School boards, local; composite index of local ability-to-pay, required local effort. (HB559)

Introduced By

Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol) with support from co-patron Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local school boards; composite index of local ability-to-pay; required local effort; adjustment in certain circumstances. Provides that in any case in which a local school board enters into a comprehensive agreement with a private entity pursuant to the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 whereby the private entity finances the construction of a new public school building in the local school division through the issuance of bonds; leases the building to the local school board in an arrangement such as a certificate of participation, a double net lease, or a triple net lease; and expects the local school board to make lease payments in an annual amount that approximates or is equal to the annual debt service on such bonds, the Department of Education shall not consider 50 percent of such lease payments as capital outlay and debt service and therefore shall not subtract such payments in the biennial calculation of net local expenditures for operations or required local effort for the purpose of determining such local school division's composite index of local ability-to-pay, if so requested by the local school board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103839D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
02/01/2022Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
02/02/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2022Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22105023D-H1
02/07/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2022Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB559H1)
02/09/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022Left in Appropriations

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