|SB 0615||Allows school districts to contract with new generation cooperatives for the purchase of biodiesel fuel|
|LR Number:||2166S.01I||Fiscal Note:||2166-01|
|Committee:||Agriculture, Conservation, Parks & Tourism|
|Last Action:||03/15/01 - Hearing Conducted S Agriculture, Conservation, Parks||Journal page:|
|& Tourism Committee|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2001|
SB 615 - This act allows school districts, for school years 2002-2003 and lasting through 2005-2006, to establish contracts with nonprofit, farmer-owned new generation cooperatives to supply bus fuel containing at least 20% biodiesel. Subject to appropriation, districts that establish contracts will receive additional state school aid for costs above the market price for regular diesel fuel. Initial statewide payments are capped at 0.065% of the 1998-1999 entitlement for state transportation aid, but may be increased by 4% each year. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is authorized to promulgate rules to implement this act.
Provisions similar to this act are contained in the TAT
versions of CCS/SS/SCS/HB 453 (2001) and CCS/HCS/SB 462 (2001)
and HB 868 (2001).