2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Committee Approved)

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Proration Authority (language only)

Item 154 #2h

Item 154 #2h

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 156, line 40, before "Payments", insert “A.”
Page 156, after line 45, insert:
"B. In the event that the appropriations in Items 141 through 149 are not sufficient to meet the entitlements payable to school divisions pursuant to the provisions of each item, the Department of Education is authorized to transfer any available funds between these items to address such insufficiencies.  If the total appropriations after such transfers remain insufficient to meet the entitlements of any program, the Department of Education is authorized to prorate such shortfall proportionately across all of the school divisions participating in the program where such shortfall occurred."

(This authority protects school divisions from the proration of Basic Aid payments in the event that actual Literary Fund revenues do not meet the forecast.)