2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Keister
Use Balances to Address Insufficient Appropriations (language only)

Item 158 #1h

Item 158 #1h

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 164, line 43, before "Payments", insert "A."
Page 164, after line 49, insert:
"B.  In the event that appropriations in Items 145 through 153 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 amendment protects school divisions from the proration of Basic Aid payments in the event that actual Literary Fund revenues do not meet the forecast.)