SB 990 Modifies provisions relating to the attachment of school districts to community college districts
Sponsor: Hegeman
LR Number: 6302S.02T Fiscal Notes
Committee: Education
Last Action: 6/1/2018 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: S2526
Title: SCS SB 990 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2018
House Handler: Alferman

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 990 - Under current law, in order for a school district to become attached to a community college district, a petition must be submitted to the school board of the school district signed either by voters of the district equal in number to ten percent of those voting in the last school election at which school board members were elected or by a majority of the voters of the district, at which point an election must be called. This act provides that a community college district may, by a majority vote of its board of trustees, propose a plan to the voters of the school district to attach the school district to the community college district, levy a tax rate equal to the rate applicable to the community college district at the time of the vote of the board of trustees, and call an election upon the question of such plan. The community college district shall be responsible for the costs associated with the election.

This act is identical to provisions in the truly agreed to SS/HB 1744 (2018), the truly agreed to CCS/HCS/SCS/SBs 807 & 577 (2018), and the truly agreed to SS/SCS/SB 592 (2018). It is substantially similar to a provision in the truly agreed to CCS/SS/SCS/HB 1291 (2018).