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2014 Senate Bill 953: Expand state oversight of public school overspending
Introduced by Sen. Howard Walker (R) on May 21, 2014 To authorize appointment by the governor of an Emergency Manager for a public school district that fails to comply with an “enhanced deficit elimination plan” required by Senate Bill 952 for a district whose first plan failed to fix the problem, or is in “rapidly declining financial circumstances”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on May 21, 2014
Reported in the Senate on December 2, 2014 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 3, 2014 To eliminate a tie-bar to Senate Bill 956, meaning this bill can still become law if that one does not. SB 956 would revise details of a law that allows the state to loan money to a public school district that has a deficit and an approved plan to eliminate it.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 3, 2014
Passed 23 to 15 in the Senate on December 3, 2014 (same description)
To authorize appointment by the governor of an Emergency Manager for a public school district that fails to comply with an “enhanced deficit elimination plan” required by Senate Bill 952 for a district whose first plan failed to fix the problem, or is in “rapidly declining financial circumstances”.
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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