2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: LaRock
HB2568 - Child Safety Savings Accounts

Item 134 #10h

Item 134 #10h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Department of Education, Central Office Operations FY2019 $0 FY2020 $394,200 GF

Page 132, line 24, strike "$21,678,429" and insert "$22,072,629".


(This amendment provides $394,200 the second year from the general fund to the Department of Education for staffing and operational costs incurred in implementation of House Bill 2568, and is contingent on its passage. The bill, as introduced, permits the parents of certain children who are victims of bullying, certain crimes, and certain other violent acts to apply to the school division in which the child resides for a one-year, renewable Child Safety Savings Account that consists of an amount that is equivalent to a certain percentage of all applicable annual Standards of Quality per pupil state funds appropriated for public school purposes and apportioned to the resident school division in which the student resides, including the per pupil share of state sales tax funding in basic aid and any state per pupil share of special education funding for which the student is eligible. The bill also permits the parent to use the moneys in such account for certain education-related expenses of the student, including tuition, deposits, fees, and required textbooks at a private elementary school or secondary school that is located in the Commonwealth. The bill contains provisions relating to auditing, rescinding, and reviewing expenses made from such accounts.)