SB 46 - Lottery for Educ. Acct. - appro- priations for computer training

Georgia Senate - 1995/1996 Sessions

SB 46 - Lottery for Educ. Acct. - appro- priations for computer training

Page Numbers - 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7
Code Sections - 20-3-77.1
Prev Bill Next Bill Bill Summary Bill List Disclaimer
1. Broun  46th            2. Hooks  14th             3. Ray  19th

Senate Comm: EDT&C / House Comm: Ed / Senate Vote: Yeas 48 Nays 0 --------------------------------------------- Senate Action House --------------------------------------------- 1/11/95 Read 1st time 1/22/96 1/9/96 Favorably Reported 2/20/96 Sub Committee Amend/Sub 1/10/96 Read 2nd Time 1/23/96 1/11/96 Read 3rd Time 3/14/96 Passed/Adopted 3/14/96 Comm/Floor Amend/Sub FA 1/11/96* Postponed 1/12/96 Passed/Adopted CS Comm/Floor Amend/Sub 3/15/96 Amend/Sub Agreed To 3/25/96 Sent To Governor 4/25/96 Signed by Governor 1039 Act/Veto Number --------------------------------------------- *1/11/96 Postponed until 1/12/96. *3/15/96 Motion to agree to House amendment as amended by the Kemp amendment LOST; motion to agree to House amendment as amended by the Johnson amendment LOST. Code Sections amended: 20-2-189, 20-2-260, 50-27-3, 20-2-252, 20-3-77.1, 20-4-11
SB 46 96 SB46/AP SENATE BILL 46 By: Senators Broun of the 46th, Hooks of the 14th Ray of the 19th and others A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1- 1 To amend Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official 1- 2 Code of Georgia Annotated, the "Quality Basic Education 1- 3 Act," so as to change the provisions relating to migrant 1- 4 student grants; to change the definitions relating to 1- 5 educational capital funding; to change the provisions 1- 6 relating to additional funding for school systems having 1- 7 exceptional growth; to amend Code Section 50-27-3 of the 1- 8 Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to definitions 1- 9 applicable to the "Georgia Lottery for Education Act," so as 1-10 to change the definition of the term "educational purposes 1-11 and programs"; to authorize appropriations from the Lottery 1-12 for Education Account for the purpose of providing teachers 1-13 at accredited public institutions who teach levels K-12, 1-14 teachers and personnel at public postsecondary technical 1-15 institutes under the authority of the Department of 1-16 Technical and Adult Education, and professors and 1-17 instructors within the University System of Georgia the vadd ford��G@d[�G@d��G@d)�G@d��G@d��G@d^� 1-19 and advanced electronic instruction of computers and 1-20 advanced electronic instructional technology to implement 1-21 interactive learning environments in the classroom and to 1-22 access the state-wide distance learning network; to 1-23 authorize appropriations from the Lottery for Education 1-24 Account for costs associated with repairing and maintaining 1-25 advanced electronic instructional technology; to amend Code 1-26 Section 20-2-252 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, 1-27 relating to electronic technology, so as to provide that the 1-28 State Board of Education shall prescribe criteria, policies, 1-29 and standards deemed necessary for the effective 1-30 implementation of a program financed wholly or partially 1-31 from appropriations from the Lottery for Education Account 1-32 and established for the purpose of providing teachers the 1-33 necessary training in the use and application of computers 1-34 and advanced electronic instructional technology to 1-35 implement interactive learning environments in the classroom 1-36 and to access the state-wide distance learning network and 1-37 for other purposes; to amend Part 2 of Article 2 of Chapter S. B. 46 -1- (Index) SB46/AP 2- 1 3 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, 2- 2 relating to the University System of Georgia, so as to 2- 3 provide that the Board of Regents of the University System 2- 4 of Georgia shall prescribe criteria, policies, and standards 2- 5 deemed necessary for the effective implementation of 2- 6 programs within the university system financed wholly or 2- 7 partially from appropriations from the Lottery for Education 2- 8 Account and established for the purpose of providing 2- 9 professors and instructors the necessary training in the use 2-10 and application of computers and advanced electronic 2-11 instructional technology to implement interactive learning 2-12 environments in the classroom and to access the state-wide 2-13 distance learning network and for other purposes; to amend 2-14 Code Section 20-4-11 of the Official Code of Georgia 2-15 Annotated, relating to the powers of the State Board of 2-16 Technical and Adult Education, so as to provide that the 2-17 State Board of Technical and Adult Education shall prescribe 2-18 criteria, policies, and standards deemed necessary for the 2-19 effective implementation of a program financed wholly or 2-20 partially from appropriations from the Lottery for Education 2-21 Account and established for the purpose of providing 2-22 personnel at public postsecondary technical institutes 2-23 necessary training in the use and application of computers 2-24 and advanced electronic instructional technology to 2-25 implement interactive learning environments in the classroom 2-26 and to access the state-wide distance learning network and 2-27 for other purposes; to provide an effective date; to repeal 2-28 conflicting laws; and for other purposes. 2-29 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: SECTION 1. 2-30 Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of 2-31 Georgia Annotated, the "Quality Basic Education Act," is 2-32 amended by striking subsections (b) and (c) of Code Section 2-33 20-2-189, relating to migrant student grants, and inserting 2-34 in its place the following: 2-35 "(b) The State Board of Education shall provide grants to 2-36 qualified local units of administration for the purpose of 2-37 supplementing services and instruction to currently 2-38 enrolled migrant students. A local unit of administration 2-39 shall not be eligible for such grant for any school 2-40 thereof unless the number of migrant students enrolled in 2-41 such school is at least 20 or equals at least 5 percent of 2-42 the latest full-time equivalent program count for such S. B. 46 -2- (Index) SB46/AP 3- 1 school, whichever is greater. The State Department of 3- 2 Education by regulation shall establish the manner in 3- 3 which a local unit of administration must demonstrate that 20-3-77.1N ts schools meets the eligibility requirements of 3- 5 this subsection. 3- 6 (c) Grants under this Code section shall be subject to 3- 7 appropriation by the General Assembly. The grant amount 3- 8 for a local unit of administration to be used for a school 3- 9 thereof under this Code section shall be determined by 3-10 multiplying the total appropriation for such grants by a 3-11 fraction, the numerator of which is the average number of 3-12 eligible migrant students enrolling in that school after 3-13 the final FTE count as required in subsection (a) of Code 3-14 Section 20-2-160 but prior to the end of the same academic 3-15 year and the denominator of which is the average total 3-16 number of eligible migrant students enrolling after the 3-17 final FTE count as required in subsection (a) of Code 3-18 Section 20-2-160 but prior to the end of the same academic 3-19 year in all local units in the entire state. At least 90 3-20 percent of the grant funds received by a local unit under 3-21 this Code section shall be used for direct program 3-22 expenditures at the school for which the grant is computed 3-23 under this subsection. Any portion of that 90 percent not 3-24 so expended shall be returned to the State Department of 3-25 Education." SECTION 2. 3-26 Said article is further amended by striking paragraph (7.1) 3-27 of subsection (b) of Code Section 20-2-260, relating to 3-28 educational capital funding, and inserting in its place the 3-29 following: 3-30 "(7.1) 'Exceptional growth' means an increase in the 3-31 average of a local school system's average full-time 3-32 equivalent student count for the three most recently 3-33 completed school years when compared to the average of 3-34 that system's average full-time equivalent count for the 3-35 three most recently completed school years prior to the 3-36 most recently completed school year that growth 3-37 experienced by an exceptional growth system under the 3-38 calculations specified in subparagraph (j)(2)(A) of this 3-39 Code section." S. B. 46 -3- (Index) SB46/AP SECTION 3. 4- 1 Said Code section is further amended by striking 4- 2 subparagraph (j)(2)(A) thereof and inserting in its place 4- 3 the following: 4- 4 "(A) The average of each school system's average 4- 5 full-time equivalent count for the three most recently 4- 6 completed school years ('most recent average') will be 4- 7 compared to the average of that system's average 4- 8 full-time equivalent count for the three most recently 4- 9 completed school years prior to the most recently 4-10 completed school year ('earlier average'). If there is 4-11 an increase in a school system's most recent average 4-12 of at least 1.5 percent and at least 65 average 4-13 full-time equivalent counts over that system's earlier 4-14 average, that system will be an exceptional growth 4-15 system. For each such exceptional growth school system 4-16 with an increased average count of at least 65 average 4-17 full-time equivalent counts after the above 4-18 calculation, the amount of such increase will be 4-19 divided by the total such increase for all school 4-20 exceptional growth systems with an increased average 4-21 count under this subsection to provide the ratio of 4-22 each system's growth to the total growth of all 4-23 systems with exceptional growth; and". SECTION 4. 4-24 Said Code section is further amended by striking 4-25 subparagraph (j)(6)(B) thereof and inserting in its place 4-26 the following: 4-27 "(B) Any construction project submitted to utilize 4-28 growth entitlement shall include construction of at 4-29 least one three new instructional unit units. If 4-30 sufficient growth entitlement is not currently 4-31 available for all of the new instructional units 4-32 needed under this subsection, additional local funds 4-33 or entitlements available to meet construction needs 4-34 identified in the school system's facilities plan 4-35 pursuant to subsection (g) of this Code section may be 4-36 combined with any entitlement available for 4-37 exceptional growth pursuant to this subsection for the 4-38 purpose of completing all construction needs 4-39 identified at a school. Entitlements earned under 4-40 this subsection shall not be withheld, recalculated, 4-41 or otherwise reduced for any construction project S. B. 46 -4- (Index) SB46/AP 5- 1 approved under subsection (g) of this Code section. 5- 2 Exceptional growth entitlement shall be utilized for 5- 3 construction of new instructional units at an existing 5- 4 school or for new schools only for those schools 5- 5 which, following the completion of such construction, 5- 6 meet the minimum size specified in subsection (q) of 5- 7 this Code section. Other funding sources must be 5- 8 utilized for any renovation or modification activities 5- 9 which may be needed; and". SECTION 5. 5-10 Code Section 50-27-3 of the Official Code of Georgia 5-11 Annotated, relating to definitions applicable to the 5-12 "Georgia Lottery for Education Act," is amended by striking 5-13 paragraph (8) in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof 5-14 a new paragraph (8) to read as follows: 5-15 "(8) 'Educational purposes and programs' means capital 5-16 outlay projects for educational facilities; tuition 5-17 grants, scholarships, or loans to citizens of this state 5-18 to enable such citizens to attend colleges and 5-19 universities located within this state, regardless of 5-20 whether such colleges and universities are owned or 5-21 operated by the board of regents or to attend 5-22 institutions operated under the authority of the 5-23 Department of Technical and Adult Education; costs of 5-24 providing to teachers at accredited public institutions 5-25 who teach levels K-12, personnel at public postsecondary 5-26 technical institutes under the authority of the 5-27 Department of Technical and Adult Education, and 5-28 professors and instructors within the University System 5-29 of Georgia the necessary training in the use and 5-30 application of computers and advanced electronic 5-31 instructional technology to implement interactive 5-32 learning environments in the classroom and to access the 5-33 state-wide distance learning network; costs associated 5-34 with repairing and maintaining advanced electronic 5-35 instructional technology; voluntary pre-kindergarten; 5-36 and an education shortfall reserve." SECTION 6. 5-37 Code Section 20-2-252 of the Official Code of Georgia 5-38 Annotated, relating to electronic technology, is amended by 5-39 adding at the end thereof a new subsection (e) to read as 5-40 follows: S. B. 46 -5- (Index) SB46/AP 6- 1 "(e) The State Board of Education shall prescribe 6- 2 criteria, policies, and standards deemed necessary for the 6- 3 effective implementation of a program financed wholly or 6- 4 partially from appropriations from the Lottery for 6- 5 Education Account and established for the purpose of 6- 6 providing teachers the necessary training in the use and 6- 7 application of computers and advanced electronic 6- 8 instructional technology to implement interactive learning 6- 9 environments in the classroom and to access the state-wide 6-10 distance learning network. The State Board of Education 6-11 shall expend funds appropriated for such purpose to defray 6-12 the costs associated with repairing and maintaining 6-13 advanced electronic instructional technology." SECTION 7. 6-14 Part 2 of Article 2 of Chapter 3 of Title 20 of the Official 6-15 Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the University System 6-16 of Georgia, is amended by adding between Code Section 6-17 20-3-77 and 20-3-78 a new Code Section 20-3-77.1 to read as 6-18 follows: 6-19 "20-3-77.1. (Index) 6-20 The board of regents shall prescribe criteria, policies, 6-21 and standards deemed necessary for the effective 6-22 implementation of programs within the university system 6-23 financed wholly or partially from appropriations from the 6-24 Lottery for Education Account and established for the 6-25 purpose of providing professors and instructors the 6-26 necessary training in the use and application of computers 6-27 and advanced electronic instructional technology to 6-28 implement interactive learning environments in the 6-29 classroom and to access the state-wide distance learning 6-30 network. Such programs shall include the expenditure of 6-31 funds to defray the costs associated with repairing and 6-32 maintaining advanced electronic instructional technology." SECTION 8. 6-33 Code Section 20-4-11 of the Official Code of Georgia 6-34 Annotated, relating to the powers of the State Board of 6-35 Technical and Adult Education, is amended by striking the 6-36 word "and" from the end of paragraph (7), by striking the 6-37 period at the end of paragraph (8) and inserting in lieu 6-38 thereof the following: "; and", and by adding at the end 6-39 thereof a new paragraph (9) to read as follows: S. B. 46 -6- (Index) SB46/AP 7- 1 "(9) Prescribe criteria, policies, and standards deemed 7- 2 necessary for the effective implementation of a program 7- 3 financed wholly or partially from appropriations from 7- 4 the Lottery for Education Account and established for 7- 5 the purpose of providing teachers the necessary training 7- 6 in the use and application of computers and advanced 7- 7 electronic instructional technology to implement 7- 8 interactive learning environments in the classroom and 7- 9 to access the state-wide distance learning network. 7-10 Such program shall include the expenditure of funds 7-11 appropriated for such purpose to defray the costs 7-12 associated with repairing and maintaining advanced 7-13 electronic instructional technology." SECTION 9. 7-14 This Act shall become effective upon its approval by the 7-15 Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval. SECTION 10. 7-16 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 7-17 repealed. S. B. 46 -7- (Index)

Office of the Secretary of the Senate
Frank Eldridge, Jr., Secretary of the Senate
Last Updated on 01/02/97