90th General Assembly
Summary of HB2802
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SCH CD-TRANSPORTN REIMBURSMNT                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the School Code.  Provides that school districts providing      
   free pupil transportation services for the first  time  during  fiscal      
   years 1999-2000, 2000-2001, or 2001-2002 may receive State funding for      
   those  services  for  the  first such year in which those services are      
   provided  from  a  separate  appropriation  made  for  that   purpose.      
   Establishes the formula under which the amount of a district's funding      
   is determined and provides for quarterly payment of that amount during      
   the  school  year  in  which the transportation services are provided.      
   Effective immediately.                                                      
          FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)                               
          For 10,000 students at $150 per pupil, approximately $1.5 mil.       
          would be needed to fully fund the first year.                        
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (SBE)                                     
          No change from SBE fiscal note.                                      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          105 ILCS 5/29-3                                                      
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/29-18 new                                                 
        Changes the title and  replaces  everything  after  the  enacting      
   clause.    Restores,  as a new Section of the School Code, the changes      
   proposed by the bill as  introduced.   Adds  that  State  funding  for      
   school districts furnishing free transportation services for the first      
   time  may  be  provided  under  a start-up grant program that is to be      
   administered by the State Board of Education and  that  is  to  assist      
   school  districts  that are not providing free pupil transportation on      
   the amendatory Act's  effective  date.   Provides  that  if  a  school      
   district  receives start-up grant funding under the program it may not      
   claim reimbursement under other provisions  of  the  School  Code  for      
   costs  associated with transporting students who are transported using      
   start-up grant funds.  Repeals the Section of  the  School  Code  that      
   creates the program on June 30, 2001.  Effective immediately.               
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (SBE)                                            
          No change from previous note.                                        
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (SBE)                             
          No change from previous note.                                        
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Replaces  the  provisions  concerning  the  grant   program   for      
   first-time  transportation  costs with provisions creating a new pupil      
   transportation interest-free start-up loan program  to  assist  school      
   districts  that  are  not  providing  free  transportation  (with  the      
   provisions  of  the  grant  program  now applying to the loan program,      
   except that the school district is allowed to claim reimbursement  for      
   transportation  costs).   Provides  that  funds  shall  be  repaid  by      
   subtracting  one-tenth  of  the amount of the loan from the amount due      
   for the school district's reimbursement claim each year.                    
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0756

   Last action date: 98-08-14

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   1


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