Bill Summary for S 816 (2019-2020)

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Jun 11 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 816 (Public) Filed Tuesday, May 19, 2020
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR ENROLLMENT GROWTH AT NORTH CAROLINA'S COMMUNITY COLLEGES, TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR ADDITIONAL COOPERATIVE INNOVATIVE HIGH SCHOOLS, TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION TO REPORT ON THE FUNDING FOR COOPERATIVE INNOVATIVE HIGH SCHOOLS BY DEVELOPMENT TIER AREA LOCATION, TO PLACE A MORATORIUM ON NEW COOPERATIVE INNOVATIVE HIGH SCHOOLS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR, TO LIMIT APPROVALS FOR CERTAIN NEW COOPERATIVE INNOVATIVE HIGH SCHOOLS, AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND TO BE USED TO OFFSET GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS ACROSS STATE GOVERNMENT FOR ALLOWABLE EXPENDITURES.
Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Adds a statement on the content of the stated legislative findings.

Adds the following content.

Appropriates $1.88 million in nonrecurring funds from the Civil Penalty and Forfeiture Fund to the State Public School Fund for 2020-21. Makes a coordinating reduction in the appropriation to the State Public School Fund from the General Fund for 2020-21; requires the Office of State Budget and Management to make the reduction by August 15, 2020. 

Appropriates $1.88 million in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund, as adjusted, to the Department of Public Instruction for 2020-21 to be allocated to local school administrative units as specified in Section 7.22, SL 2017-57 (2017 Appropriations Act), as supplemental funding, based on development tiers and ranging from $180,000 to $275,000, for the eight identified cooperative innovative high schools for the 2020-21 school year.

Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, allows Halifax Early College High School and Stanly STEM Early College High School, and beginning with the 2020-21 school year, allows Gaston Early College of Medical Sciences High School, to operate as approved cooperative innovative high schools, subject to specified evaluation requirements under state law.

Reenacts and incorporates by reference the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C.

Provides for the continued validity of 2019 legislation appropriating funds to entities covered by the act, unless expressly repealed or amended.

Maintains the act's effective date of July 1, 2020. Changes the act's titles and makes conforming changes.

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