Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1372

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 21-3-12.

Synopsis: Vocational education funding. For purposes of the vocational education formula that becomes effective in 2002, requires the department of workforce development to provide the department of education with a report listing whether the Indiana average wage level for each generally recognized labor category is a high wage, a moderate wage, or a less than moderate wage. Uses this wage report (along with the reports categorizing vocational education programs by employment demand) in determining the amount of the vocational education grants. Increases vocational education funding per pupil (from $230 to $400) for pupils enrolled in programs not covered by the employment demand categories. Reduces from $550 to $225 the amount a school corporation is entitled to receive for pupils receiving a certificate of achievement. Provides vocational education funding of $125 per pupil for pupils participating in a vocational education program involving coordination or collaboration between more than one school corporation. Changes the expiration date of the law governing vocational education grants from January 1, 2002, to January 1, 2004.

Effective: December 31, 2001; January 1, 2002.





Bauer




    January 11, 2000, read first time and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1372



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education finance.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 21-3-12-2; (00)IN1372.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 21-3-12-2 , AS AMENDED BY P.L.3-2000, SECTION 12, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002]: Sec. 2. (a) Before April 1 of each year, the department of workforce development shall provide the department of education with a report listing whether the Indiana labor market demand for each generally recognized labor category is more than moderate, moderate, or less than moderate. In the report, the department of workforce development shall categorize each of the vocational education programs using the following four (4) categories:
        (1) Programs that are addressing employment demand for individuals in labor market categories that are projected to need more than a moderate number of individuals.
        (2) Programs that are addressing employment demand for individuals in labor market categories that are projected to need a moderate number of individuals.
        (3) Programs that are addressing employment demand for individuals in labor market categories that are projected to need

less than a moderate number of individuals.
        (4) All apprenticeship programs cooperative education programs, and programs not covered by the employment demand categories of subdivisions (1) through (3) shall be included in this category.
     (b) Before April 1, the department of workforce development shall provide the department of education with a report listing whether the average wage level for each generally recognized labor category for which vocational education programs are offered is a high wage, a moderate wage, or a less than moderate wage.
    (c) In preparing the labor market demand report under subsection (a) and the average wage level report under subsection (b), the department of workforce development shall, if possible, list the labor market demand and the average wage level for specific regions or municipalities.
    (b) (d) If a new vocational education program is created by rule of the Indiana state board of education, the department of workforce development shall determine the category in which the program should be included.

SOURCE: IC 21-3-12-10; (00)IN1372.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 21-3-12-10 , AS ADDED BY P.L.273-1999, SECTION 146, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002]: Sec. 10. Beginning in 2002, the amount of the vocational education grant for 2001 is the sum of the following amounts:
        STEP ONE: The number of pupils described in section 5 section 5(a) of this chapter (certificates of achievement) multiplied by five two hundred fifty twenty-five dollars ($550). ($225).
        STEP TWO: The number of pupils described in section 6 of this chapter (more than a moderate labor market need) multiplied by one thousand dollars ($1,000).
        STEP THREE: The number of pupils described in section 7 of this chapter (a moderate labor market need) multiplied by seven hundred dollars ($700).
        STEP FOUR: The number of pupils described in section 8 of this chapter (less than a moderate labor market need) multiplied by three hundred dollars ($300).
        STEP TWO: For each vocational program provided by the school corporation:
            (A) the number of credit hours of the program (either one (1) credit, two (2) credits, or three (3) credits); multiplied by
            (B) the number of students enrolled in the program;

multiplied by
            (C) the following applicable amount:
                (i) Two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225), in the case of a program described in section 6 of this chapter.
                (ii) One hundred fifty dollars ($150), in the case of a program described in section 7 of this chapter.
                (iii) Seventy-five dollars ($75), in the case of a program described in section 8 of this chapter.
        STEP THREE: For each vocational program provided by the school corporation:
            (A) the number of credit hours of the program (either one (1) credit, two (2) credits, or three (3) credits); multiplied by
            (B) the number of students enrolled in the program; multiplied by
            (C) the following applicable amount:
                (i) Two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225), in the case of a program addressing employment demand in job categories listed under section 2(b) of this chapter as high wage.
                (ii) One hundred fifty dollars ($150), in the case of a program addressing employment demand in job categories listed under section 2(b) of this chapter as moderate wage.
                (iii) Seventy-five dollars ($75), in the case of a program addressing employment demand in job categories listed under section 2(b) of this chapter as less than moderate wage.

        STEP FIVE: STEP FOUR: The number of pupils described in section 9 of this chapter (all other programs) multiplied by two four hundred thirty dollars ($230). ($400).
Of the above allocation in STEPS TWO through FIVE, twenty dollars ($20) per pupil is to be used for area coordination.
         STEP FIVE: The number of pupils participating in a vocational education program involving coordination or collaboration between more than one (1) school corporation multiplied by one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125). The department of education shall adopt rules to be used in determining if a program qualifies for funding under this STEP.

SOURCE: IC 21-3-12-11; (00)IN1372.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 21-3-12-11 , AS ADDED BY P.L.273-1999, SECTION 146, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS

[EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002]: Sec. 11. If a school corporation determines that the categories of vocational education programs issued by the department of workforce development under section 2 of this chapter are not representative of the employment demand in the region or municipality surrounding the school corporation, the school corporation may petition the department of workforce development to recategorize for the school corporation the vocational education programs offered by the school corporation according to the employment demand in the region or municipality surrounding the school corporation. The petition must include information supporting the school corporation's determination that the categories of vocational education programs by the department of workforce development under section 2 of this chapter are not representative of the employment demand in the region or municipality surrounding the school corporation.

SOURCE: IC 21-3-12-12; (00)IN1372.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 21-3-12-12 , AS ADDED BY P.L.273-1999, SECTION 146, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 31, 2001]: Sec. 12. This chapter expires January 1, 2002. 2004.