90th General Assembly
Summary of SB1246
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SCHOOLS-AID-SUPPLEMENT GRANTS                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the School Code  and  the  General  State  Aid  Continuing      
   Appropriation Law.  For supplementary grants in aid, provides that the      
   amount  of  the  aggregate  general  State  aid  in  combination  with      
   supplemental  general  State  aid  for  which  each school district is      
   eligible for the 1998-1999 school year and any subsequent school  year      
   (instead  of just the 1998-1999 school year) shall be no less than the      
   amount of  the  aggregate  general  State  aid  entitlement  that  was      
   received  by  the district for the 1997-98 school year and removes the      
   provision that requires the supplementary payments that districts  are      
   to  receive to be prorated if the amount appropriated is insufficient.      
   Adds references to provisions concerning supplementary grants  in  aid      
   to the General State Aid Continuing Appropriation Law.  Effective July      
   1, 1998.                                                                    
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/27-12                from Ch. 122, par. 27-12             
        Further amends the  School  Code.   Requires  all  public  school      
   teachers to teach pupils discipline and respect for others.                 
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (State Board of Education)                       
          Increased hold harmless funding projections: FY99, no change         
          ($56 M currently); FY2000, $70 M ($64 M currently); FY01,            
          $91 M ($73 M currently).                                             
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (SBE)                             
          No change from SBE fiscal note, H-am 1.                              
        CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 1. (Adopted in House only)             
        Recommends that the House recede from H-am 1.                          
        Recommends that the bill be amended as follows:                        
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/19-1                 from Ch. 122, par. 19-1              
          105 ILCS 230/5-15                                                    
          105 ILCS 230/5-20                                                    
        Further amends the Section concerning the basis for apportionment      
   of general State financial aid and supplemental general State aid.  In      
   provisions concerning available local resources,  provides  that,  for      
   school  districts  maintaining grades 9 through 12, local property tax      
   revenues  per  pupil  shall  be  the  applicable  equalized   assessed      
   valuation  of  the district multiplied by 1.10% (instead of 1.20%) and      
   divided  by  the  district's  Average  Daily  Attendance  figure.   In      
   provisions concerning equalized assessed valuation data, provides that      
   the real property equalized assessed valuation for a  school  district      
   shall  be  adjusted  by  subtracting  from  the real property value an      
   amount computed by dividing the amount of any abatement  of  taxes  by      
   1.10%  (instead  of 1.20%) for a district maintaining grades 9 through      
   12 and adjusted by an amount computed by dividing the  amount  of  any      
   abatement  of  taxes  by  1.10%  (instead  of  1.20%).  In  provisions      
   concerning  supplemental  general  State  aid,  changes  the manner of      
   determining the Low Income Concentration Level of school districts  of      
   less  than  500,000 inhabitants for the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 school      
   years. Amends  the  School  Construction  Law  and  the  School  Code.      
   Requires the Capital Development Board to certify to a school district      
   that  has  been  issued  a grant entitlement for a school construction      
   project the amount of the project  cost  that  the  district  will  be      
   required to finance with non-grant funds.  Authorizes such a district,      
   if  it  has  no  unused  bonding  capacity or if its remaining bonding      
   capacity is less than the amount certified by the Capital  Development      
   Board,  to by referendum incur additional indebtedness by the issuance      
   of school construction project bonds in an amount  not  exceeding  the      
   project  cost  that  the  district  must finance with non-grant funds.      
   Makes  other  related  changes.   The  provisions  concerning   school      
   construction effective immediately.                                         
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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