State of Illinois
91st General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT relating to education funding.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  1.  Short  title.   This Act may be cited as the
 5    Increased Funding for Public Schools Act.

 6        Section 5.  Educational appropriations.   Beginning  with
 7    fiscal  year 2000 and in each fiscal year thereafter, subject
 8    to the provisions of Section 10  of  this  Act,  the  General
 9    Assembly  shall  appropriate  for  public  school educational
10    programs an amount that is equal to or exceeds  the  sum  of:
11    (a)  the  total  amount  appropriated  from general funds for
12    public school educational programs  during  the  fiscal  year
13    immediately   preceding   the   fiscal  year  for  which  the
14    appropriation is being made; and (b) 51% of total new general
15    funds  available  for  spending  from  estimated  growth   in
16    revenues  and  funds  available  because  of budgeted program
17    growth  and  decline  in  the  fiscal  year  for  which   the
18    appropriation is being made.

19        Section  10.  Governor's  budget.   Beginning with fiscal
20    year 2001 and in each fiscal year  thereafter,  the  Governor
21    shall  include  in his or her annual budget an allocation for
22    public school  educational  programs  that  conforms  to  the
23    provisions of this Act.

24        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
25    becoming law.

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