91st General Assembly
Summary of HJRCA0019
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FUNDING PUBLIC EDUCATION                                                   

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Proposes to  amend  Section  1  of  Article  X  of  the  Illinois      
   Constitution.   Requires  the State to provide no less than 50% of the      
   funding for the system of  public  education.   Effective  upon  being      
   declared  adopted  in  accordance  with  Section  7  of  the  Illinois      
   Constitutional Amendment Act.                                               
          BALANCED BUDGET NOTE (Bureau of the Budget)                          
          Since HJRCA 19 is not a supplemental appropriation bill, the         
          Balanced Budget Note Act is inapplicable.                            
          STATE DEBT NOTE (Ill. Economic & Fiscal Commission)                  
          HJRCA #19 would not change the amount of authorization for           
          any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and,               
          therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.         
          HOME RULE NOTE (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)             
          HJRCA 19 relates to State funding of public education in Il-         
          linois, not to the activities of home rule units of government.      
          FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)                               
          The fiscal impact over time of HJRCA 19 is difficult to esti-        
          mate, as it requires the State to keep up with the growth of         
          the non-State portion of education funding, does not clarify         
          whether the State must match federal funds, and does not speci-      
          fically define what programs, or whether all local programs,         
          are included in the definition of "the system of public educa-       
          tion". The most recent data for school year 1998-1999 in             
          ISBE's "State, Local, and Federal Financing for Illinois             
          Public Schools" indicates the total receipts for common schools      
          was $15,559.0 million of which the State provided $5,654.4           
          million (or 36.34%). If HJRCA 19 had been law in school year         
          1998-1999 the additional State contribution would have been          
          $2,125.1 million.                                                    
          STATE MANDATES NOTE (State Board of Education)                       
          Same as SBE fiscal note.                                             
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

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


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