HB 1474

84(R) - 2015
House Public Education
House Public Education

Vote Recommendation

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Gary VanDeaver


Dan Flynn
J.D. Sheffield

Bill Caption

Relating to the placement of money in the state instructional materials fund for public schools to use to purchase instructional materials.

Fiscal Notes


Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB1474, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($4,200,000) through the biennium ending August 31, 2017.

Local Government

The bill would make funding available earlier in the school year to school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to purchase instructional materials and may prevent districts from borrowing from local funds to pay for these materials.

Bill Analysis

HB 1474 would require the State Board of Education (SBOE) to set aside 50 percent of the distribution from the permanent school fund (PSF) to the available school fund (ASF) to be placed in the instructional materials fund (IMF) on a biennial basis instead of an annual basis. The bill would entitle school districts to the instructional materials allotment (IMA) on a biennial basis instead of an annual basis and require IMA funding to be available in the first year of each biennium.