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2017 Senate Bill 5023: Delaying implementation of revisions to the school levy lid
Introduced by Sen. Lisa Wellman (Mercer Island) (D) on January 9, 2017   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee on January 9, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. Joe Fain (Auburn) (R) on March 8, 2017 Requires levies collected in calendar year 2018 to be deposited into a local revenue subfund of the general fund in order to separately track the expenditure of local levies. Requires the OSPI and the State Auditor to collaborate to develop guidance for school districts to implement this requirement. Requires OSPI to approve the use of M&O levy proceeds prior to the election on the M&O levy proposition beginning with propositions submitted to the voters in 2018.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 8, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. Joe Fain (Auburn) (R) on March 8, 2017 Modifies the bill title.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 8, 2017
Passed 48 to 1 in the Senate on March 8, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Delays for one year changes to the formulas for calculating school district maximum maintenance and operation levy authority, and corresponding local effort assistance. ? Requires local levy revenue to be deposited into a separate sub-fund beginning in calendar year 2018. Provides that the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction must approve the use of maintenance and operation levy proceeds prior to a levy proposition election.
Received in the House on March 9, 2017
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 15, 2017

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