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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: December 19, 2016 11:06 AM
From: Representative Kristin Hill
To: All House members
Subject: Unfunded Educational Mandates
 
Too often school districts are saddled with increasing costs from new mandates out of Harrisburg. The financial impact of these mandates on school districts is significant requiring school districts to implement new education policies without providing the necessary funding.

Although these mandates come with good intentions, they often lead to unintended consequences for students and taxpayers. These consequences often include less money reaching the classroom and/or increased property taxes.

In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation to amend the constitution to prohibit unfunded mandates on school districts. Under this bill, any mandate passed by legislation or executive action must be fully-funded. This funding would have to be available for school districts prior to implementation of the mandate. By placing this restriction on the constitution, school districts will be able to focus on directing more money into the classroom without raising property taxes.

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Evans by phone at (717) 783-8389 or by email at lmevans@pahousegop.com.

Previous Co-Sponsors were: M.K.KELLER, LAWRENCE, DUSH, PEIFER, CUTLER, D.PARKER, IRVIN, ZIMMERMAN, MARSICO, MENTZER, HARHART, SAYLOR, WARD, GILLEN, GROVE, B.MILLER, KLUNK, RADER, BAKER, WHEELAND, EVERETT, DIAMOND AND TRUITT.



Introduced as HB208