Maine LD 794: An Act To Ensure That Funding to the University of Maine System Is Used Efficiently

LD 794 (subjects: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM , ADMINISTRATION )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=794&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Ben Chipman of Portland: (D – District 40) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/10/2015 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.
3/11/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Langley of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, in concurrence.
4/14/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Ensure That Funding to the University of Maine System Is Used Efficiently

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

Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA 10910 is enacted to read:

10910. Funds for classroom instruction

The university shall expend the following percentages of its total expenditures in each fiscal year on classroom instruction:

1. Fiscal year 2015-16. Not less than 30% in fiscal year 2015-16;
2. Fiscal year 2016-17. Not less than 35% in fiscal year 2016-17; and
3. Fiscal year 2017-18. Not less than 40% in fiscal year 2017-18 and in each fiscal year thereafter.

For purposes of this section, “classroom instruction” means faculty salaries, classroom technology and supplies directly related to student learning in the classroom.

SUMMARY

This bill requires that the University of Maine System allocate a certain percentage of its annual funding to faculty salaries, classroom technology and supplies directly related to student learning in the classroom.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 794 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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