BILL SUMMARY for SB09-181
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
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|Refer Senate Bill 09-181 to the Committee of the W||PASS|
The meeting came to order. A quorum was present.
11:13 AM -- Senate Bill 09-181
Senator Tapia, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 09-181, a bill that eliminates the requirement that the General Assembly adopt an annual resolution certifying the amount of State Education Fund money available for appropriation for the next fiscal year. Senator Tapia explained that the bill was recommended by the Joint Budget Committee (JBC). He distributed a summary of the bill (Attachment A), a copy of House Joint Resolution 08-1011, adopted in 2008 (Attachment B) and a report on the State Education Fund prepared by Legislative Council Staff (LCS) (Attachment C). Senator Tapia said the resolution summarizes what is already being reported in the LCS report, and responded to questions from the committee about the annual report and related resolutions.
Discussion ensued about whether the resolution gives non-JBC legislators an opportunity each year to discuss education issues. Discussion also ensued about the maintenance of effort provision in state law.
Senator Sandoval passed the gavel to Senator Hudak to chair the meeting and was excused to present a bill in another committee. The committee continued to discuss the annual report prepared by LCS.
No witnesses were signed up to testify on the bill. Senator Hudak closed public testimony, and Senator Sandoval returned to the meeting and resumed her role as chair.
|TIME: || 11:30:47 AM|
|MOTION:||Refer Senate Bill 09-181 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed 6-1.|
Final YES: 6 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
The committee recessed.