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
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Current Bill Summary

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).