Legislature(2003 - 2004)

04/16/2003 07:13 AM EDU

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Number 0484                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GATTO announced  that the following all deal  with the same                                                               
issue:  HOUSE  BILL NO. 26, "An Act relating  to the base student                                                               
allocation  used  in the  formula  for  state funding  of  public                                                               
education; and providing for an  effective date."; HOUSE BILL NO.                                                               
220, "An Act relating to the  base student allocation used in the                                                               
formula for state funding of  public education; and providing for                                                               
an effective  date."; HOUSE  BILL NO. 222,  "An Act  requiring an                                                               
annual inflation  adjustment of the base  student allocation used                                                               
in  the  formula  for  state funding  of  public  education;  and                                                               
providing for  an effective date.";  and HOUSE BILL NO.  233, "An                                                               
Act relating to  the base student allocation used  in the formula                                                               
for  state funding  of  public education;  and  providing for  an                                                               
effective date."  A subcommittee will  look at all of these bills                                                               
that deal  with money  for education funding  and will  bring one                                                               
bill back to the full committee  to deal with.  That subcommittee                                                               
will be composed of  Representative Seaton, chair; Representative                                                               
Wilson; and Representative Gara.   Chair Gatto said that he hopes                                                               
the funding  formula can get an  increase in funds.   He said the                                                               
members  are  concerned  about  kids and  education  and  want  a                                                               
foundation  formula  bill  to move  though  the  process  quickly                                                               
before  the   legislative  session  is   over.    He   hopes  the                                                               
subcommittee will  come back  to the full  committee at  the next                                                               
meeting with a  bill to address the formula.   [End of discussion                                                               
of HB 26, HB  220, HB 222, and HB 233, all of  which were sent to                                                               
a subcommittee.]                                                                                                                

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