Representatives Canfield, Oden, Love, Collins, Rich, Merrill, Treadaway, Clouse, Wallace, Johnson (R), Patterson, Roberts, Henry, Bridges, Gaston, Johnson (K), Chesteen, Sanderford, Williams (D), McClendon, Wren, Williams (J), Hubbard (M), Williams (P), Baughn, Moore (B), Long, McClurkin and LeeSummary/Synopsis:
Under current law, there is no maximum amount that may be appropriated annually from the Education Trust Fund. Appropriations are based on estimates of the amount of revenue that will be available from all revenue sources to the Education Trust Fund. This bill provides for the maximum amount that may be appropriated annually from the Education Trust Fund; and provides for the establishment and operation of a budget stabilization fund and a capital fund for the Education Trust Fund. LWVAL Action and Justification: LWVAL is monitoring HB57.
The League is currently evaluating the procedures outlined in the bill to determine whether the bill is a step toward meeting the League position for, “Legislation that will assure adequate financing for the total needs of Alabama public schools.”
Bill Progress in Legislature:
3/1/2011: 1st Reading; Committee assignment:
3/3/2011: 2nd reading and placed on calendar, pending 3rd Day 3 favorable for WME.
3/8/11 Canfield Amendment 126749-1 passed. Motion by Holmes to Indefinitely postpone defeated. Various amendments offered by Moore (M), Hubbard (J), Lindsey, Scott and Black. All tabled. HB57 passed the Senate 67-34 and engrossed.
3/8/11 Read for first time in Senate and referred to
3/9/11 Read for the second time and placed on the calendar
3/10/11 Third reading passed. Amendments by Sanders, Irons, Brewbaker and Coleman lost in Roll Call. Coleman Amendment not considered and Marsh motion to Table lost Voice Vote. Third reading and HB57 passed the Senate.
3/10/11 HB57 Enrolled and Governor signed into law.