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2014 Senate Bill 954: Expand state oversight of public school overspending
  1. Introduced by Sen. Howard Walker (R) on May 21, 2014, to give the Department Treasury the authority to withhold state school aid payments “to incentivize” an overspending school district that fails to submit an acceptable “deficit elimination plan” as required by Senate Bill 952, or which falls more deeply into financial trouble and must operate under an “enhanced” deficit plan.   Full 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.
    1. Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate on December 3, 2014, to give the Department Treasury the authority to withhold state school aid payments “to incentivize” an overspending school district that fails to submit an acceptable “deficit elimination plan” as required by Senate Bill 952, or which falls more deeply into financial trouble and must operate under an “enhanced” deficit plan.
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  2. 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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