Introduced by Rep. Aaron Miller (R) on February 26, 2019 To provide a “template” or “place holder” for a Fiscal Year 2019-20 K-12 School Aid budget. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 26, 2019
Reported in the House on June 12, 2019 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Aaron Miller (R) on June 13, 2019 To increase the amount the state can borrow to manage cash flow related to disbursing school aid fund and other money to school districts.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Tommy Brann (R) on June 13, 2019 To add $85 million for preschool programs.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2019
Substitute offered by Rep. Brenda Carter (D) on June 13, 2019 To adopt a version of this budget that reflects the preferences of Democratic lawmakers.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2019
Passed 56 to 53 in the House on June 13, 2019. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". The House version of the fiscal year 2019-2020 K-12 school aid budget. This would appropriate $15.047 billion in gross spending, of which $1.749 billion is federal money, and the rest is from state and local taxes and fees. School districts in the lower funding tier would get a $180 per pupil increase, and districts that have higher funding would get $120 more per student.
Received in the Senate on June 18, 2019
Referred to the Senate on June 18, 2019
Passed 22 to 15 in the Senate on June 18, 2019. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". To "zero-out" all of the appropriations in the House-passed version of this budget, leaving it as just a "shell" or "placeholder." This is a procedural device used for launching negotiations over the differences between the House and Senate budgets, and eventually for negotiating a final budget between a Republican-controlled legislature and a Democratic governor.
Passed 91 to 18 in the House on September 19, 2019. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". The conference report for K-12 school aid budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct 1, 2019. The bill appropriates $15.235 billion compared to $14.765 billion approved the previous year, of which $1.749 billion is federal money. The bill increases state "foundation allowance" payments to schools by $120 per pupil for higher-spending school districts, and $240 per pupil for districts that get less funding; the minimum amount per student rises from $7,871 to $8,111.