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2017 House Bill 1059: Delaying implementation of revisions to the school levy lid
Introduced by Rep. Kristine Lytton (Anacortes) (D) on January 9, 2017   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on January 9, 2017
Substitute offered in the House on January 12, 2017 Placed on Second Reading calendar January 16, 2017. Delays for one year changes to the formulas for calculating school districts' maximum maintenance and operation levy authority, and corresponding local effort assistance. Each of the following provisions that were scheduled to change beginning in calendar year 2018 are delayed by one year to calendar year 2019: the 4 percentage-point reduction in the levy lid; the elimination of additional calculated amounts from the levy base; and the change in the equalization rate from 14 percent to 12 percent..
Amendment offered by Rep. Jesse Young (Gig Harbor) (R) on January 23, 2017 By September 1, 2017, requires school districts to report a financial plan for addressing any reduction in revenue that they estimate will occur as a result of the change in the maximum allowable levy collections and related local effort assistance revenue as well as any reductions in federal revenues. The Superintendent of Public Instruction must provide a report on the fiscal plans to the Legislature by October 1, 2017.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on January 23, 2017
Received in the Senate on January 25, 2017
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on January 25, 2017

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