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2021 House Bill 1476: Addressing enrollment declines due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Introduced by Rep. Laurie Dolan (Olympia) (D) on February 3, 2021
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 3, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on February 19, 2021
• Revises enrichment levy formulas in the 2022 and 2023 calendar years, requiring 2019-20 school year enrollments to be used in place of 2020- 21 or 2021-22 for each year 2019-20 enrollment is greater if a school district is open for in-person instruction at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on March 8, 2021
Revises school district enrichment levy formula definitions, requiring school districts to be open for in-person instruction to all students, defined as at least 40 hours of in- person instruction per month while following state health guidelines, by the beginning of the 2021-22 school year in order to collect additional levies.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 8, 2021
Received in the Senate on March 10, 2021
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on March 10, 2021
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on April 1, 2021
Received in the House on April 23, 2021
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 10, 2021