Bill Text For SB0002 - Engrossed

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  |BILL NO. 2                           By: Bergstrom of the Senate       |
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  |                                         Hasenbeck of the House        |
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 6|       An Act relating to school finances; amending Section            |
  |       4, Chapter 379, O.S.L. 2017 (70 O.S. Supp. 2020,                |
 7|       Section 3-117.3), which relates to the School Finance           |
  |       Review Commission; directing the commission to                  |
 8|       conduct a review of certain matters; providing an               |
  |       effective date; and declaring an emergency.                     |
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11|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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12|    SECTION 1.     AMENDATORY     Section 4, Chapter 379, O.S.L.       |
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13|2017 (70 O.S. Supp. 2020, Section 3-117.3), is amended to read as      |
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14|follows:                                                               |
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15|    Section 3-117.3.  A.  The School Finance Review Commission shall   |
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16|conduct a review of all matters related to school finance, including   |
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17|but not limited to teacher:                                            |
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18|    1.  Teacher compensation, and benefits and administration;         |
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19|    2.  Administrative costs including administrative functions that   |
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20|may be shared between school districts;                                |
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21|    3.  Opportunities for school districts to be operated in a         |
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22|cost-effective manner;                                                 |
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 1|    4.  Variances in per-pupil and administrative expenditures among   |
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 2|school districts with comparable enrollment, demographics and          |
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 3|outcomes on statewide assessments; and                                 |
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 4|    5.  Expenditures that are not directly or sufficiently related     |
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 5|to improving student outcomes.                                         |
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 6|    B.  The Commission shall submit a report of its findings to the    |
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 7|Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of   |
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 8|the House of Representatives no later than December 31, 2023, and      |
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 9|every subsequent four (4) years by December 31.                        |
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10|    SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective July 1, 2021.          |
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11|    SECTION 3.  It being immediately necessary for the preservation    |
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12|of the public peace, health or safety, an emergency is hereby          |
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13|declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and    |
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14|be in full force from and after its passage and approval.              |
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15|    Passed the Senate the 1st day of March, 2021.                      |
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19|    Passed the House of Representatives the ____ day of __________,    |
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