SB 334: "An Act requiring a separate appropriation bill for funding public education; providing for an increase in the base student allocation used in the formula for state funding of public education; establishing a date by which the bill funding public education must be transmitted to the governor; and providing for an effective date."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 334 01 "An Act requiring a separate appropriation bill for funding public education; providing 02 for an increase in the base student allocation used in the formula for state funding of 03 public education; establishing a date by which the bill funding public education must be 04 transmitted to the governor; and providing for an effective date." 05 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 06 * Section 1. AS 14.17 is amended by adding a new section to read: 07 Sec. 14.17.302. Appropriations for funding public education. The 08 governor shall, before the fourth legislative day of each regular session, submit to the 09 legislature a separate appropriation bill limited to appropriations to carry out 10 AS 14.17.400 - 14.17.490 for the succeeding fiscal year. The legislature shall, by 11 April 1 of each year, pass and transmit to the governor a bill making appropriations to 12 carry out AS 14.17.400 - 14.17.490 for the succeeding fiscal year. 13 * Sec. 2. AS 14.17.470 is amended to read: 14 Sec. 14.17.470. Base student allocation. The base student allocation is
01 $4,500 [$4,169]. 02 * Sec. 3. AS 37.07.020(a) is amended to read: 03 (a) The governor shall prepare a budget for the succeeding fiscal year that 04 must cover all estimated receipts, including all grants, loans, and money received from 05 the federal government and all proposed expenditures of the state government. The 06 budget shall be organized so that the proposed expenditures for each agency are 07 presented separately. The budget must be accompanied by the information required 08 under AS 37.07.050 and by the following separate bills: (1) an appropriation bill 09 authorizing the operating and capital expenditures of the state's integrated 10 comprehensive mental health program under AS 37.14.003(a); (2) an appropriation 11 bill authorizing state operating expenditures other than those included in the state's 12 integrated comprehensive mental health program or in the bill funding public 13 education under AS 14.17.400 - 14.17.490; (3) an appropriation bill authorizing 14 capital expenditures other than those included in the state's integrated comprehensive 15 mental health program; (4) an appropriation bill funding public education under 16 AS 14.17.400 - 14.17.490; and (5) [(4)] a bill or bills covering recommendations, if 17 any, in the budget for new or additional revenue. The budget for the succeeding fiscal 18 year and each of the bills shall become public information on December 15, at which 19 time the governor shall submit copies to the legislature and make copies available to 20 the public. The bills, identical in content to the copies released on December 15, shall 21 be delivered to the rules committee of each house before the fourth legislative day of 22 the next regular session for introduction. 23 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect July 1, 2004.