Bill Summary for H 561 (2015-2016)

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Jun 29 2016

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 561 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 2, 2015
AN ACT TO MODIFY THE AUTHORITY OF SCHOOL SYSTEMS WITH REGARD TO LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AND INVESTIGATIONS AND TO DIRECT THE PROGRAM EVALUATION DIVISION TO STUDY THE PROCESS OF RESOLVING EDUCATION FUNDING DISPUTES BETWEEN LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION AND BOARDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.
Intro. by Blackwell, Glazier.

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Conference report makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Recedes from Senate amendment #1.

Changes the long title.

Changes the effective date of Sections 1 and 2 to October 1, 2016 (previously, October 1, 2015).

Directs the Program Evaluation Division (PED) to conduct a comprehensive study of the procedure set out in Article 31 of GS Chapter 115C for resolving education funding disputes between local boards of education and boards of county commissioners. Specifies information required to be included in the study.

Requires the PED to report its findings and recommendations to the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee no later than May 17, 2017. Mandates all State departments and agencies, local governments, local boards of education, and their subdivisions to provide any necessary information, data, or documents within their possession, ascertainable from their records, or otherwise available to them to the PED to complete the review and study.

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