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. SL 2020-64. Enacted July 1, 2020. Effective July 1, 2020.
Summary date: Jul 2 2020 - More informationEducation, Elementary and Secondary Education, Higher Education, Government, Budget/Appropriations, Public Safety and Emergency Management, State Agencies, Community Colleges System Office, Department of Public Instruction, Office of State Budget and Management, Office of State Controller, State Board of Education, State Government
Summary date: Jun 22 2020 - More information
Conference report makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Adds the following content.
Requires the Department of Public Instruction to report to the specified NCGA committee with specified information concerning approved cooperative innovative high schools relating to development tier designations used in allocating funding, including projected adjustments for the 2021-22 fiscal year.
Bars the State Board of Education (State Board) from approving any new applications for cooperative innovative high schools to open for the 2021-22 school year.
Amends GS 115C-238.51A placing limitations on the Board's approval of cooperative innovative high schools. Permits the Board to conditionally approve up to three applications that request additional funds to open in a school year. Allows applicants not approved due to the new limitation to revise the application with no additional funding requested. Authorizes the Board to prioritize conditional approval of applications for schools located in local administrative units that do not already operate a school. Applies beginning with applications to open a cooperative innovative high school for the 2022-23 school year and subsequent years.
States legislative findings regarding authorized uses of federal CARES Act funds.
Directs transfer of $645,400,000 in nonrecurring funds from the Coronavirus Relief Reserve to the Coronavirus Relief Fund (both established in SL 2020-4, 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act). Appropriates the transferred funds to the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) for 2020-21 to offset General Fund appropriations across State government for allowable expenditures from the Coronavirus Relief Fund. Creates the Statewide Reserve for Appropriations (Reserve) in the General Fund with this amount as the beginning balance. Requires the Reserve to have a $0 balance by December 30, 2020. Prohibits use of the funds to increase requirements for State entities. Makes the general provisions of Part I of SL 2020-4 applicable to the funds and requires OSBM to include the funds in the report required under Section 1.7 of SL 2020-4.
Maintains the act's effective date of July 1, 2020. Changes the act's titles.Education, Elementary and Secondary Education, Higher Education, Government, Budget/Appropriations, Public Safety and Emergency Management, State Agencies, Community Colleges System Office, Department of Public Instruction, Office of State Budget and Management, Office of State Controller, State Board of Education, State Government
Summary date: Jun 11 2020 - More information
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.
Summary date: Jun 3 2020 - More information
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Adds six legislative findings regarding community college enrollment and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Modifies the appropriations provisions and eliminates the act's general provisions that incorporated the State Budget Act and provided for the continued validity of specified 2019 legislative appropriations. Previously, appropriated an unspecified amount from the General Fund to the Community Colleges System Office (System Office) for 2020-21 to fully fund enrollment growth at the State's community colleges. Now directs the State Controller to transfer $41.5 million from the Coronavirus Relief Reserve to the Coronavirus Relief Fund (both established in SL 2020-4). Appropriates the transferred funds on a nonrecurring basis to the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) for 2020-21 to be allocated to the System Office for enrollment growth in the State's community colleges. Makes the requirements and limitations set forth in Part I of SL 2020-4 applicable to the appropriated funds, and directs OSBM to include the funds transferred and appropriated in the report required under Section 1.7 of SL 2020-4. Maintains the act's effective date of July 1, 2020.
Changes the act's long title.
Summary date: May 19 2020 - More information
Appropriates from the General Fund to the Community Colleges System Office an amount sufficient in recurring funds for 2020-21 to fully fund enrollment growth at the State's community colleges. Appropriates departmental receipts for 2020-21 up to the amounts needed to implement the act for 2020-21.
Reenacts the provisions of the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C, and incorporates them into this act by reference.
Provides that except where expressly repealed or amended by this act, the provisions of any other legislation enacted during the 2019 Regular Session expressly appropriating funds to an agency, a department, or an institution covered under this act, remain in effect.
Effective July 1, 2020.
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