View Amendment Current Amendment: 54 to Bill 419

Senator DAVIS proposed the following amendment (WAB\419C251.SM.WAB20):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:

/SECTION __. Chapter 20, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-20-85.(A) The State Department of Education shall annually publish reports detailing the revenues each school district receives from state, federal, and local sources. The report shall include the top ten statewide revenues sources for each such revenue category. In addition to this revenue information, the department shall publish the amount and percentage each school district expends on classroom instruction. For purposes of this section, 'classroom instruction' expenditures must be determined using the most recent accounting categories promulgated by the National Center for Education Statistics.

(B) Annually, the Office of Revenue and Fiscal Affairs, in conjunction with the department, shall publish state, federal, and local revenue sources and per-pupil comparisons for all fifty states. This per-pupil funding must be referred to as 'total per-pupil funding' for PK-12 public education.

(C) Before the first day of session annually, the State Department of Education shall provide the report in subsection (A) and the Office of Revenue and Fiscal Affairs shall provide the report in subsection (B) to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and they also shall publish these reports on their respective websites." /