2013 Senate Bill 423

House Roll Call 786: Passed

To require the state budget agency to contract for a study to determine how much money per student is needed for a public school to educate students sufficiently well to meet state graduation requirements. Democrats have sought this for several years, and reportedly its adoption by a Republican-controlled legislature is in return for Democratic votes on a sales tax increase that is part of a $1.945 billion tax hike for road repairs and other spending.

72 Yeas / 38 Nays
Democrat (47 Yeas / 4 Nays)
Republican (25 Yeas / 34 Nays)