1| STATE OF OKLAHOMA | | | 2| 1st Session of the 56th Legislature (2017) | | | 3|COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE | |FOR | 4|HOUSE BILL NO. 1578 By: Caldwell | | | 5| | | | 6| | | | 7| COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE | | | 8| An act relating to schools; creating the School | | Finance Review Commission Act; creating the School | 9| Finance Review Commission; designating membership, | | appointing authorities and terms; providing for staff | 10| and administrative support; prohibiting travel | | reimbursement; requiring Commission to conduct | 11| certain review and issue certain reports; providing | | for codification; and providing an effective date. | 12| | | | 13| | | | 14|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA: | | | 15| SECTION 1. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified | | | 16|in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 3-117.1 of Title 70, unless | | | 17|there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows: | | | 18| This act shall be known and may be cited as the "School Finance | | | 19|Review Commission Act". | | | 20| SECTION 2. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified | | | 21|in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 3-117.2 of Title 70, unless | | | 22|there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows: | | | 23| | | | 24| | | | Req. No. 7253 Page 1 ___________________________________________________________________________
1| A. There is hereby created until January 1, 2025, in accordance | | | 2|with the Oklahoma Sunset Law, the School Finance Review Commission | | | 3|consisting of: | | | 4| 1. A lay person appointed by the Governor whose term shall | | | 5|begin on January 1, 2018, and shall expire on December 31, 2018; | | | 6| 2. A lay person appointed by the Lieutenant Governor whose term | | | 7|shall begin on January 1, 2018, and shall expire on December 31, | | | 8|2019; | | | 9| 3. A lay person appointed by the Speaker of the Oklahoma House | | | 10|of Representatives whose term shall begin on January 1, 2018, and | | | 11|shall expire on December 31, 2020; | | | 12| 4. A lay person appointed by the Minority Leader of the | | | 13|Oklahoma House of Representatives whose term shall begin on January | | | 14|1, 2018, and shall expire on December 31, 2018; | | | 15| 5. A lay person appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the | | | 16|Oklahoma State Senate whose term shall begin on January 1, 2018, and | | | 17|shall expire on December 31, 2019; | | | 18| 6. A lay person appointed by the Minority Leader of the | | | 19|Oklahoma State Senate whose term shall begin on January 1, 2018, and | | | 20|shall expire on December 31, 2020; | | | 21| 7. The Executive Director of the Office of Educational Quality | | | 22|and Accountability or his or her designee who is an employee of the | | | 23|Office of Educational Quality and Accountability which shall be an | | | 24|ex officio and nonvoting position; and | | | Req. No. 7253 Page 2 ___________________________________________________________________________
1| 8. The State Superintendent or his or her designee who is an | | | 2|employee of the State Department of Education which shall be an ex | | | 3|officio and nonvoting member. | | | 4| B. Thereafter persons shall be appointed by the appointing | | | 5|authority for terms of three (3) years beginning on January 1, or | | | 6|until the Commission expires. Any vacancy shall be filled by the | | | 7|appointing authority for the remainder of the unexpired term. | | | 8| C. No person shall be appointed to the Commission who at the | | | 9|time of his or her appointment is an elected official. Any person | | | 10|who is appointed to the Commission who subsequently becomes an | | | 11|elected official during his or her term on the Commission shall be | | | 12|required to vacate his or her position on the Commission. | | | 13| D. The Educational Quality and Accountability Commission shall | | | 14|provide staff and administrative support to the Commission. The | | | 15|State Department of Education shall assist the Educational Quality | | | 16|and Accountability Commission as needed in providing staff and | | | 17|administrative support to the Commission. | | | 18| E. The Commission shall hold its meetings in compliance with | | | 19|the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act. | | | 20| F. No person appointed to the Commission shall be permitted to | | | 21|receive travel reimbursement. | | | 22| SECTION 3. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified | | | 23|in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 3-117.3 of Title 70, unless | | | 24|there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows: | | | Req. No. 7253 Page 3 ___________________________________________________________________________
1| A. The School Finance Review Commission shall conduct a review | | | 2|of all matters related to school finance, including but not limited | | | 3|to teacher compensation, benefits and administration costs. | | | 4| B. The Commission shall submit a report of its findings to the | | | 5|Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of | | | 6|the House of Representatives no later than January 1, 2019, and in | | | 7|subsequent years on January 1, 2022, and January 1, 2025. | | | 8| SECTION 4. This act shall become effective November 1, 2017. | | | 9| | | | 10| 56-1-7253 JM 03/02/17 | | | 11| | | | 12| | | | 13| | | | 14| | | | 15| | | | 16| | | | 17| | | | 18| | | | 19| | | | 20| | | | 21| | | | 22| | | | 23| | | | 24| | | | Req. No. 7253 Page 4© 2010-18 eCapitol, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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