SB 104-1_ Filed 02/25/2004, 07:51 Kersey


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HOUSE MOTION ____

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MR. SPEAKER:

    I move that Engrossed Senate Bill 104 be amended to read as follows:

SOURCE: Page 4, line 25; (04)MO010402.4. -->     Page 4, after line 25, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: ; (04)MO010402.4. -->     "SECTION 4. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] ( a) As used in this SECTION, "department" refers to the department of education.
    (b) As used in this SECTION, "P-16 plan" refers to the strategic plans adopted by the Indiana education roundtable on October 23, 2003, entitled "P-16 Plan for Improving Student Achievement".
    (c) The department shall administer a comprehensive study on the costs of adequately funding:
        (1) P.L.221-1999 in conjunction with P.L.146-1999; and
        (2) the P-16 plan.
    (d) In administering the study, the department shall:
        (1) contract with a school finance policy firm that meets the qualifications set forth in subsection (e); and
        (2) notwithstanding P.L.224-2003, SECTION 9, use resources available to the education roundtable under P.L.224-2003, SECTION 9.
    (e) To be eligible to conduct the study, a school finance policy firm must meet the following qualifications:
        (1) Be approved by the state budget committee.
        (2) Be nationally recognized.
        (3) Specialize in school funding and funding adequacy issues.
        (4) Employ generally accepted methodologies in reaching conclusions and recommendations.
    (f) Before December 1, 2004, the department shall report the results of the study, including the conclusions and recommendations of the school finance policy firm that conducts the study, to the general assembly in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6.
    (g) Notwithstanding IC 20-10.2-5 and IC 20-10.2-6:
        (1) a public school may not be placed in the lowest category or designation of school performance; and
        (2) sanctions otherwise available to be imposed against a public school that fails to make requisite improvements may not be carried out;
until the school has received for at least three (3) years adequate funding to carry out the school's improvement plan, as described in IC 20-10.2-3.
    (h) This SECTION expires July 1, 2012.

SOURCE: ; (04)MO010402.5. -->     SECTION 5. An emergency is declared for this act.".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to ESB 104 as printed February 20, 2004.)

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Representative Kersey


MO010402/DI 71     2004