Bill Text For HB1323 - Introduced

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 2|             1st Session of the 57th Legislature (2019)                |
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 3|HOUSE BILL 1323                      By: Albright                      |
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 7|       An Act relating to education; amending Section 1,               |
  |       Chapter 191, O.S.L. 2017 (70 O.S. Supp. 2018, Section           |
 8|       1-124), which relates to per-pupil expenditures;                |
  |       mandating state per-pupil expenditure to meet or                |
 9|       exceed the regional average per-pupil expenditure;              |
  |       specifying calculation to determine regional average;           |
10|       providing an effective date; and declaring an                   |
  |       emergency.                                                      |
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14|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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15|    SECTION 1.     AMENDATORY     Section 1, Chapter 191, O.S.L.       |
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16|2017 (70 O.S. Supp. 2018, Section 1-124), is amended to read as        |
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17|follows:                                                               |
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18|    Section 1-124.  A.  Unless otherwise specifically defined,         |
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19|"per-pupil expenditure" shall mean the aggregate current               |
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20|expenditures of school districts, from all funding sources including   |
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21|federal funds, state funds and local funds, plus the direct support    |
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22|aggregate current expenditures of the state for the day-to-day         |
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23|operations of schools and school districts from all funding sources    |
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24|including federal funds, divided by the aggregate student membership   |
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 1|number for the same fiscal year for which the expenditures are         |
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 2|determined.  The aggregate student membership number shall be the      |
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 3|count of students enrolled on October 1 or the school day closest to   |
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 4|October 1 to whom school districts in the state provide a public       |
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 5|education.  The aggregate current expenditures shall include without   |
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 6|limitation the following categories of expenditures:                   |
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 7|    1.  Instruction;                                                   |
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 8|    2.  Support services for students;                                 |
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 9|    3.  Support services for instructional staff;                      |
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10|    4.  Support services for general administration;                   |
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11|    5.  Support services for school administration;                    |
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12|    6.  Support services for business;                                 |
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13|    7.  Operation and maintenance of plant services;                   |
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14|    8.  Student transportation services;                               |
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15|    9.  Child nutrition services; and                                  |
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16|    10.  Enterprise services.                                          |
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17|    B.  Aggregate current expenditures shall not include               |
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18|expenditures for adult and community education, facilities             |
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19|acquisition and construction services, debt services, property and     |
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20|other expenditures not related to the day-to-day operations.           |
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21|    C.  The provisions of subsection A of this section shall apply     |
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22|when related to the expenditure of public funds by educational and     |
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23|governmental entities.  When reporting or publishing the per-pupil     |
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24|expenditure for any purpose, the State Department of Education shall   |
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 1|also report or publish each category of expenditure as listed in       |
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 2|subsection A of this section as well as the aggregate expenditure.     |
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 3|    D.  Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, the state            |
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 4|per-pupil expenditure shall meet or exceed the regional average        |
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 5|per-pupil expenditure.  For purposes of this subsection, the           |
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 6|regional average per-pupil expenditure shall be calculated using an    |
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 7|average of the per-pupil expenditure of each of the six states that    |
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 8|border Oklahoma as reported by the National Center for Education       |
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 9|Statistics in its most recent Revenues and Expenditures for Public     |
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10|Elementary and Secondary Education report.                             |
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11|    SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective July 1, 2019.          |
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12|    SECTION 3.  It being immediately necessary for the preservation    |
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13|of the public peace, health or safety, an emergency is hereby          |
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14|declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and    |
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15|be in full force from and after its passage and approval.              |
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17|    57-1-7370      EK     01/02/19                                     |
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