EXPLANATION: Common Core Standards
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1,
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 340, after line 29, by adding an
appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/(Common Core Initiative) No funds shall be expended in the current fiscal year by the Department of Education, the Education Oversight Committee, or the State Board of Education to participate in, implement, or promote the Common Core State Standards Initiative until the State Department of Education issues a report analyzing potential cost increases or cost savings of the Common Core State Standards Initiative. The report must be submitted to the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee by January 4, 2013. Subsequent to the acceptance and approval of the financial report by the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, the State Board of Education, the Department of Education, and the Education Oversight Committee may adopt the Common Core State Standards Initiative. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.