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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
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ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
1/24/06
2/9/06 HB
SHORT TITLE Study Public School Capital Outlay Changes
SB SJM 4/SFL#1
ANALYST Kehoe
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
NFI
NFI
NFI
NFI
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Public Education Department (PED)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of SFLR Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1 requests the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), in
consultation with the Public Education Department (PED), to also consider all proposals before
the 2006 Legislature in their study that would move all charter schools under a new division
within PED and the affect it will have on charter school capital outlay, including the impact of
direct legislative appropriations.
Synopsis of Original Bill
Senate Joint Memorial 4 requests the Department of Finance and Administration, in consultation
with the Public Education Department, to study the funding of capital improvements for charter
schools and other public schools and to make recommendations on reforming the public school
capital outlay process.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Senate Joint Memorial 4 requests the Department of Finance and Administration, in consultation
with the Public Education Department, to study the problems of adequate capital outlay funding
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for charter schools. The departments are further requested to make recommendations on sys-
temic reforms that will make the public school capital outlay process fair and equitable for char-
ter schools and other public schools.
In response to the Zuni litigation, it should be noted that the Public School Capital Outlay Over-
sight Task Force (PSCOOTF) and the Public School Capital Outlay Council have worked dili-
gently over the last several years to reform the public school capital outlay process in order to
provide a more equitable allocation of funds to all public schools statewide, including charter
schools situated in public-owned buildings. The task force is recommending legislation during
the 2006 that may address funding issues relevant to charter schools.
However, the legislation was not available at the time of this writing to include the task force
recommendations. According to PED, the executive is also recommending legislation during the
2006 Legislature that would place all charter schools under a single state authorizer, and the leg-
islation may contain provisions for affording charter schools greater access to capital outlay
funding. However, neither of the proposals for available for analysis at the time of this writing
to determine if the recommendations were in conflict with the study proposed by Senate Joint
Memorial 4..
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