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2017 Senate Bill 574: Require ISDs share “enhancement” property taxes with charter schools
Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on September 14, 2017 To require revenue extracted by future “regional enhancement” property taxes that are levied by Intermediate School Districts and distributed to conventional public school districts to also be shared with public charter schools within the ISD district.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on September 14, 2017
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on September 14, 2017
Reported in the Senate on October 11, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on October 17, 2017 To only distribute ISD "enhancement" property tax revenue to charter schools in existence when the tax hike is approved by voters.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 17, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on October 18, 2017 To require any property or assets acquired by a charter school using any money from an ISD "enhancement" tax is considered public property and not owned by managers or board members of the charter.
The amendment failed 15 to 22 in the Senate on October 18, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on October 18, 2017 To require charter schools to pay into the underfunded school pension system as a condition of getting any revenue fron an ISD "enhancement" tax, even though charter employees get no benefits from the state-run system.
The amendment failed 12 to 25 in the Senate on October 18, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on October 18, 2017 To require a charter school to have an elected board of trustees in order to get any revenue from an ISD "enhancement" tax.
The amendment failed 12 to 25 in the Senate on October 18, 2017.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Judy Emmons (R) on October 18, 2017 To require a charter school that gets any revenue from an ISD "enhancement" tax to use that money to benefit a school building within the ISD, and only allow it to get the money if at least 80 percent of its students live within the ISD district.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 18, 2017
Passed 23 to 14 in the Senate on October 18, 2017.
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(same description)
To require revenue extracted by future “regional enhancement” property taxes that are levied by Intermediate School Districts and distributed to conventional public school districts to also be shared with public charter schools within the ISD district.
Received in the House on October 18, 2017
Referred to the House Education Reform Committee on October 18, 2017
Reported in the House on November 2, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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