proceeds shall be used for school construction, additions, infrastructure, site acquisition for public school buildings and facilities, and renovation, including the cost of retrofitting or enlarging public school buildings, technology, and other expenditures related to modernizing classroom equipment."
Page 132, line 20, strike "4." and insert "3.".

(This amendment provides that 100 percent of the lottery proceeds would be distributed to local school divisions through the Educational Excellence Trust Fund program for school construction and other nonrecurring expenditures, rather than the 39 percent currently returned directly to local divisions for 50 percent reoccurring and 50 percent nonrecurring expenditures. A companion amendment in Item 143 makes up the 61 percent of lottery proceeds currently received by the local divisions as the state share of basic aid payments.)