2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Conference Report)

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Technical Language Adjustments for VPSA (language only)

Item 146 #1c

Item 146 #1c

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 120, line 3, strike "$59,070,000" and insert "$59,380,000".
Page 120, line 13, after "Authority in", insert "the Spring of".
Page 120, line 26, strike "each " and insert: "in fiscal year 2005 and $59,380,000 in fiscal year 2006".
Page 120, line 27, strike "year".
Page 120, line 31, strike "respectively" and insert:
"for the Spring 2005 issuance, and September 30, 2005, for the Spring 2006 issuance".
Page 120, line 35, after "Blind.",  insert:
"Schools and district centers that serve only pre-kindergarten students shall not be eligible for this grant."
Page 121, strike lines 5 through 11.
Page 121, line 12, strike "d)" and insert "c)".

(This amendment provides a technical update to the calendar year for which the debt issuance and payments to localities shall be completed and reflects the estimated number of schools eligible for the technology equipment grants through the Virginia Public School Authority. The language change further refines the definition for a school's eligibilty for such possible funding and now excludes facilities that serve only pre-kindergarten students.)