SALT LAKE CITY -- A local lawmaker's bill removing a procedural glitch in the timing of educational fund distribution, which is expected to provide a one-time infusion of $3 million into Davis School District, has cleared the Senate and is headed back to the House for final review.
The Senate voted 26-0 Tuesday night to approve HB 49, which amends provisions in the Minimum School Program Act in regard to board levy programs and would require the state to appropriate the full amount of the state's contribution to local districts each year.
It would benefit four school districts, including Davis. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Stephen Handy, R-Layton.
The bill passed the House earlier this session but was amended and must be approved again by the House before going to the governor's desk for final consideration.
Handy said the bill deals with an "appropriations orphan" and allows a district to get its full funding amount in a given year. It does not generate any new tax revenue; it merely speeds up the distribution of that funding.