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2014 Senate Bill 951: Expand state oversight of public school overspending
  1. Introduced by Sen. Howard Walker (R) on May 21, 2014, to expand the scope of a law that prescribes processes and requirements for correcting local government deficit spending, so that it also applies to public school districts. Districts that fail to follow the steps required under a deficit elimination plan could have 10 percent of their state funding withheld until they comply.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on May 21, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 2, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
  2. Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate on December 3, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on December 3, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Financial Liability Reform Committee on December 3, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on December 11, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

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