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2013 House Bill 1134: Authorizing state-tribal education compact schools
  1. Introduced by Sen. John McCoy, (Tulalip) (D) on January 16, 2013, authorizes the Superintendent of Public Instruction to enter into state-tribal education compacts. This act exempts schools that are the subjects of state-tribal education compacts from all existing state statutes and rules regarding school districts and district boards of directors; establishes standards for teachers, staff, and curriculum; outlines admissions policies and school funding; and establishes reporting requirements on student enrollment. Compact schools are encouraged to implement early learning pilot programs. The Department of early Learning is directed to form a working group to develop early learning pilot programs.
    • Referred to the House Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee on January 16, 2013.
      • Substitute offered in the House on February 5, 2013, adds that education compacts may not limit or restrict enrollment or school choice options available in the public school system.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 7, 2013.
      • Substitute offered in the House on March 1, 2013, expands the list of state laws that a compact school must follow is expanded to include generally accepted accounting principles and financial and compliance audits by the State Auditor. A change is made to the levy base for those school districts in which a tribal compact school is located. The levy base is expanded to include the funds that are allocated by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to the tribal school. The change to the levy base expires on January 1, 2018.
    • Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 1, 2013.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Hunt (Olympia) (D) on March 8, 2013, changes the funding structure so that the distribution of state funds to a school that is the subject of a state-tribal education compact is the same as the prototypical school funding formula model. Clarifies that such a school is not required to use the state salary schedule. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 8, 2013.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Ross Hunter (Medina) (D) on March 8, 2013, makes a technical correction, clarifying that the levy base adjustment will occur for the district that formerly hosted a tribal school that is the subject of an state-tribal educational compact. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 8, 2013.
  2. Passed 85 to 12 in the House on March 8, 2013, authorizes the Superintendent of Public Instruction to enter into state-tribal education compacts for the operation of public schools. Creates a work group through the Department of Early Learning to develop and pilot early learning programs for schools operating under a state-tribal education compact. Changes the levy base for school districts in which a state-tribal education compact school is located.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 12, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee on March 12, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on March 28, 2013.
      • Amendment offered in the Senate on April 9, 2013, eliminates the working group that was to be convened by the Department of Early Learning and the associated fiscal impacts.
      • The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 16, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on April 9, 2013.
      • Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Litzow (Bellevue) (R) on April 16, 2013, removes remaining references to a task force that was removed in the Ways and Means striking amendment. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 16, 2013.
  4. Passed 45 to 3 in the Senate on April 16, 2013, authorizes the Superintendent of Public Instruction to enter into state-tribal education compacts for the operation of public schools. Creates a work group through the Department of Early Learning to develop and pilot early learning programs for schools operating under a state-tribal education compact. Changes the levy base for school districts in which a state-tribal education compact school is located.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on April 18, 2013.
    • Motion in the House on April 18, 2013, to concur in Senate amendment(s). The motion passed by voice vote in the House on April 18, 2013.
  6. Passed 84 to 10 in the House on April 18, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Received in the House on April 18, 2013.
    • Motion in the House on April 18, 2013, on final vote reconsidered. The motion passed by voice vote in the House on April 18, 2013.
  8. Passed 82 to 12 in the House on April 18, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 15, 2013.

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