Maine LD 56: An Act To Limit Increases in the State’s Share of Funding for Kindergarten to Grade 12 Public Education

LD 56 (subjects: REVENUE SHARING , DISTRIBUTION )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=56&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Timothy Theriault of China: (R – District 79) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

3 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/14/2015 House Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
1/20/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Langley of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, in concurrence.
3/3/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Limit Increases in the State’s Share of Funding for Kindergarten to Grade 12 Public Education

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA 15671, sub- 1-B is enacted to read:

1-B. Limitation on increase in state funding for kindergarten to grade 12 public education. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, once the state share percentage of the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 reaches 55% pursuant to subsection 7, paragraph B, funding for the State’s share may not exceed the prior fiscal year’s share multiplied by one plus the most recent percentage of annual increase in the Consumer Price Index.

SUMMARY

This bill limits the State’s share of the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 to no more than the prior fiscal year’s share multiplied by one plus the most recent percentage of annual increase in the Consumer Price Index once the state share percentage reaches 55%.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 56 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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