SB 598-1_ Filed 02/03/2005, 10:14
Adopted 2/3/2005

COMMITTEE REPORT

MADAM PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Education and Career Development, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 598, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

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    (d) The department shall distribute federal charter school start-up grants to eligible organizers in a timely manner according to the department's published guidelines for distributing the grants.
    (e) The department shall compile a biannual report and submit the report to the state office of federal grants and procurement and to charter school organizers and sponsors. The report submitted under this subsection must contain the following information for grants distributed under this section:
        (1) Beginning and end dates for each grant cycle.
        (2) The dates on which:
            (A) grant applications and requests for renewal were received; and
            (B) grants were awarded.
        (3) The amount of each grant awarded.
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    Page 3, delete lines 26 through 27.
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    Page 4, line 1, after "Provide" insert " solely".
    Page 4, line 5, delete "computer." and insert " computer;
if the instructional services are provided to students enrolled in the charter school in a manner that complies with any procedures adopted by the department concerning online and computer instruction in public schools.
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    (Reference is to SB 598 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

Committee Vote: Yeas 7, Nays 3.

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    Lubbers
Chairperson


CR059801/DI 71    2005