Bill Text: AZ HB2488 | 2017 | Fifty-third Legislature 1st Regular | Introduced


Bill Title: Teacher salary increases; appropriation

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-02-09 - House read second time [HB2488 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2017-HB2488-Introduced.html

 

 

 

REFERENCE TITLE: teacher salary increases; appropriation

 

 

 

State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-third Legislature

First Regular Session

2017

 

 

HB 2488

 

Introduced by

Representatives Epstein: Andrade, Benally, Butler, Cardenas, Chávez, Espinoza, Friese, Gabaldón, Rubalcava

 

 

AN ACT

 

Amending title 15, chapter 2, article 2, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 15-249.07; appropriating monies; relating to teacher salary increases.

 

 

(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)

 


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Title 15, chapter 2, article 2, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 15-249.07, to read:

START_STATUTE15-249.07.  Teacher salary increases fund

A.  The teacher salary increases fund is established consisting of legislative appropriations and private gifts, grants and monies from any other lawful source.  The department of education shall administer the fund.  Monies in the fund are continuously appropriated for the purposes of this section.  Monies in the fund are exempt from the provisions of section 35-190 relating to lapsing of appropriations.  On notice from the department, the state treasurer shall invest and divest monies in the fund as provided by section 35-313, and monies earned from investment shall be credited to the fund.  Monies in the fund are subject to state auditing procedures.

B.  Each fiscal year the department shall distribute the monies in the fund among school districts and charter schools in proportion to their average daily membership counts in the preceding fiscal year for the sole purpose of increasing the salaries of the classroom teachers whom they employ. END_STATUTE

Sec. 2.  Appropriation; teacher salary increases fund

The sum of $50,000,000 is appropriated from the state general fund in fiscal year 2017-2018 to the teacher salary increases fund established by section 15-249.07, Arizona Revised Statutes, as added by this act.

Sec. 3.  Fund balance transfer; Arizona public school credit enhancement fund

All monies remaining unexpended and unencumbered on the effective date of this act in the Arizona public school credit enhancement fund established by section 15-2154, Arizona Revised Statutes, are transferred to the teacher salary increases fund established by section 15-249.07, Arizona Revised Statutes, as added by this act.

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