HB155 (2018) Detail

Relative to funding for kindergarten programs.


HB 155-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0058

04/08

 

HOUSE BILL 155-FN

 

AN ACT relative to funding for kindergarten programs.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Luneau, Merr. 10; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10; Rep. Heath, Hills. 14; Rep. Gile, Merr. 27; Rep. Elliott, Rock. 8; Rep. Wallner, Merr. 10; Rep. Murotake, Hills. 32; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill increases funding for pupils attending full-day kindergarten programs.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0058

04/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to funding for kindergarten programs.

 

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

 

1  School Money; Definitions.  Amend RSA 198:38, I(a) to read as follows:

(a)  "Average daily membership in attendance'' or "ADMA'' means 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[, provided that no kindergarten pupil shall count as more than 1/2 day attendance per school 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.

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

 

LBAO

17-0058

12/21/16

 

HB 155-FN- FISCAL NOTE

as introduced

 

AN ACT relative to funding for kindergarten programs.

 

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 July 1, 2017 (FY 2018).  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

 

 

 

Links

HB155 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 12, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 8, 2017 House Exec Session
Nov. 8, 2017 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB155 Revision: 2388 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Education HJ 2 P. 18
Jan. 12, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/12/2017 01:00 PM LOB 207
Feb. 8, 2017 Executive Session: 02/08/2017 09:30 AM LOB 207
Retained in Committee
Nov. 8, 2017 Executive Session: 11/08/2017 09:30 AM LOB 207
Jan. 3, 2018 Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 01/03/2018 (Vote 18-0; CC)
Jan. 3, 2018 Refer for Interim Study: MA VV 01/03/2018 HJ 1 P. 32