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2014 Senate Bill 957: Expand state oversight of public school overspending
  1. Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on May 21, 2014, to establish a process whereby a public school district experiencing “conditions of fiscal stress, a deficit, or a potential financial emergency” can apply for “technical assistance” from the state including data analysis tools, so as to avoid further state intervention. The bill would also give the state Superintendent of Public Instruction or the state Treasurer the authority to require a public school district experiencing financial stress to submit periodic financial status reports as specified in the bill.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on May 21, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on December 3, 2014, to also require charter schools to file certain budget reports to the state. The amendment failed 17 to 21 in the Senate on December 3, 2014.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Passed 22 to 16 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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