2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Carroll Foy
Restore Funding for Additional School Counselors

Item 145 #8h

Item 145 #8h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2021 $21,681,426 FY2022 $28,395,270 GF

Page 36, line 5, strike "$7,732,305,702" and insert "$7,753,987,128".
Page 36, line 5, strike "$7,923,143,959" and insert "$7,951,539,229".

Page 43, strike lines 32 through 40.


(This amendment provides $21.7 million the first year and $28.4 million the second year from the general fund to restore funding for additional school counselor positions as required by House Bill 1508 (2020 Regular Session). Funds for this initiative were included in the budget passed in March, but were subsequently eliminated at reconvened session due to the pandemic. This amendment also eliminates language that was added at reconvened session superseding the provisions of House Bill 1508. A companion amendment in Item 482.20 restores funding for all other K-12 direct aid funding that was included in the budget passed during the 2020 regular session.)