View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 4595 REPS. BINGHAM AND OTT proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 4595 (COUNCIL\DKA\3933SD12):

Reference is to Printer's Date 1/12/12--H.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:

/ SECTION 1.      Paragraph 1A.54, Section 1A, Part IB of Act 73 of 2011, is amended to read:

     "1A.54.      (SDE-EIA:IDEA Maintenance of Effort) Prior to the dispersal of funds appropriated in Section XI.A.1 Aid to Districts according to Proviso 1A.48 for Fiscal Year 2011-12, the department shall direct $45,481,854 $30,494,337 of the funds appropriated in Section XI.A.1 Aid To Districts to school districts and special schools for supplemental support of programs and services for students with disabilities, to meet the estimated maintenance of effort for IDEA. Funds provided for the maintenance of effort for IDEA may not be transferred to any other purpose and therefore are not subject to flexibility. The department shall distribute these funds using the current fiscal year one hundred thirty-five day Average Daily Membership. For continued compliance with the federal maintenance of efforts requirements of the IDEA, funding for children with disabilities must, to the extent practicable, be held harmless to budget cuts or reductions to the extent those funds are required to meet federal maintenance of effort requirements under the IDEA. In the event cuts to funds that are needed to maintain fiscal effort are necessary, when administering such cuts, the department must shall not reduce funding to support children with disabilities who qualify for services under the IDEA in a manner that is disproportionate to the level of overall reduction to state programs in general. By December 1, 2011 June 30, 2012, the department must shall submit an estimate of the IDEA MOE requirement to the General Assembly and the Governor." /

SECTION      2.      This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /

Renumber sections to conform.
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