Bill Text - SB191 (2017)

(Third New Title) establishing keno and relative to funding for kindergarten.


Revision: April 4, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

SB 191-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/30/2017   1190s

2017 SESSION

17-0138

04/06

 

SENATE BILL 191-FN

 

AN ACT establishing the kindergarten initiative development support grant program.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Sen. McGilvray, Dist 16; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Woodburn, Dist 1; Rep. Gile, Merr. 27; Rep. Grenier, Sull. 7; Rep. Bates, Rock. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes the kindergarten initiative development support grant program.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/30/2017   1190s 17-0138

04/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing the kindergarten initiative development support grant program.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Kindergarten Initiative Development Support Grant.  RSA 198:48-b is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

198:48-b  Kindergarten Initiative Development Support Grants.

I.  When specific terms used in this section are defined in RSA 198:38, such terms shall have the meaning given such terms in RSA 198:38, and, in addition, in this section:

(a)  “Adjusted equalized valuation excluding utilities” means the equalized valuation of property in a jurisdiction as determined by the department of revenue administration pursuant to RSA 76:8 for April 1 of the fiscal year 2 years prior to the applicable determination year.

(b)  “Average daily membership in attendance” or “ADMA” shall mean the average daily membership in attendance, as defined in RSA 189:1-d, III, of pupils in kindergarten through grade 12, in the determination year.  ADMA shall only include pupils who are legal residents of New Hampshire pursuant to RSA 193:12 and educated at school district expense which may include public academies or out-of-district placements.  For the purpose of calculating funding for municipalities, the ADMA shall not include pupils attending chartered public schools, but shall include pupils attending a charter conversion school approved by the school district in which the pupil resides.

(c)  “Equalized valuation per pupil” means, for any municipality, the adjusted equalized valuation excluding utilities of the municipality for the determination year, divided by the municipality’s total ADMR for the determination year.

(d)  “KIDS grant” means the kindergarten initiative development support grants determined pursuant to this section.

(e)  “Municipality’s ELL factor” means, with respect to each municipality, the municipality’s ELL percentage for the applicable determination year divided by the statewide ELL percentage for the same determination year.

(f)  “Municipality’s ELL percentage” means, with respect to each municipality, the municipality’s English language learner pupils for the applicable determination year divided by the total statewide English language learner pupils for the same determination year.

(g)  “Municipality’s F&R factor” means, with respect to each municipality, the municipality’s F&R percentage for the applicable determination year divided by the statewide F&R percentage for the same determination year.

(h)  “Municipality’s F&R percentage” means, with respect to each municipality, the municipality’s pupils eligible for a free or reduced-price meal for the applicable determination year divided by the municipality’s total ADMA for the same determination year.

(i)  “Property wealth factor” means, with respect to each municipality, the statewide average equalized valuation per pupil for the applicable determination year divided by the municipality’s equalized valuation per pupil for the same determination year.

(j)  “Statewide aggregate KIDS grant” means, with respect to any determination year, the amount established by the legislature as an appropriation to fund the grants authorized under this section.

(k)  “Statewide average equalized valuation per pupil” means the total statewide adjusted equalized valuation excluding utilities of all municipalities that had resident pupils during the determination year, divided by the total statewide ADMR for the determination year.

(l)  “Statewide ELL percentage” means the total statewide English language learner pupils for the applicable determination year divide by the total statewide ADMA for the same determination year.

(m)  “Statewide F&R percentage” means the total statewide number of pupils eligible for a free or reduced price meal for the applicable determination year divided by the total statewide ADMA for the same determination year.

(n)  “Statewide KIDS grant per weighted kindergarten ADMA” means, with respect to any determination year, the statewide aggregate KIDS grant for the determination year divided by the statewide weighted kindergarten ADMA for the same determination year.

(o)  “Statewide weighted kindergarten ADMA” means, with respect to any determination year, the sum of weighted kindergarten ADMA for all municipalities for the same determination year.

(p)  “Weighted aggregate KIDS grant factor” means, with respect to each municipality, the sum of:

(1)  0.5 multiplied by the municipality’s property wealth factor for the determination year; plus

(2)  0.25 multiplied by the municipality’s F&R factor for the determination year; plus

(3)  0.25 multiplied by the municipality’s ELL factor for the determination year.

(q)  “Weighted kindergarten ADMA” means, with respect to each municipality, the municipality’s kindergarten ADMA for the determination year multiplied by the municipality’s weighted aggregate KIDS grant factor for the same determination year.

II.(a)  Except for the municipalities where all school districts therein provide education to all of their pupils by paying tuition to other institutions, the department of education shall determine the total KIDS grant for each municipality in accordance with this section.

(b)  The amount of each municipality’s KIDS grant for any fiscal year shall be equal to the statewide KIDS grant per weighted kindergarten ADMA for the determination year multiplied by the municipality’s weighted kindergarten ADMA for the same determination year.

(c)  The department shall use, to the greatest extent possible, the same data and methods used to determine adequate education grants for purposes of determining KIDS grants, subject to the specific provisions of this section.  The department shall otherwise use the best available data and methods to estimate any other data or factors required under this section for calculating KIDS grants.

III.(a)  The KIDS grant determined in this section shall be distributed to each municipality’s school district or districts from the education trust fund established in RSA 198:39 in 4 payments of 20 percent on September 1, 20 percent on November 1, 30 percent on January 1, and 30 percent on April 1 of each school year; provided that for a dependent school district, the grant determined in this section shall be distributed to the municipality, which shall appropriate and transfer the grant funds to its dependent school department.

(b)  For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and every fiscal year thereafter, the amount necessary to fund the KIDS grants under this section is hereby appropriated to the department from the education trust fund created under RSA 198:39.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant from the education trust fund to satisfy the state’s obligation under this section.  Such warrant for payment shall be issued regardless of the balance of funds available in the education trust fund.  If the balance in the education trust fund, after the issuance of any such warrant, is less than zero, the commissioner of the department of administrative services shall inform the fiscal committee of the general court and the governor and council of such balance.  This reporting shall not in any way prohibit or delay the distribution of KIDS grants.

(c)  The department of education shall certify the amount of each KIDS grant to the state treasurer and direct the payment thereof to the school district or municipality.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.

 

LBAO

17-0138

1/26/17

 

SB 191-FN- FISCAL NOTE

as introduced

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of average daily membership in attendance.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [ X ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill amends the definition of average daily membership in attendance (ADMA), for the purpose of calculating adequate education grants, by eliminating that kindergarten pupils shall count as no more than half day attendance, effective for the FY 2018 education grant payments.  The per pupil base adequacy cost for FY 2018 is $3,636.06, with the kindergarten maximum of $1,818.03.  Based on  preliminary data, which does not include new full-day programs that may have started in September of 2016, traditional public schools will see a total increase of $14,537,978 in adequate education grants in FY 2018 under this bill:

FY 2018 Preliminary Data*

 

Current

Proposed

Increase

Adequate Education Grants

$562,488,820

$577,026,798

$14,537,978

Statewide Education Property Tax

$363,148,601

$363,148,601

$0

Total

$925,637,421

$940,175,399

$14,537,978

*Data is not available to provide estimates beyond FY 2018.

 

In addition, public charter schools would receive additional funding to the extent they offer full-day kindergarten.  The Department of Education estimates 193 full-day kindergarten students for a total increase in aid of $350,880 (193 X $1,808.03).

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education

 

 

 

SB 191-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/30/2017   1190s

2017 SESSION

17-0138

04/06

 

SENATE BILL 191-FN

 

AN ACT establishing the kindergarten initiative development support grant program.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Sen. McGilvray, Dist 16; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Woodburn, Dist 1; Rep. Gile, Merr. 27; Rep. Grenier, Sull. 7; Rep. Bates, Rock. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes the kindergarten initiative development support grant program.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/30/2017   1190s 17-0138

04/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing the kindergarten initiative development support grant program.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Kindergarten Initiative Development Support Grant.  RSA 198:48-b is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

198:48-b  Kindergarten Initiative Development Support Grants.

I.  When specific terms used in this section are defined in RSA 198:38, such terms shall have the meaning given such terms in RSA 198:38, and, in addition, in this section:

(a)  “Adjusted equalized valuation excluding utilities” means the equalized valuation of property in a jurisdiction as determined by the department of revenue administration pursuant to RSA 76:8 for April 1 of the fiscal year 2 years prior to the applicable determination year.

(b)  “Average daily membership in attendance” or “ADMA” shall mean the average daily membership in attendance, as defined in RSA 189:1-d, III, of pupils in kindergarten through grade 12, in the determination year.  ADMA shall only include pupils who are legal residents of New Hampshire pursuant to RSA 193:12 and educated at school district expense which may include public academies or out-of-district placements.  For the purpose of calculating funding for municipalities, the ADMA shall not include pupils attending chartered public schools, but shall include pupils attending a charter conversion school approved by the school district in which the pupil resides.

(c)  “Equalized valuation per pupil” means, for any municipality, the adjusted equalized valuation excluding utilities of the municipality for the determination year, divided by the municipality’s total ADMR for the determination year.

(d)  “KIDS grant” means the kindergarten initiative development support grants determined pursuant to this section.

(e)  “Municipality’s ELL factor” means, with respect to each municipality, the municipality’s ELL percentage for the applicable determination year divided by the statewide ELL percentage for the same determination year.

(f)  “Municipality’s ELL percentage” means, with respect to each municipality, the municipality’s English language learner pupils for the applicable determination year divided by the total statewide English language learner pupils for the same determination year.

(g)  “Municipality’s F&R factor” means, with respect to each municipality, the municipality’s F&R percentage for the applicable determination year divided by the statewide F&R percentage for the same determination year.

(h)  “Municipality’s F&R percentage” means, with respect to each municipality, the municipality’s pupils eligible for a free or reduced-price meal for the applicable determination year divided by the municipality’s total ADMA for the same determination year.

(i)  “Property wealth factor” means, with respect to each municipality, the statewide average equalized valuation per pupil for the applicable determination year divided by the municipality’s equalized valuation per pupil for the same determination year.

(j)  “Statewide aggregate KIDS grant” means, with respect to any determination year, the amount established by the legislature as an appropriation to fund the grants authorized under this section.

(k)  “Statewide average equalized valuation per pupil” means the total statewide adjusted equalized valuation excluding utilities of all municipalities that had resident pupils during the determination year, divided by the total statewide ADMR for the determination year.

(l)  “Statewide ELL percentage” means the total statewide English language learner pupils for the applicable determination year divide by the total statewide ADMA for the same determination year.

(m)  “Statewide F&R percentage” means the total statewide number of pupils eligible for a free or reduced price meal for the applicable determination year divided by the total statewide ADMA for the same determination year.

(n)  “Statewide KIDS grant per weighted kindergarten ADMA” means, with respect to any determination year, the statewide aggregate KIDS grant for the determination year divided by the statewide weighted kindergarten ADMA for the same determination year.

(o)  “Statewide weighted kindergarten ADMA” means, with respect to any determination year, the sum of weighted kindergarten ADMA for all municipalities for the same determination year.

(p)  “Weighted aggregate KIDS grant factor” means, with respect to each municipality, the sum of:

(1)  0.5 multiplied by the municipality’s property wealth factor for the determination year; plus

(2)  0.25 multiplied by the municipality’s F&R factor for the determination year; plus

(3)  0.25 multiplied by the municipality’s ELL factor for the determination year.

(q)  “Weighted kindergarten ADMA” means, with respect to each municipality, the municipality’s kindergarten ADMA for the determination year multiplied by the municipality’s weighted aggregate KIDS grant factor for the same determination year.

II.(a)  Except for the municipalities where all school districts therein provide education to all of their pupils by paying tuition to other institutions, the department of education shall determine the total KIDS grant for each municipality in accordance with this section.

(b)  The amount of each municipality’s KIDS grant for any fiscal year shall be equal to the statewide KIDS grant per weighted kindergarten ADMA for the determination year multiplied by the municipality’s weighted kindergarten ADMA for the same determination year.

(c)  The department shall use, to the greatest extent possible, the same data and methods used to determine adequate education grants for purposes of determining KIDS grants, subject to the specific provisions of this section.  The department shall otherwise use the best available data and methods to estimate any other data or factors required under this section for calculating KIDS grants.

III.(a)  The KIDS grant determined in this section shall be distributed to each municipality’s school district or districts from the education trust fund established in RSA 198:39 in 4 payments of 20 percent on September 1, 20 percent on November 1, 30 percent on January 1, and 30 percent on April 1 of each school year; provided that for a dependent school district, the grant determined in this section shall be distributed to the municipality, which shall appropriate and transfer the grant funds to its dependent school department.

(b)  For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and every fiscal year thereafter, the amount necessary to fund the KIDS grants under this section is hereby appropriated to the department from the education trust fund created under RSA 198:39.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant from the education trust fund to satisfy the state’s obligation under this section.  Such warrant for payment shall be issued regardless of the balance of funds available in the education trust fund.  If the balance in the education trust fund, after the issuance of any such warrant, is less than zero, the commissioner of the department of administrative services shall inform the fiscal committee of the general court and the governor and council of such balance.  This reporting shall not in any way prohibit or delay the distribution of KIDS grants.

(c)  The department of education shall certify the amount of each KIDS grant to the state treasurer and direct the payment thereof to the school district or municipality.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.

 

LBAO

17-0138

1/26/17

 

SB 191-FN- FISCAL NOTE

as introduced

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of average daily membership in attendance.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [ X ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill amends the definition of average daily membership in attendance (ADMA), for the purpose of calculating adequate education grants, by eliminating that kindergarten pupils shall count as no more than half day attendance, effective for the FY 2018 education grant payments.  The per pupil base adequacy cost for FY 2018 is $3,636.06, with the kindergarten maximum of $1,818.03.  Based on  preliminary data, which does not include new full-day programs that may have started in September of 2016, traditional public schools will see a total increase of $14,537,978 in adequate education grants in FY 2018 under this bill:

FY 2018 Preliminary Data*

 

Current

Proposed

Increase

Adequate Education Grants

$562,488,820

$577,026,798

$14,537,978

Statewide Education Property Tax

$363,148,601

$363,148,601

$0

Total

$925,637,421

$940,175,399

$14,537,978

*Data is not available to provide estimates beyond FY 2018.

 

In addition, public charter schools would receive additional funding to the extent they offer full-day kindergarten.  The Department of Education estimates 193 full-day kindergarten students for a total increase in aid of $350,880 (193 X $1,808.03).

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education