STEM programs; grants for donations to programs at qualified schools. (SB17)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Grants for donations to science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) programs at qualified schools. Establishes a grant program administered by the Board of Education beginning in 2017 for donations made by STEM organizations to qualified schools. The donations must be used by qualified schools to support STEM programs. The bill defines qualified schools as those public elementary and secondary schools at which at least 40 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Grants are capped at $50,000 per organization per year. Read the Bill »


03/01/2016: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/04/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100382D
12/04/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/21/2016Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2016Rereferred to Finance
02/03/2016Reported from Finance (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2016Impact statement from DOE/COO (SB17)
02/08/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Placed on Calendar
02/11/2016Read first time
02/11/2016Referred to Committee on Education
02/15/2016Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
02/23/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/23/2016Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/24/2016Reported from Education with amendments (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/24/2016Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
03/01/2016Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017
03/01/2016Continued to 2017 in Appropriations