SB1323C-JOINT COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Summary of the House Committee Version of the Bill

HCS SB 1323 -- JOINT COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

SPONSOR:  Shields (Purgason)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Education
by a vote of 18 to 0.

This substitute allows the Joint Committee on Education, which
currently meets every four years, to meet in any year when the
President Pro Tem of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
Representatives appoints new members.  The number of members
increases from five per chamber to seven, and a member who misses
three consecutive meetings may be removed.  The study of
education funding is added to the committee's charge.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds in FY 2005, FY 2006, and
FY 2007.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that the work of the 2003 Joint
Interim Committee on School Funding needs to be continued, and
the statutory committee can address the issue.  Changing the
existing statutory committee from a quadrennial schedule to an
at-will basis will permit the General Assembly to respond to
educational issues more readily.

Testifying for the bill were Senator Shields; Cooperating School
Districts of Greater Kansas City; School Administrators
Coalition; Missouri School Boards Association; Missouri State
Teachers Association; and Missouri National Education
Association.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Becky DeNeve, Senior Legislative Analyst

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