View Amendment Current Amendment: 64 to Bill 5150

Senator HEMBREE proposes the following amendment (SA\5150C030.JN.SA22.DOCX):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 574, by striking proviso 118.19(B)(5) and inserting:

/ (5) H630State Department of Education

(a)Capital Funding for Disadvantaged Schools..$60,000,000;

(b)State Aid to Classrooms - Maintenance of Effort and Equity.............$10,000,000;

(c)ESA Pilot $1,000,000;

(d) K-12 Public School Teacher COVID Bonus...$82,000,000;

(5.1) From the funds appropriated to State Department of Education, effective on the first pay date that occurs on or after October 17, 2022, the Department of Administration shall allocate to the State Department of Education, $82,000,000 to provide for a one-time lump sum bonus. Each permanent public school teacher, who is subject to the state minimum salary schedule pursuant to proviso 1.3, in a full-time equivalent position, who has been in continuous state service for at least six months prior to July 1, 2022, shall receive a COVID bonus in an amount to be determined by the department. The department shall use all of the funds provided for teacher bonuses, and each teacher must receive an equal amount. This payment is not a part of the state employee's base salary and is not earnable compensation for purposes of employer or employee contributions to respective retirement systems. The earnings limitation on bonuses in Proviso 117.52 of this Act does not apply to this bonus. Unexpended funds appropriated pursuant to this provision may be carried forward to succeeding fiscal years and expended for the same purposes./

Amend the bill further, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 571, proviso 118.19(B)(1), by striking line 28 and inserting:

/ (1) Comprehensive Tax Cut of 2022 (S.1087)..$941,281,000;/

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.