SB 0245 Requires that any increase in the Gaming Proceeds for Education Fund be transferred to the Classroom Trust Fund
Sponsor:Shields Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:0326S.02I Fiscal Note:0326-02
Last Action:01/23/03 - Second Read and Referred S Education Committee Journal page:S128
Effective Date:August 28, 2003
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Current Bill Summary

SB 245 - Under current law, excursion gambling boat proceeds deposited in the Gaming Proceeds for Education Fund (beyond the amount transferred to the School District Bond Fund) are directed to the State School Moneys Fund to be distributed through the foundation formula.

Under this act, beginning in fiscal year 2005, any increase in the funds transferred (during fiscal year 2004) from the Gaming Proceeds for Education Fund shall be transferred, on a monthly basis, to the Classroom Trust Fund.

The Classroom Trust Fund will finance school construction, teacher recruitment and professional development, technology enhancements, and school safety. The moneys in the Classroom Trust Fund will be distributed to each district on a per-eligible-pupil basis and are exempt from certificated salary compliance. The Classroom Trust Fund will also receive all unclaimed lottery prize money.

This act is similar to HB 1521 (2002).