HB 184-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 184-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Luneau, Merr. 10; Rep. Wallner, Merr. 10; Rep. Tanner, Sull. 9; Rep. Huot, Belk. 3; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15
This bill increases funding for pupils attending full-day kindergarten programs.
This bill also deletes the portion of kindergarten funding that is based on Keno revenue.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
(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.
HB 184-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ ] General [ X ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill, effective in FY 2020, eliminates the kindergarten grant based on Keno revenue established under RSA 198:48-c, III, and removes the ½ attendance cap on full-day kindergarten pupils for the purpose of calculating adequate education grants. Under current law, the kindergarten grant based on Keno revenue provides at least $1,100 per full-day kindergarten pupil per year and up to the full amount calculated under the adequate education formula to the extent funded from Keno revenue. The amount estimated for these payments in FY 2020 is $9,988,781 (it is assumed Keno revenue would not exceed this amount and therefore the grant would not exceed $1,100 per pupil). Using FY 2019 data (revised October 1, 2018), total adequate education grants without reducing full-day kindergarten pupils to ½ attendance would increase by $19,221,980. The net impact of the elimination of the kindergarten grant under RSA 198:48-c, III, and including full-day kindergarten pupils in the adequate education grant formula is an increase to state education trust fund expenditures and an increase to local revenue of $9,233,199 per year:
USING FY 2019 REVISED DATA
Increase / (Decrease)
Total for Kindergarten Grants Based on Keno Revenue
Total Adequate Education Grants
Any changes in kindergarten enrollment figures from FY 2019 data will impact the estimates above.
Department of Education
|Jan. 17, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 5, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 27, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|March 13, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Nov. 12, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 2, 2019||Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Education HJ 2 P. 40|
|Jan. 17, 2019||Public Hearing: 01/17/2019 01:00 pm LOB 207|
|Feb. 5, 2019||Executive Session: 02/05/2019 10:00 am LOB 207|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/27/2019 (Vote 12-6; RC) HC 13 P. 17|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Ought to Pass: MA RC 203-148 02/27/2019 HJ 6 P. 47|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Referred to Finance 02/27/2019 HJ 6 P. 50|
|March 1, 2019||Finance Division II Work Session: 03/01/2019 10:30 am LOB 209|
|March 13, 2019||Executive Session: 03/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 210-211|
|Retained in Committee|
|Oct. 29, 2019||Division II Work Session: 10/29/2019 10:00 am LOB 209|
|Nov. 12, 2019||Executive Session: 11/12/2019 10:00 am LOB 210-211|
|Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 50 P. 9|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 45|