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2005 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Introduced)

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Direct Aid to Public Education

Item 147

Item 147

First Year - FY2005Second Year - FY2006
Financial Assistance for Special State Revenue Sharing (17700)
     a sum sufficient, estimated at
$1,390,553,657
$1,447,100,774
$1,467,025,200
$1,531,200,000
Financial Assistance for Sales Tax Revenue Sharing, A Sum Sufficient, Estimated at (17701)FY2005 $995,553,657
$1,000,900,000
FY2006 $1,065,025,200
$1,089,400,000
Financial Assistance for Lottery Proceeds Revenue Sharing (17702)FY2005 $395,000,000
$446,200,774
FY2006 $402,000,000
$441,800,000
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2005 $1,390,553,657
$1,447,100,774
FY2006 $1,467,025,200
$1,531,200,000

Authority: §§ 58.1-638, 58.1-4023, Code of Virginia.


A.1. This appropriation is for distribution to counties, cities and towns a portion of net revenue from the state sales and use tax, in support of the Standards of Quality (Title 22.1, Chapter 13.2, Code of Virginia) (See the Attorney General's opinion of August 3, 1982).


2. Certification of payments and distribution of this appropriation shall be made by the State Comptroller.


3. The distribution of the Special State Revenue Sharing (Sales Tax) funds shall be made in equal bimonthly payments at the middle and end of each month.


B.1. This appropriation includes $395,000,000 $446,200,774 the first year and $402,000,000 $441,800,000 the second year from the general fund as the state payment for the lottery profits, to be deposited into the general fund pursuant to § 3-1.01 G of this act.


2. Out of this appropriation, an amount estimated at $19,774,792 $18,894,385 the first year and $20,037,805 $18,995,902 the second year shall be transferred to Item 146 to fund a portion of the state's share of the Standards of Quality prevention, intervention, and remediation program in Item 146 C 7.


3. Out of this appropriation, $229,862,963 $261,853,355 the first year and $233,990,041 $259,094,351 the second year shall be used, together with funds appropriated in Item 146, to fund the state's share of Basic Aid Payments as determined in Item 146 C 2.


4. Out of this appropriation, an amount estimated at $145,356,607 $165,453,034 the first year and $147,968,369 $163,709,747 the second year shall be disbursed by the Department of Education to local school divisions to support the state share of an estimated $218.69 $250.50 per pupil the first year and $220.08 $245.54 per pupil the second year in adjusted average daily membership. These funds shall be matched by the local government, based on the composite index of local ability-to-pay. Further, in order to receive this funding, the locality in which the school division is located shall appropriate these funds solely for educational purposes and shall not use such funds to reduce total local operating expenditures for public education below the amount expended by the locality for such purposes in the year upon which the 2004-06 biennial Standards of Quality expenditure data were based; provided however, that no locality shall be required to maintain a per pupil expenditure which is greater than the per pupil amount expended by the locality for such purposes in the year upon which the 2004-06 biennial Standards of Quality expenditure data were based.


5. Of the amounts listed in B 4 above, no more than 50 percent shall be used for recurring costs and at least 50 percent shall be spent on nonrecurring expenditures by the relevant school divisions. Nonrecurring costs shall include school construction, additions, infrastructure, site acquisition, renovations, technology, and other expenditures related to modernizing classroom equipment, and debt service payments on school projects completed during the last 10 years.


6. Any lottery funds provided to school divisions in the first year from this Item that are unexpended as of June 30, 2005, and June 30, 2006, shall be carried on the books of the locality to be appropriated to the school division in the following year.