Bill Text: NH HB184 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to the calculation of kindergarten students in the average daily membership and repealing prorated kindergarten funding based on Keno revenues.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-14 - Retained in Committee [HB184 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-HB184-Introduced.html

HB 184-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0139

06/10

 

HOUSE BILL 184-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the calculation of kindergarten students in the average daily membership and repealing prorated kindergarten funding based on Keno revenues.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Luneau, Merr. 10; Rep. Wallner, Merr. 10; Rep. Tanner, Sull. 9; Rep. Huot, Belk. 3; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill increases funding for pupils attending full-day kindergarten programs.

 

This bill also deletes the portion of kindergarten funding that is based on Keno revenue.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0139

06/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the calculation of kindergarten students in the average daily membership and repealing prorated kindergarten funding based on Keno revenues.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  School Money; Definitions.  Amend RSA 198:38, I(a) to read as follows:

(a)  "Average daily membership in attendance'' or "ADMA'' means the average daily membership in attendance, as defined in RSA 189:1-d, III, of pupils in kindergarten through grade 12, in the determination year[, provided that no kindergarten pupil shall count as more than 1/2 day attendance per school year].  ADMA shall only include pupils who are legal residents of New Hampshire pursuant to RSA 193:12 and educated at school district expense which may include public academies or out-of-district placements.  For the purpose of calculating funding for municipalities, the ADMA shall not include pupils attending chartered public schools, but shall include pupils attending a charter conversion school approved by the school district in which the pupil resides.

2  Repeal.  RSA 198:48-c, III, relative to distribution of a kindergarten grant based on Keno revenue, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.

 

LBAO

19-0139

12/18/18

 

HB 184-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to the calculation of kindergarten students in the average daily membership and repealing prorated kindergarten funding based on Keno revenues.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$9,233,199

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [ X ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$9,233,199

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill, effective in FY 2020, eliminates the kindergarten grant based on Keno revenue established under RSA 198:48-c, III, and removes the ½ attendance cap on full-day kindergarten pupils for the purpose of calculating adequate education grants.  Under current law, the kindergarten grant based on Keno revenue provides at least $1,100 per full-day kindergarten pupil per year and up to the full amount calculated under the adequate education formula to the extent funded from Keno revenue.  The amount estimated for these payments in FY 2020 is $9,988,781 (it is assumed Keno revenue would not exceed this amount and therefore the grant would not exceed $1,100 per pupil).  Using FY 2019 data (revised October 1, 2018), total adequate education grants without reducing full-day kindergarten pupils to ½ attendance would increase by $19,221,980.  The net impact of the elimination of the kindergarten grant under RSA 198:48-c, III, and including full-day kindergarten pupils in the adequate education grant formula is an increase to state education trust fund expenditures and an increase to local revenue of $9,233,199 per year:

 

 USING FY 2019 REVISED DATA

Current Law

Proposed

Increase / (Decrease)

Total for Kindergarten Grants Based on Keno Revenue

$9,988,781

$0

($9,988,781)

Total Adequate Education Grants

$915,580,517

$934,802,497

$19,221,980

TOTAL

$925,569,298

$934,802,497

$9,233,199

 

Any changes in kindergarten enrollment figures from FY 2019 data will impact the estimates above.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education

 

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