PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 2439
PRINTER'S NO. 2795
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY O'NEILL, CLYMER, ROEBUCK, SANTARSIERO, READSHAW, BARBIN, V. BROWN, COHEN, CUTLER, DAVIS, DeLUCA, DUNBAR, FARRY, FLECK, GINGRICH, GODSHALL, GRELL, GROVE, HARHART, HELM, HENNESSEY, KORTZ, KOTIK, LONGIETTI, MACKENZIE, MENTZER, MILLARD, R. MILLER, MILNE, MIRABITO, MURT, QUINN, REESE, ROSS, SAYLOR, SCHLOSSBERG, SONNEY, STEPHENS, SWANGER, TOEPEL, TRUITT, WATSON, M. K. KELLER, COX, NEILSON AND MOUL, OCTOBER 2, 2013
AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, DECEMBER 11, 2013
1Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An
2act relating to the public school system, including certain
3provisions applicable as well to private and parochial
4schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the
5laws relating thereto," providing for basic education funding
16(c) (1) The commission shall consist of the following
5(ii) Two (2) legislators from each of the four (4)
6legislative caucuses, to be appointed by the President pro
7tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
8Representatives, in consultation with the Majority Leader and
9Minority Leader of the Senate and the Majority Leader and
10Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
11(iii) The Secretary of Education or a designee.
18(d) The commission shall hold its first meeting within
19forty-five (45) days of the effective date of this section,
20regardless of whether the Governor or all legislative caucuses
21have actually approved members to the commission.
24(f) The members may not receive compensation for their
25services, but shall be reimbursed for all necessary travel and
26other reasonable expenses incurred in connection with the
27performance of their duties as members of the commission.
4(h) The commission shall develop a basic education funding
5formula and identify factors that may be used to determine the
6distribution of basic education funding among the school
7districts in this Commonwealth. The factors identified under
8this subsection may include all of the following:
12(6) In identifying the basic education funding factors under
13subsection (h) and in completing the report required under this
14subsection, consider the impact these factors may have on the
15distribution of basic education funding among the school
20(8) Prior to recommending a basic education funding formula
21under this section, consider the potential consequences of a
22basic education funding formula that does not allocate to each
23school district at least the same level or proportion of State
24basic education funding as the school district received in the
25prior school year.
3(12) Issue a report of the commission's findings and
4recommendations to the Governor, the President pro tempore of
5the Senate, the Majority Leader and Minority Leader of the
6Senate, the Education Committee of the Senate, the Speaker of
7the House of Representatives, the Majority Leader and Minority
8Leader of the House of Representatives, the Education Committee
9of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of Education and
10the State Board of Education not later than one year after the
11effective date of this section.
12(j) The basic education formula developed by the commission
13shall not go into effect unless the formula is approved by an
14act of the General Assembly enacted after the effective date of
16(k) Every five (5) years the commission shall be
17reconstituted in accordance with subsection (c) and shall meet
18and hold public hearings to review the operation of the basic
19education funding provisions of this section, shall make a
20further report and shall issue the report to the recipients
21listed in subsection (i)(11). When in receipt of a further
22report recommending changes to the basic education funding
23formula, the General Assembly shall consider and take action to
24enact the formula into law in accordance with subsection (j).
5Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.