HB 175

Sponsor
Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Education budget, appropriations for the support, maintenance, and development of public education
Description

To make appropriations for the support, maintenance and development of public education in Alabama, for debt service, and for capital outlay for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.

Subjects
Education Trust Fund
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To make appropriations for the support, maintenance and development of public education in Alabama, for debt service, and for capital outlay for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019

Section 1

There is hereby appropriated for the support of public education in Alabama for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, for debt service, and for capital outlay to be paid out of funds specified in subsection (a) of Section 2 of this act, the amounts specified in subsections (a), (b), (c), (d), and (e) of Section 3 of this act. For the purpose specified in subsection (b) of Section 2 of this act, amounts are shown by programmatic area and the total for all programs is shown so as to include estimated sources of funds other than those listed in subsection (a) of Section 2 of this act. For the purpose of this act, "ETF" shall mean the Education Trust Fund and "Federal and Local Funds" shall mean all gifts, grants, contributions, or entitlements, including grants by the Congress of the United States, municipalities or counties.

Section 2

(a) The appropriations provided for in this act shall be paid from funds in the State Treasury to the credit of the Education Trust Fund, Alabama Peace Officers' HB175 Standards and Training Fund, Impaired Drivers Trust Fund, Driver Education and Training Fund, Special Education Catastrophic Fund, Public School Fund and other listed funds and are hereby made for the support of public education in Alabama for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and the appropriations herein made shall be subject to the provisions, terms, conditions and limitations of the Budget and Financial Control Act (Code of Alabama 1975, Sections 41-4-80 et seq.), the provisions of the Budget Management Act of 1976 (Code of Alabama 1975, Sections 41-19-1 et seq.), and shall be in the amounts hereinafter specified. (b) Amounts shown hereinunder the columns "Earmarked Funds" and "Appropriation Total" are as set forth for the purpose of establishing amounts estimated to be available by programmatic area from sources other than those listed in subsection (a) of this Section 2, in order, upon consideration of such other funds so estimated to be available, to promote the accountability for an efficient use of funds available, and the same are hereby appropriated by the Legislature. Provided, however, that regardless of the ending date of any pay period which has been or may be established by the Legislature for the payment of salaries of state employees, the entire payment due shall be made from the fiscal year's appropriation in which the pay date falls.

Section 3

HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal 3A. Legislative Branch: 1. Examiner of Public Accounts: (a) Audit Services Program ... 6,359,262 6,359,262 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 6,359,262 Total Examiner of Public Ac- counts........................ 6,359,262 6,359,262 The above appropriation shall be used for educational au- dits. The Department of Exam- iners of Public Accounts is hereby authorized to examine as deemed necessary all appro- priations herein made for com- pliance with the laws of the State of Alabama. Any examina- tion performed shall be in accordance with the provisions of Title 41, Chapter 5, Code of Alabama 1975. 2. Legislative Services Agency: (a) Legislative Operations and Support Program............. 3,361,404 3,361,404 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 3,361,404 Total Legislative Services Agency........................ 3,361,404 3,361,404 Of the above appropriation, $850,000 shall be expended for performance and efficiency evaluations of state agencies. Notwithstanding any other pro- visions of law to the con- trary, any funds appropriated for performance and efficiency evaluations of state agencies, which remain unexpended on September 30, 2019, shall not HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal revert to the Education Trust Fund, but shall be reappropriated in the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2019, for performance and ef- ficiency evaluations of state agencies. 3. Legislature: (a) Legislative Operations and Support Program ............ 2,853,912 2,853,912 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 2,853,912 Total Legislature............. 2,853,912 2,853,912 3B. Executive Branch: 1. American Legion and Auxil- iary Scholarships: (a) Financial Assistance Pro- gram, Estimated............. 112,500 112,500 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 112,500 Total American Legion and Aux- iliary Scholarships .......... 112,500 112,500 To be expended under the pro- visions of Sections 16-31-1 through 16-31-4, Code of Ala- bama 1975. 2. Archives and History, De- partment of: (a) Historical Resources Man- agement Program............. 5,765,552 5,765,552 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 5,765,552 Total Archives and History, 5,765,552 5,765,552 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Department of................. The above appropriation shall be expended to support the educational functions of the Department of Archives and History. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, any of the above funds which remain unexpended on September 30, 2019, shall not revert to the Education Trust Fund, but shall be reappropriated in the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2019, to be expended for bi- centennial programs. 3. Arts, State Council on the: (a) Fine Arts Program ........ 5,459,496 885,200 6,344,696 Of the above appropriation, $725,000 shall be expended for the Alabama Center for the Arts. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, any of the above funds which remain unexpended on September 30, 2019, shall not revert to the Education Trust Fund, but shall be reappropriated in the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2019, to be expended for bi- centennial programs. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 5,459,496 (2) Federal and Local Funds .. 885,200 Total Arts, State Council on the........................... 5,459,496 885,200 6,344,696 4. Child Abuse and Neglect Pre- vention, Department of: (a) Social Services Program .. 1,702,148 1,702,148 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal In accordance with Sections 26-16-1 et seq., Code of Ala- bama 1975. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF-Transfer.............. 1,702,148 Total Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Department of .... 1,702,148 1,702,148 5. Commerce, Department of: (a) Industrial Development Training Institute Program . 58,476,319 58,476,319 Of the above appropriation, $7,212,462 shall be expended for the Industrial Development and Training Program; $6,842,873 shall be expended for the Industrial Training Program - Operations and Main- tenance; $750,000 shall be expended for a marketing cam- paign for technical education; and $43,670,984 shall be ex- pended for Workforce Develop- ment, of which $500,000 shall be expended for the Alabama Workforce Training Center and $2,000,000 shall be provided to regional councils to de- velop leadership strategies in the local areas. Each region will set measurable goals through a planning process to: determine current and future skills needed in the local area; develop seamless educa- tional pathways; and align funding with identified local workforce needs. The Secretary of the Department of Commerce shall report quarterly to the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Finance and Taxa- tion-Education and the House Ways and Means-Education Com- mittee and the Director of the HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Legislative Services Agency any funds expended for indus- try certification initiatives. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 58,476,319 Total Commerce, Department of . 58,476,319 58,476,319 The funds appropriated for Workforce Development are to be expended for those costs incurred by the State in hon- oring commitments to pay workforce development costs, including services and other assistance and expenses of recruitment and training of a company's workforce, that are undertaken to induce companies to locate and expand their operations in Alabama (de- scribed hereinafter as a "Pro- ject") and to develop and im- plement training, placement and recruitment programs that will improve development and expand the State's workforce. Such costs include, but are not limited to: (i) AIDT oper- ating costs directly related to a Project; (ii) wages and benefits for trainers engaged by AIDT for the purpose of a Project; (iii) costs which the State has agreed to pay under the terms of a Project Agree- ment with a company that are necessary and reasonable charges incurred by the com- pany or its affiliates for personnel providing training to the company's employees, whether those trainers are employees of the company or its vendors or suppliers, in- cluding wages, benefits and travel (domestic and, when HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal necessary, international); (iv) any necessary materials, equipment, manuals, or other relevant training materials; (v) the costs incurred for purchasing or repairing or replacing training tools and equipment; (vi) costs incurred for the purchase or construc- tion and maintenance of train- ing facilities; (vii) travel expenses for prospective and current employees and train- ees, including travel, food, lodging, relocation, and other costs necessary and reasonable to enable the company to se- cure a qualified workforce; and (viii) outside training fees. The above funds appro- priated for Workforce Develop- ment shall be expended primar- ily for the training of Ala- bama residents. It is further the intent that contracts with vendors to provide workforce training shall be inclusive and reflect the racial and gender diversity of the State. The Secretary of the Depart- ment of Commerce shall report quarterly to the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Finance and Taxation-Education and the House Ways and Means-Education Committee and the Director of the Legislative Services Agency any funds allocated for workforce training. Such re- port shall include a summary of the persons trained and the vendors providing the train- ing. The report shall contain information including the res- idence, race and gender of the persons trained and of the principal or majority owner of the firm or business con- HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal tracted with to provide the training services. 6. Community College System Board of Trustees, Alabama: (a) Operations and Maintenance ............................ 311,662,798 268,206,083 579,868,881 (b) Auxiliary Enterprises .... 21,643,344 21,643,344 (c) Restricted Funds ......... 271,571,146 271,571,146 (d) Operations and Maintenance for Postsecondary Prison Education................... 9,533,615 9,533,615 Of the above appropriation, up to $1,939,901 shall be ex- pended for Therapeutic Educa- tion; and up to $2,000,000 shall be expended for the op- erations and maintenance of the LifeTech Institute in Thomasville. (e) Adult Education Program .. 12,830,375 17,867,774 30,698,149 (f) Special Populations Train- ing......................... 4,500,268 4,500,268 For education and training programs to prepare individu- als designated as special pop- ulations, as determined by the Chancellor, for entry into the workforce through preemployment skills training, and intensive career technical training. (g) Mine Safety Training Pro- gram at Bevill State Commu- nity College................ 350,000 350,000 (h) Postsecondary Education Department - Administration . 10,892,877 9,306,884 20,199,761 Of the above appropriation, $440,000 shall be expended for capital improvements and equipment purchases, as deemed necessary by the Chancellor. (i) Postsecondary/Tech Col- leges - Truck Driver Train- 240,790 2,000,000 2,240,790 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal ing......................... Of the above appropriation, $240,790 shall be expended for the Truck Driver Training Pro- gram at Central Alabama Commu- nity College. The above appro- priation from earmarked funds is estimated and shall be ex- pended pursuant to Section 32-5-313, Code of Alabama 1975. (j) Industry Certification Initiatives................. 5,867,408 5,867,408 Industry Certification Initia- tives funds shall be distrib- uted by the Alabama Community College System Board of Trust- ees. Of the above appropria- tion, $2,750,000 shall be ex- pended for workforce develop- ment initiatives; and $600,000 shall be expended for career coaches. (k) Marion Military Institute . 8,352,438 8,352,438 (l) Alabama Technology Network ............................ 5,189,065 5,189,065 Of the above appropriation to the Alabama Technology Net- work, $503,906 shall be ex- pended for workforce training. (m) Dual Enrollment .......... 11,300,000 10,000,000 21,300,000 Of the above appropriation, $200,000 shall be expended for a Dual Enrollment Pilot Pro- gram at the Murphy University Center which shall be avail- able to students in the state, with first priority given to students in the Mobile County School System. The remaining appropriation shall be ex- pended at the direction of the Chancellor of the Alabama Com- HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal munity College System to con- tinue, expand, and develop a dual enrollment scholarship program for academic and ca- reer-technical education pro- grams. The Chancellor will work with business and indus- try partners to allocate the funds in a manner consistent with addressing identified needs in the State of Alabama. Such allocations will further and/or accommodate the contin- uation and expansion of dual enrollment programs. (n) Science, Technology, Engi- neering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Pilot Project ...... 275,000 275,000 (o) Volunteer EMSP Certifica- tions....................... 125,000 125,000 Pursuant to HB385 of the 2018 Regular Session. (p) Automotive Workforce Training Scholarship Program ............................ 200,000 200,000 The Board of Trustees of the Alabama Community College Sys- tem, in consultation with the Alabama Industrial Development and Training Institute, shall establish qualifications for the award of scholarships to high school students and adults enrolled in a state educational program relating to the automotive manufactur- ing industry and shall further provide for the implementation and administration of the scholarships. Scholarship re- cipients shall be selected by the Board, in consultation with a scholarship committee, comprised of members of the Board of Directors of the Ala- bama Automotive Manufacturers HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Association, from applications submitted to the association. The Board shall file a report with the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Finance and Taxa- tion-Education and the House Ways and Means-Education Com- mittee, the Director of the Legislative Services Agency, and the Finance Director on September 30, 2019 regarding the total number of scholar- ships awarded for the Fall term of the 2018-2019 academic year and the institution at- tended by the scholarship re- cipients. The report shall also include the name of each scholarship recipient and the number of years the recipient has received a scholarship. (q) Distance Learning Program . 500,000 500,000 (r) Automotive Manufacturing Workforce Development Pro- gram........................ 250,000 250,000 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 382,069,634 (2) Dual Enrollment Tax Credit Fund........................ 10,000,000 (3) Federal and Other Funds .. 590,595,231 Total Community College System Board of Trustees, Alabama ... 382,069,634 600,595,231 982,664,865 (1) The allocations as set forth above shall be distributed by the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees through the Office of the Chancellor. (2) The above appropriation from the Education Trust Fund for Operations and Mainte- nance shall be distributed as follows: $225,000 shall be distributed to the Snead State Community College Aeronautics School in Albertville; $370,000 shall be dis- tributed to the Alabama Aviation College of which $120,000 shall be for the Andalusia Program; $100,000 shall be distributed to Shelton State Community College for distance support; $150,000 shall be distributed to Bishop State Community Col- lege for building renovation and the welding program at the Carver Campus; $145,000 shall be distributed to Central Alabama Community College for economic development; $125,000 shall be distributed to Lawson State Community College for career training; HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal $147,000 shall be distributed to Gadsden State Community College for economic devel- opment; $100,000 shall be distributed to Gadsden State Community College for the Poultry Technology Center in partnership with Auburn University; $450,000 shall be distributed to Northwest-Shoals Community College for an industrial maintenance pro- gram; $250,000 shall be distributed to Shelton State Community College for facility modification; $280,000 shall be distributed to Bevill State Community College to be distributed equally between the Fayette, Hamilton, Sumiton and Jasper campuses in the amount of $70,000 for each campus; $450,000 shall be distributed to Coastal Ala- bama Community College for the technology and manufacturing program; $275,000 shall be distributed to Jefferson State Community College for nursing program; $250,000 shall be distributed to Wallace Community College-Dothan for the Center for Economic and Workforce Development; $385,000 shall be distributed to Wallace State Community College-Hanceville for the Incubator Program, the Aviation Center and the Welding Center in Blount County; $350,000 shall be distributed to Calhoun Community College for the Innovation Center Project; $175,000 shall be distributed to Wallace Commu- nity College-Selma for the Blackbelt Coding Initiative; $200,000 shall be distrib- uted to Northeast Alabama Community College; and the remainder shall be distributed to each of the colleges based on a distribution model consistent with the recommen- dations in the final report of the Alabama Community College Advisory Council on Outcomes-Based Funding, except Marion Military Institute. (3) The allocation of Adult Education funds appropriated herein is restricted to the provision of services to individuals who are receiving benefits under the Adult Edu- cation and Family Literacy Act, Title II of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. (4) The Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System shall report quarterly to the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Finance and Taxation-Education and the House Ways and Means-Education Committee and the Director of the Legislative Services Agency any funds expended for the Alabama Technology Network. 7. Debt Service: (a) Payments on Endowments ... 81,880 81,880 Payments on endowments shall be as follows: For interest on Auburn Univer- sity Endowment ...20,280 For interest on University of Alabama Endowment ...61,000 For interest on Grove Hill Endowment ...600 (b) Interest on Public School Fund Endowment.............. 532,864 532,864 Interest on Public School Fund Endowment shall be as follows: Interest on 16th Section HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Lands, Estimated ...410,000 Interest on School Indemnity Lands, Estimated ...90,000 Interest on Valueless 16th Section Land ...5,825 Interest on Surplus Revenue ...26,764 Interest on James Wallace Fund ...275 (c) General Obligation Bonds, Estimated................... 24,598,950 24,598,950 The above appropriation shall be used to pay debt service on the following General Obliga- tion Bonds: Series 2010-A, Series 2010-B, Series 2013-A, Series 2014-A, Series 2016-A, and Series 2016-C. In the event any of the above bonds are refunded or new General Obligation bonds are issued, debt service on these newly issued bonds may be paid from the appropriations made above from the Education Trust Fund contingent upon the recommen- dation of the Director of Fi- nance and the approval of the Governor. (d) Alabama Incentives Financ- ing Authority Bonds, Esti- mated....................... 3,857,927 3,857,927 The above appropriation shall be used to pay debt service on the following Alabama Incen- tives Financing Authority Bonds: Series 2009-A, Series 2009-B, Series 2009-C and Se- ries 2012-A. In the event any of the above bonds are re- funded or new Alabama Incen- tives Financing Authority bonds are issued, debt service on these newly issued bonds HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal may be paid from the appropri- ations made above from the Education Trust Fund contin- gent upon the recommendation of the Director of Finance and the approval of the Governor. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 28,456,877 (2) ETF, Estimated............ 81,880 (3) ETF-Transfer.............. 532,864 Total Debt Service............ 29,071,621 29,071,621 8. Dental Scholarship Awards, Board of: (a) Support of Other Educa- tional Activities Program .. 191,166 191,166 To be expended under the pro- visions of Sections 16-47-76 through 16-47-81, Code of Ala- bama 1975. The Board shall file a report with the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Finance and Taxation-Education and the House Ways and Means-Education Committee, the Director of the Legislative Services Agency and the Fi- nance Director on October 1, 2018 regarding the total num- ber of scholarships awarded for the fall term of the 2017-2018 academic year and the institution attended by the scholarship recipients. The report shall also include the name of each scholarship recipient and the number of years the recipient has re- ceived a scholarship. SOURCE OF FUNDS: HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal (1) ETF....................... 191,166 Total Dental Scholarship Awards, Board of.............. 191,166 191,166 9. Early Childhood Education, Department of: (a) Social Services Program .. 98,977,756 16,675,000 115,652,756 The proposed spending plan for the ETF monies included in the above program is as follows: Strong Start/Strong Finish ...500,000 Office of School Readiness ...95,962,050 Operations and Maintenance ...380,706 Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)/First Teacher Home Visiting Program ...2,135,000 (b) Children's Policy Council Program..................... 500,000 500,000 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 98,977,756 (2) Children's Policy Council Fund........................ 500,000 (3) Federal and Local Funds .. 16,175,000 (4) P-3 Learning Continuum ... 500,000 Total Early Childhood Educa- tion, Department of .......... 98,977,756 17,175,000 116,152,756 It is the intent of the Legis- lature that the above appro- priation for the Strong Start/Strong Finish initiative be used to expand the HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Pre-K-3rd approach to learning and will incorporate the most successful parts of Pre-K-3rd initiatives in order to estab- lish a strong foundation of early learning experiences that promotes student achieve- ment and success. It is the intent of the Legislature that the Department notify the mem- bers of each local legislative delegation (whenever possible) prior to grants being awarded in each legislative district. The Department shall notify the legislative delegation of the amount of the grant, the recipient of the grant and the date the grant is awarded. 10. Education, State Board of - Local Boards of Education: (a) Foundation Program ....... 3,745,655,398 633,200,284 4,378,855,682 Of the above appropriation, $750,000 shall be distributed to the Franklin County Board of Education to provide one-time financial assistance for tornado repairs to Vina High School that were not cov- ered by insurance. (b) Transportation Program ... 347,957,055 347,957,055 The rate per day for two per- sonal days and five sick days for transportation personnel shall be $50. (c) At-Risk Student Program .. 20,267,734 20,267,734 Each district shall receive its pro-rata share for each student who is defined as be- ing at-risk of dropping out of school or is performing at an academic level below current grade placement. At-Risk funds may be expended for student programs to improve the effi- HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal ciency and utilization of technology-based educational resources in the classroom. As a part of the above appropria- tion for the At-Risk Student Program, there is hereby ap- propriated $750,000 for the Alabama Student Information Management System (ASIMS). ASIMS will allow the continued support and maintenance of the Information Management System which permits each Local Edu- cation Agency and the State Department of Education to comply with all state and fed- eral accountability standards and reporting obligations. Of the above appropriation, $100,000 shall be allocated for the Retired Senior Volun- teer Program, which shall be used for student tutoring and mentoring. The funds allocated to the Retired Senior Volun- teer Program shall not be used for salaries. The program shall file a report on October 1, 2018 with the Department of Education, the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Finance and Taxation-Education and the House Ways and Means-Education Committee, the Finance Direc- tor, and the Director of the Legislative Services Agency regarding the number of volun- teer hours provided statewide and to each local school sys- tem for the prior year. (d) Endowment Interest Pro- gram-Public School Fund, Estimated................... 532,864 532,864 (e) Public School Fund, Esti- mated....................... 185,000,000 185,000,000 Notwithstanding Section 16-13-234, Code of Alabama HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal 1975, the local boards of edu- cation shall request waivers to spend Public School Funds appropriated in this Act, af- ter the payment of pledged debt service or obligated cap- ital projects, for other oper- ating expenses. (f) Board of Adjustment ...... 750,800 750,800 (g) School Nurses Program .... 31,964,511 31,964,511 To be distributed so that each school system shall receive one nurse and an addi- tional nurse or fractions of a nursing allocation based upon the average daily mem- bership during the first 20 scholastic days after Labor Day of the preceding school year. The School Nurses Program shall use the following salary matrix to determine nursing salaries, based on 182 contract days. The pay of any part-time employee shall conform to the pro-rata share of the following matrix: Years Expe- rience LPN RN RN/MS less than 3 20,106 38,249 43,989 ut less than 6 22,097 42,072 48,378 ut less than 9 23,048 43,914 50,501 ut less than 12 23,347 44,502 51,178 ut less than 15 23,768 45,312 52,106 ut less than 18 24,289 46,344 53,298 ut less than 21 24,582 46,943 53,984 ut less than 24 24,876 47,542 54,676 ut less than 27 25,405 48,108 55,241 r more 25,935 48,675 55,808 Of the above appropriation for the School Nurses Program, there is hereby appropri- ated $250,000 for the collection and management of statewide student health data, school by school, by means of the Alabama Student Information Management System (ASIMS). (h) Information Technology 7,775,573 7,775,573 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Services Program............ The above appropriation shall be expended by local school systems towards the position of a District Technology Coor- dinator that meets the job description and qualifications established by the State Board of Education. (i) Career Tech Operations and Maintenance................. 5,000,000 5,000,000 (j) Current Units............. 11,109,561 11,109,561 The above appropriation in- cludes funds for start-up and/or conversion public char- ter schools which shall be funded at Foundation Program cost per unit in the same man- ner as other public K-12 schools. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 4,170,480,632 (2) Federal and Local Funds .. 633,200,284 (3) Public School Fund, Esti- mated....................... 185,532,864 Total Education, State Board of - Local Boards of Education .............................. 4,170,480,632 818,733,148 4,989,213,780 Upon certification and approval by the Department's Deputy State Superintendent of the Office of Administrative and Financial Services that any newly formed city school system is an operational public school system within the State of Alabama, the Department shall ensure that any Foundation Program funds or other state funds allocated to the parent county board of education of the newly formed city school system for students that attended and were counted in the Average Daily Membership of the parent county board of education and now will attend the newly formed city school system shall be transferred to the newly formed city school system for opera- tional expenses. The above appropriation shall be distributed by the State Board of Education in accordance with the provisions of Sections 16-13-230 through 16-13-239, Code of Alabama 1975, and all other laws and regulations of the State Board of Edu- cation relating to the expenditure of such funds. These funds shall be used to pro- vide a minimum school term of 180 full instructional days, or the hourly equivalent HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal thereof, and for equitable educational opportunities in the public schools of the State. It is the intent of the Legislature that funds appropriated from the Educa- tion Trust Fund shall not be used to pay membership dues to any organiza- tion/association. Foundation Program calculations for FY 2018-2019 are based on the funding divisors set forth below. Units earned under the Foundation Program shall be employed as regular classroom teachers and assigned by the local board of education. The divisors listed below shall not serve to prescribe pupil-teacher ratios. It is the intent of the Legislature that local boards of education have flexibility in determining where reductions are made. Any reductions made using flexibility of state units must comply with federal comparability and supplanting guidelines. Each district will submit an application for approval by the State Superintendent as to the unit allocation adjustments requested. Grades K-3 .... 14.25 Grades 4-6 .... 21.03 Grades 7-8 .... 19.70 Grades 9-12 ... 17.95 In allocating the funds in the Foundation Program, the State Board of Education shall allot funds based on the rates established as follows: The Foundation Program shall use the following salary matrix to determine the cost of instructional salaries, based on 187 contract days, or the hourly equivalent thereof, and any part-time contract shall conform to the pro-rata share of the fol- lowing matrix: Years Experi- ence BS MS 6Y DO ND less than 3 39,301 45,193 48,732 52,268 39,301 ut less than 43,227 49,711 53,601 57,494 43,227 ut less than 45,121 51,888 55,964 60,011 45,121 ut less than 45,725 52,585 56,702 60,816 45,725 ut less than 15 46,557 53,538 57,729 61,922 46,557 ut less than 18 47,618 54,762 59,047 63,330 47,618 ut less than 21 48,233 55,466 59,808 64,151 48,233 ut less than 24 48,849 56,177 60,572 64,970 48,849 ut less 49,431 56,759 61,157 65,553 49,431 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal than 27 27 or more 50,014 57,343 61,739 66,135 50,014 Notwithstanding Section 16-13-231.1(d), Code of Alabama 1975, there shall not be an appropriation for the 1% over the total cost of instructional salaries for the Foun- dation Program as calculated by the State Minimum Salary Schedule for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018. For "Fringe Benefits" the rate per day for two per- sonal days and five sick days (for units earned in the Foundation Program) shall be $70. The Teachers' Retirement System employer rate shall be 12.41% of salaries for Tier I members and 11.35% of salaries for Tier II members. The Public Education Em- ployees' Health Insurance Program (PEEHIP) rate shall be $800 per month for each full-time employee. As funds are appropriated, the appropriation herein shall in- clude funds to pay for substitute support employees for each day a support employee is absent. For "Classroom Instructional Support," the uniform amounts used in determining the Foundation Program allowance for classroom instructional support shall be: (1) text- books or digital resources at $70.00 per pupil in average daily membership during the first 20 scholastic days after Labor Day of the preceding school year; (2) classroom materials and supplies at $536.07 per unit earned in the Foundation Pro- gram; (3) technology at $300.00 per unit earned in the Foundation Program; (4) pro- fessional development at $90.00 per unit earned in the Foundation Program; and (5) library enhancement at $96.14 per unit earned in the Foundation Program. Funds allo- cated for instructional support units to meet Advanced Education standards may be used for principals, assistant principals, counselors, and librarians as calculated by the State Department of Education and assigned to the schools where such units are earned. An instructional support unit earned for a principal shall be increased by .31 for elementary schools, .35 for middle schools, and .45 for secondary schools and unit schools. An instructional support unit earned for an assistant principal shall be increased by .10 for elementary schools, middle schools, secondary schools and unit schools. An instructional support unit earned for a counselor shall be in- creased by .03 for secondary schools and unit schools. The budgeting and expenditure of funds in the Foundation Program at the local level shall be determined and made by the local board of education in accordance with rules and regulations of the State Board of Education and all laws governing such school budgets and expendi- tures. 11. Education, State Department of: (a) Administrative Services Program..................... 163,143,410 61,707,624 224,851,034 The proposed spending plan for the ETF monies included in the above program is as follows: Operations and Maintenance of the Department . 24,000,000 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Children First Trust Fund .... 3,050,000 The above appropriation will be directed by the State De- partment of Education towards the specialized treatment of students with autism, students with emotional disabilities and students with deficit dis- orders. The Department may also allocate funds to each local educational agency as a supplemental appropriation based upon the number of stu- dents with identifiable dis- abilities. Operations and Maintenance for the Alabama Reading Initia- tive .......... 44,799,601 Of the above amount, at least $36,800,000 shall be allo- cated directly to local boards of education for the employ- ment of reading coaches to work in grades K-3. At a minimum, $80,000 shall be distributed to each local board of educa- tion for the employment of a full time read- ing coach. Re- maining funds shall be dis- tributed to each local board of educa- HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal tion pro-rata based on the number of K-3 schools and/or students as determined by the State De- partment of Education. All funds are to be distributed and expended for reading coaches to serve grades K, 1, 2, andonly. Of the above amount, $4,000,000 shall be used as follows: $1,000,000 for incentives to schools demon- strating the most growth in Grade 3 reading achievement between the Fall 2017 and the Spring 2018 state assess- ment ($20,000 to each of the chools with the greatest reading growth); $1,272,000 for egional reading coaches to provide pro- fessional de- velopment and technical as- sistance to schools with low Gradereading HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal achievement; $500,000 to initiate a Pi- lot Program of Summer Enrich- ment (Summer 2019) for stu- dents not at Grade 3 reading proficiency; and $1,228,000 for distribu- tion to schools with a Gradeto supplement the costs of reading coaches and to provide state-level contracts for assessment. A maximum of $3,999,601 may be retained by the State De- partment of Education for the employment of state and regional level reading spe- cialists to support the program. It is the intent of the Legislature that funds ap- propriated for the Alabama Reading Initia- tive be ex- pended only for the Alabama Reading Initia- tive Program. The State Su- perintendent of Education shall HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal report semi-annually to the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Finance and Taxa- tion-Education, the House Ways and Means-Education Committee, and the Permanent Joint Legisla- tive Committee on Finances and Budgets and the Director of the Legislative Services Agency the expendi- tures for the Alabama Reading Initiative Pro- gram. Such re- port shall in- clude, but not be limited to, the specific amounts ex- pended for pro- fessional de- velopment, on-site support and for school coaches and support staff for Alabama Reading Initia- tive purposes only. Flexibil- ity will be given to the State Superin- tendent to dis- tribute Alabama Reading Initia- tive resources HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal to the local boards of edu- cation on a per pupil in aver- age daily mem- bership basis for the pur- chase of ap- proved text- books. No money appropriated for the Alabama Reading Initia- tive or the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Ini- tiative (AMSTI) may be repurposed by the State Su- perintendent of Education for any other pur- pose other than those already established herein. Operations and Maintenance for the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative .... 29,049,318 From the above appropriation, the State Su- perintendent of Education shall direct AMSTI resources to the districts based on their individual needs. This ap- propriation shall not be transferred and HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal must be ex- pended in ac- cordance with the intent of the appropria- tion to each of the eleven AMSTI sites. It is the intent of the Legisla- ture that funds appropriated for AMSTI be divided based upon the number of classroom teachers served by in-service centers and expended only for the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative Pro- gram through established procedures of the most recent year's contrac- tual agreement of each site within the eleven regional in-service cen- ter regions. The State Su- perintendent of Education shall report semi-annually to the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Finance and Taxa- tion-Education, the House Ways and HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Means-Education Committee, the Permanent Joint Legislative Committee on Finances and Budgets and the Director of the Legislative Services Agency the expendi- tures for the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Ini- tiative Pro- gram. Such re- port shall in- clude, but not be limited to, the amounts expended for the equipment, materials and supplies needed to teach math and science, as well as the amounts ex- pended for pro- fessional de- velopment and on-site sup- port. The re- port shall also include infor- mation regard- ing the effec- tiveness of the initiative in improving math and science test scores for K-12 students. No money appro- priated for the Alabama Reading Initiative or HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative may be repurposed by the State Superintendent of Education for any other purpose other than those al- ready estab- lished herein. The State Su- perintendent of Education shall commission a study of the AMSTI program with a recog- nized research organization to ascertain the effectiveness of the program in schools uti- lizing AMSTI. The study shall focus on stu- dent achieve- ment and teacher effec- tiveness in STEM and STEM related courses and the study shall include recommendations for improve- ments. The study shall be completed by December 31, 2018, and made available to the Chairs of the Senate Com- mittee on Fi- HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal nance and Taxa- tion-Education and the House Ways and Means-Education Committee, the Governor and the Alabama State Board of Education and the Alabama State Depart- ment of Educa- tion. State Charter School Commis- sion .......... 200,000 Arts Education . 1,300,000 Alabama Holo- caust Commis- sion .......... 60,000 Statewide Stu- dent Assessment ............... 16,405,117 To be expended for expenses directly re- lated to stu- dent assess- ments. Children's Eye Screening Pro- gram and Fol- low-up Eye Care ............... 2,896,460 Of the above appropriation, $1,448,230 shall be used to provide eye screening for stu- dents in Grades K, 2 and 4. The method of screening shall be color photo refraction as developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Adminis- tration; and $1,448,230 shall be used to provide follow-up HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal eye care for Grades K, 2 andstudents. Follow-up eye care services shall include, but not be limited to, providing assistance in obtaining and coordinating local eye care services for those children identified as needing said follow-up eye care services whether insured, uninsured or underinsured. Children identi- fied as uninsured or underinsured shall be provided with free eye exams and free prescription spectacles. A database including specific data by child, grade, school/system, and services for outcome-based measurement shall be maintained and ar- chived. Alabama Ear In- stitute ....... 150,000 Governor's Lo- cal School and School System Academic and Financial Im- provement Pro- gram (At-Risk) . 9,240,633 Military Chil- dren Support Plan .......... 800,000 English Lan- guage Learners Program ....... 3,255,334 Based on the 2017-18 school system count supplied to the Alabama Department of Educa- tion by each local superinten- dent of education, the amount herein is appropriated on a per student basis to be uti- lized by local school boards to provide assistance to stu- dents not utilizing English as HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal their native language so they may become proficient in read- ing, writing and speaking Eng- lish at the earliest possible time. Tenure Person- nel Hearings .. 200,000 To provide reimbursements for court reporters and hearing officers under the provisions of Title 16, Chapter 24C, Code of Alabama 1975. Distance Learn- ing............ 18,165,768 Job descriptions shall be de- veloped by the State Depart- ment of Education for posi- tions funded by this appropri- ation. The hiring of personnel shall be monitored by the State Department of Education for compliance with these job descriptions. In addition, these funds shall be used ex- clusively for the distance learning initiative ACCESS (Alabama Connecting Class- rooms, Educators, and Students Statewide). The Department shall allow non-public schools to participate in the ACCESS Program through a fee based program as established by the Department provided that the fees be limited to an amount necessary to cover the actual costs of extending ACCESS in- struction to non-public schools. Advanced Place- ment .......... 6,671,179 Catastrophic Special Educa- tion Support Allocation .... 2,150,000 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Juvenile Proba- tion Officers 750,000 (b) Financial Assistance Pro- gram........................ 44,346,885 1,243,848,519 1,288,195,404 The proposed spending plan for the ETF monies included in the above program is as follows: Southwest School of Deaf and Blind ..... 198,865 Pre-School Pro- gram (Special Education) .... 1,623,062 National Board for Profes- sional Teaching Standards ..... 10,427,424 The above appropriation in- cludes funds to pay salary supplements and related bene- fit costs for Nationally Board-Certified Teacher (NBCT) and other costs of the pro- gram. Supplement amounts will be determined by the avail- ability of funds based on the number of National Board Cer- tified Teachers. (1) The state of Alabama will provide an annual supplement of $5,000 to any NBCT employed full-time in a public K-12 school and is properly certified by the state of Alabama. The existing eligibility criteria will ap- ply: (a) NBCTs employed on a less than full-time contract on October 1 will receive a pro-rata share of the salary supplement. (b) NBCTs employed full-time after October 1 will receive a pro-rata share of the salary supplement. (c) NBCTs who earn National Board Certification in another state and are teaching full-time in HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Alabama on October 1 and are properly certified by the state of Alabama will receive the annual salary stipend. (d) NBCTs employed as a substitute are not eligible for the sal- ary supplement. (e) NBCTs who are on leave of absence for more than half a school year will receive a prorated amount based on the number of months work during the school year. (f) NBCTs will receive the salary supplement each year of the valid period of the cer- tificate unless the Alabama Legislature declines to make the annual appropriation. (g) NBCTs must renew their certif- icate by the year of the cer- tificate's expiration in order to continue receiving the sal- ary supplement. (h) NBCTs em- ployed in the final year of the certificate valid period will receive a prorated amount based on the number of months worked covered in that valid period. (i) NBCTs who leave after October 1 will be eligi- ble for a prorated amount based on the months served. (j) NBCTs must remain employed with a public K-12 local Board of Education in order to con- tinue receiving the salary supplement. (2) In addition to the supplement provided by subsection (1) of this sec- tion, teachers and other cer- tificated instructional staff shall be eligible for an addi- tional supplement of $5,000 if in an instructional assignment in challenging, high poverty schools, subject to the fol- lowing conditions and limita- tions: (a) Teacher holds a HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal valid NBPTS certificate in Literacy, English as a New Language, Math, Science, or Career and Technical Educa- tion; and (b) School has been on the "Failing School" listof the last 5 years; and/or (c) School has a graduation rate more than 10% less than the state average for 2 of the ost recently posted years; and/or (d) School has a free and reduced federal lunch stu- dent percentage of 75% or greater as determined by the most recent data posted. The State Department of Education shall file a report on or be- fore September 30, 2019 with the Chairs of the Senate Com- mittee on Finance and Taxa- tion-Education and House Ways and Means-Education Committee and the Director of the Legis- lative Services Agency regard- ing the number of teachers and other certificated instruc- tional staff becoming eligible and receiving the additional supplement provided in (2) above during fiscal year 2019. Children's Hos- pital ......... 703,546 Of the above appropriation, $400,000 shall be distributed to the Children's Hospital for poison control. Career Tech Initiative .... 5,460,339 The above appropriation shall be spent on expanding career tech learning opportunities for students and to extend leadership and student orga- nized activities throughout the State as defined by the State Superintendent of Educa- HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal tion. Of the above appropria- tion, $1,700,000 shall be used to expand the Career Coaches Program. Career coaches who are certified as teachers shall be compensated based upon years of experience, highest degree earned, and the length of contract in the same manner as classroom teachers. Furthermore, not more than $900,000 of the above appro- priation shall be first used for agriscience purposes if an adequate number of RFP's are received. Such funds shall be made available through a com- petitive grant process to pay stipends, salaries, benefits and travel of agriscience teachers who work on a 220 day or less contract provided their duties and activities exceed existing contract length. In the event all the agriscience funds are not ap- plied for, the balance of the $900,000 shall revert to the balance of the appropriation and shall be distributed at the discretion of the State Superintendent of Education for additional career tech initiatives not limited to but including travel and student leadership development activi- ties in other career tech pro- gram disciplines. Of the above appropriation, $794,372 shall be expended for the Imagine Academy and $400,000 shall be expended for the Agribusiness Education Program. Teacher In-Service Cen- ters .......... 2,759,080 The State Superintendent of Education shall administer the HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal In-Service Centers by confirm- ing the areas of focus for professional development ac- tivities, monitoring and ap- proving the professional de- velopment plan of the centers, approving the budget, and evaluating the centers on an annual basis to determine per- formance outcomes and identify any deficiencies and require any necessary corrective mea- sures. The above appropriation to the In-Service Centers shall be distributed to the existing eleven In-Service Centers in each geographical area of the state as follows: University of Alabama ...... 217,415 University of Alabama at Bir- mingham ...... 301,015 Alabama A and M University ...... 274,253 Alabama State University ...... 236,454 Athens State University ...... 229,004 Auburn Univer- sity ...... 238,384 Jacksonville State Univer- sity HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal ...... 233,695 University of Montevallo ...... 245,558 Troy University ...... 248,042 University of North Alabama ...... 212,449 University of South Alabama ...... 322,811 Teacher Profes- sional Develop- ment Training . 2,398,913 Of the above appropriation, $857,192 shall be used for the Technology in Motion Program to train teachers (K-12) on authentic computer science. High school and middle school teachers from math, science, and career tech will be trained to offer stand-alone Computer Science courses, and elementary teachers will be trained to integrate computer science into weekly activi- ties, following nationally developed curricular that ad- dress the Alabama Standards for Computer Science. Of the above appropriation $300,000 shall be used for Computer Science educator training. The ALSDE shall coordinate and as needed allocate funds through a competitive grant process for state entities (e.g., non-profits, higher ed) to HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal offer professional development on curricula that has been approved by the ALSDE for a computer science pathway; cur- ricula should be open and available across multiple com- puting platforms (e.g., avail- able within a web browser). Funding shall be used for pro- fessional development and teacher support. The ALSDE shall provide a report of the initiative to the Chair of the House Ways and Means-Education Committee and the Chair of Senate Committee on Finance and Taxation-Education no later than June 15, 2020. Of the above appropriation, $613,907 shall be used to es- tablish a Middle School Com- puter Programming Initiative. The Department shall allocate funds through a competitive grant process for local educa- tion agencies. Each grant may be used for professional de- velopment, training, and cur- riculum, and shall not exceed $25,000. Only one grant is available per system. The De- partment shall provide a re- port of the initiative to the Chair of the House Ways and Means-Education Committee and the Chair of Senate Committee on Finance and Taxa- tion-Education no later than June 1, 2020. Of the above appropriation, $438,907 shall be used for the Principal Mentoring Program and $188,907 shall be used for the Special Education Professional Devel- opment Program for educators and school board members. The Department shall file a report with the Chairs of the House HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Ways and Means-Education Com- mittee and the Senate Commit- tee on Finance and Taxa- tion-Education and the Direc- tor of the Legislative Ser- vices Agency on the first day of the 2019 Regular Session regarding the expenditures and usage of the funds appropri- ated to these two programs in fiscal year 2019. Jobs for Ala- bama's Gradu- ates (JAG) .... 1,050,742 Virtual Library Project ....... 2,897,627 The State Department of Educa- tion shall serve as the fiscal agent for the Virtual Library Project. Governor's High Hopes for Ala- bama Students . 7,980,287 Of the above appropriation, $950,000 shall be expended to link the Alabama Student In- formation Management Systems (ASIMS) to provide parents access to student information through a secure parent por- tal. Teach for Amer- ica............ 697,000 It is the intent of the Legis- lature that funds appropriated for Teach for America be used to employ veterans of the United States Armed Forces where possible. Any teachers employed with these funds shall only teach in the sub- ject area for which they have demonstrated competency as determined and approved by the State Department of Education HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Alabama Foot- ball Coaches Association 125,000 No scholarship awarded by the association shall be awarded to a recipient that is an im- mediate family member of a current football coach. Alabama Base- ball Coaches Association 50,000 Helping Fami- lies Initiative ............... 500,000 Of the above appropriation to the Helping Families Initia- tive, no more than $75,000 shall be expended for execu- tive salaries or benefits. The Helping Families Initiative shall file a report with the Chairs of the House Ways and Means-Education Committee and the Senate Committee on Fi- nance and Taxation-Education and the Director of the Legis- lative Services Agency on the first day of the 2019 Regular Session regarding the expendi- tures and usage of the funds appropriated in fiscal year 2019 as provided in Section 16. Hudson Alpha Institute - Science Teacher Training ...... 750,000 The Institute shall file a report with the Chairs of the House Ways and Means-Education Committee and the Senate Com- mittee on Finance and Taxa- tion-Education and the Direc- tor of the Legislative Ser- vices Agency on the first day of the 2019 Regular Session HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal regarding the expenditures and usage of the funds appropri- ated in fiscal year 2019 as provided in Section 16. Southern Re- search Insti- tute 750,000 The above appropriations shall be used to expand the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Outreach Program statewide. The Institute shall file a report with the Chairs of the House Ways and Means-Education Committee and the Senate Com- mittee on Finance and Taxa- tion-Education and the Direc- tor of the Legislative Ser- vices Agency on the first day of the 2019 Regular Session regarding the expenditures and usage of the funds appropri- ated in fiscal year 2019 as provided in Section 16. National Board Certification of Teachers ... 450,000 Of the above appropriation, at least $50,000 shall be ex- pended for Accomplished Teach- ing, Learning and Schools (AT- LAS), and at least $50,000 shall be expended for candi- date support and professional development during the certif- ication process. The balance of funds shall be expended to provide fee support to candi- dates seeking certification. Any unused portion of the funds shall be expended for aforementioned candidate sup- port and professional develop- ment. Candidates whose annual household income exceeds $120,000 or three times the HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal most recently available median household income for the state of Alabama shall not be eligi- ble for fee support. Priority shall be given to candidates in certificate areas of need as determined by the State Superintendent of Education (e.g. Mathematics, Literacy, Science, English Language Arts, Career and Technical Education, etc.); candidates who agree to teach at a school with five or fewer National Board Certified Teachers for a period of three years; and additional need criteria de- termined by the State Superin- tendent of Education. Alabama Teacher Mentor Program . 3,000,000 In each school where there is at least one or more first-year teachers, a mentor teacher shall be identified and recommended by the school principal to the Department of Education based on (1) his or her commitment to collabora- tive work and (2) he or she having at least five years of teaching experience. The men- tor teacher shall be compen- sated in an amount of no more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the academic year for his or her services as a mentor. The Department shall clearly define roles and re- sponsibilities for the mentor teacher to, at a minimum, in- clude (1) requiring at least two meetings per month of the mentor teacher and the first-year teacher during the school year, and (2) requiring mid-year and year-end report- ing by the mentor teacher to HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal his or her principal relating to the progress of each first year teacher he or she is mentoring. Alabama School of Cyber and Engineering ... 1,500,000 It is the intent of the Legis- lature that the above appro- priation to the Alabama School of Cyber and Engineering is the same appropriation contem- plated in Senate Bill 212 and shall not be interpreted as providing an additional $1,500,000 appropriation to the school. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, any of the above appropriation to the school which remains unexpended on September 30, 2019, shall be reappropriated to the school in the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2019. Liberty Learn- ing Foundation 75,000 Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL, Inc.) 600,000 Middle and High School Robotics Grant Program 350,000 The above appropriation shall be expended to provide grants of not more than $1,500 per school to support robotics programs. The State Department of Education shall notify in writing all school systems, by July 1, 2018, of the avail- ability of funding for middle and high school robotics pro- grams. The notification shall include the grant application process and the amount of HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal funding available to each school. No funding will be available until October 1, 2018. (c) Disability Determination for Social Security Program . 101,800,927 101,800,927 (d) Gifted Students Program .. 2,500,000 2,500,000 Of the above appropriation, $750,000 shall be expended for the Gifted Student Grant Pro- gram pursuant to Senate Bill 101. In the event that Senate Bill 101 is not enacted, the Department shall develop rules to use this amount to provide grants to public schools for the purpose of continuing ex- isting programs or initiating new programs to offer advanced and specialized education ser- vices to gifted or talented children. The Department shall require participating local boards of education to match up to five percent of any grant funds awarded. (e) Reading is Fundamental Program..................... 30,000 30,000 (f) Liability Insurance Pro- gram........................ 5,915,628 5,915,628 (g) Alabama Science in Motion Program..................... 1,583,796 1,583,796 All funds appropriated to this program shall be expended in accordance with Title 16, Chapters 61B and 61C, Code of Alabama 1975. Additionally any funds unexpended and carried over from prior fiscal years are hereby reappropriated. Of the above appropriation, the State Superintendent of Educa- tion shall direct ASIM funding to each site within the Eleven Regional In-service Center regions based on the most re- HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal cent year's contractual agree- ments. This appropriation shall not be transferred and must be expended in accordance with the intent of the appro- priation of each of the eleven ASIM sites. The State Superin- tendent of Education shall report semi-annually to the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Finance and Taxa- tion-Education, the House Ways and Means Education Committee, the permanent Joint Legisla- tive Committee on Finance and Budgets and the Director of the Legislative Services Agency the expenditures for the Alabama Science in Motion Program. Such report shall include, but not be limited to, the amounts expended for the equipment, materials and supplies needed to teach Biol- ogy, Chemistry and Physics, as well as the amounts expended for professional development and for on-site support. The existing Alabama Science in Motion Advisory Committee shall advise the State Super- intendent of Education on the operational activities of the ASIM Program. The ASIM Advi- sory Committee shall remain comprised of six project di- rectors, three ASIM Special- ists and three classroom teachers; provided, however, that each of the eleven sites shall be represented by at least one member of the ASIM Advisory Committee. No funds appropriated for the Alabama Science in Motion Program may be repurposed by the State Superintendent of Education for any other purpose other HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal than those already established herein. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 217,519,719 (2) Driver Education and Training Fund............... 5,130,156 (3) Federal and Local Funds .. 1,397,226,914 (4) Special Education Cata- strophic Fund............... 5,000,000 Total Education, State Depart- ment of....................... 217,519,719 1,407,357,070 1,624,876,789 The funds appropriated above shall not be used to implement standards, programs or student assessments created by the Common Core State Standards Initiative after April 1, 2013. 12. Educational Television Com- mission: (a) Educational Television Program..................... 8,325,365 3,709,237 12,034,602 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 8,325,365 (2) Federal and Local Funds .. 3,709,237 Total Educational Television Commission.................... 8,325,365 3,709,237 12,034,602 Notwithstanding any other pro- visions of law to the con- trary, any of the above funds which remain unexpended on September 30, 2019, shall not revert to the Education Trust Fund, but shall be reappropriated in the fiscal year beginning October 1, HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal 2019, to be expended for bi- centennial programs. 13. Executive Commission on Com- munity Services Grants, State: (a) Community Services Grants Program..................... 8,000,000 8,000,000 Distributed pursuant to Sec- tion 29-2-123, Code of Alabama 1975. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 8,000,000 The above appropriation shall be used for grants that pro- mote public education pur- poses. Total Executive Commission on Community Services Grants, State......................... 8,000,000 8,000,000 14. Family Practice Rural Health Board: (a) Family Practice Rural Health Program.............. 2,486,097 2,486,097 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 2,486,097 Total Family Practice Rural Health Board.................. 2,486,097 2,486,097 Of the above appropriation, at least $131,050 shall be ex- pended for the Auburn Rural Health Program; a minimum of $81,650 shall be expended for the Tuskegee Area Health Edu- cation Center (TAHEC); $875,000 shall be expended for the Rural Medical Scholars Program at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; and $636,350 shall be expended for HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal the Rural Health Program at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. 15. Finance, Department of: (a) Employee Benefits Program . 1,739,708 1,739,708 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF, Estimated............ 1,739,708 Total Finance, Department of . 1,739,708 1,739,708 To be distributed by the State Comptroller to the designated beneficiaries or estates for unused sick leave pursuant to Section 16-1-18.2, Code of Alabama 1975. 16. Fine Arts, Alabama School of: (a) Financial Assistance Pro- gram........................ 8,264,602 701,000 8,965,602 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 8,264,602 (2) Federal and Local Funds .. 701,000 Total Fine Arts, Alabama School of..................... 8,264,602 701,000 8,965,602 17. Fire Fighters' Personnel Standards and Education Com- mission, Alabama/Fire College: (a) Operations and Maintenance ............................ 4,782,521 3,819,283 8,601,804 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 4,782,521 (2) Federal and Local Funds .. 3,819,283 Total Fire Fighters' Personnel Standards and Education Com- mission, Alabama/Fire College . 4,782,521 3,819,283 8,601,804 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal 18. Geological Survey: (a) Discovery and Development of Mineral, Energy and Water Resources, Geologic Research and Topographic Mapping Pro- gram........................ 512,069 512,069 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 512,069 Total Geological Survey ...... 512,069 512,069 19. Governor's Office of Volun- teer Services: (a) Executive Direction Pro- gram........................ 355,928 4,917,617 5,273,545 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 355,928 (2) Federal and Local Funds .. 4,917,617 Total Governor's Office of Volunteer Services............ 355,928 4,917,617 5,273,545 20. Health, Department of Public: (a) Public Health Services Program..................... 13,270,977 13,270,977 Of the above appropriation, $528,909 shall be expended for AIDS Alabama; $447,463 shall be expended for the Alabama Kidney Foundation; $600,000 shall be expended for the Cen- ter for Ethics and Social Re- sponsibility and Impact Ala- bama; $125,000 shall be ex- pended for the Alabama Health Education Centers; $75,000 shall be expended for the Ala- bama Commission on Tick Borne Illness; and $450,000 shall be expended for the Statewide Trauma System to include $200,000 for a Statewide HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Stroke System. The above enti- ties shall each file a report with the Chairs of the House Ways and Means-Education Com- mittee and the Senate Commit- tee on Finance and Taxa- tion-Education and the Direc- tor of the Legislative Ser- vices Agency on the first day of the 2019 Regular Session regarding the expenditures and usage of the funds appropri- ated in fiscal year 2019 as provided in Section 16. (b) Continuing Education for EMT Personnel............... 1,635,782 1,635,782 With the above appropriation, the Department shall offer performance-based awards to regional EMS agencies for the purpose of providing continu- ing education to EMTs and strengthening the EMS infra- structure. (c) Alabama Medical Education Consortium.................. 2,000,000 2,000,000 Of the above appropriation, $385,000 shall be expended for the Rural Alabama Teaching Health Center. The Center shall file a report with the Chairs of the House Ways and Means-Education Committee and the Senate Committee on Fi- nance and Taxation-Education and the Director of the Legis- lative Services Agency on the first day of the 2019 Regular Session regarding the expendi- tures and usage of the funds appropriated in fiscal year 2019 as provided in Section 16. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 16,906,759 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Total Health, Department of Public........................ 16,906,759 16,906,759 21. Higher Education, Alabama Commission on: (a) Planning and Coordination Services Program............ 3,352,892 436,239 3,789,131 The proposed spending plan for the ETF monies included in the above program is as follows: Operations and Maintenance ... 3,352,892 (b) Student Financial Aid Pro- gram........................ 14,824,246 14,824,246 (1) Policeman's Survivor Tui- tion, Estimated ............... 250,725 To be expended under the pro- visions of Section 36-21-105, Code of Alabama 1975. (2) Alabama Na- tional Guard Educational As- sistance Schol- arships ....... 4,680,000 To be expended in accordance with Sections 31-10-1 through 31-10-5 and Sections 31-10-20 through 31-10-25, Code of Ala- bama 1975. (3) Alabama Student Assis- tance Program . 4,147,551 (4) Educational Grants Program (Alabama Stu- dent Grant Pro- gram) ......... 5,020,970 To be expended in accordance with Sections 16-33A-1 through 16-33A-11, Code of Alabama 1975. Private institutions receiving state grant funds HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal under this provision shall make their best effort to use the equivalent of ten percent of Federal Work Study alloca- tions for the purpose of tu- toring and mentoring students in grades K-12 to better pre- pare them for graduation, col- lege entry and retention. In- stitutions shall work with their respective governing boards to develop and imple- ment this effort. (5) Math and Science Teacher Education Pro- gram 725,000 To be expended for a college loan repayment program in the areas of math and science teacher education, pursuant to the provisions of HB261 of the 2018 Regular Session. In the event that HB261 is not en- acted, ACHE shall establish rules to implement the pro- gram. It is the intent of the Legislature that loan repay- ments be utilized to reduce the shortage of math and sci- ence teachers in Alabama's public schools and improve student performance. ACHE shall submit an annual report to the Governor and to the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Finance and Taxa- tion-Education and the House Ways and Means-Education Com- mittee and the Director of the Legislative Services Agency within 30 days after September 30, 2019 including updates on all aspects of the program. (c) Support of Other Educa- tional Activities Program .. 2,444,153 107,000 2,551,153 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal The proposed spending plan for the ETF monies included in the above program is as follows: (1) Network of Alabama Aca- demic Libraries ............... 301,248 ACHE shall provide for the participation of Athens State University in the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries. (2) Southern Regional Educa- tion Board (SREB) ........ 624,950 (3) EPSCoR (Re- search) Program ............... 1,143,088 Of the above appropriation, at least thirty percent (30%) may be expended for the operations and maintenance of the Alabama Experimental Program to Stimu- late Competitive Research (Al- abama EPSCoR) administrative offices located at the Univer- sity of Alabama at Birmingham. (4) Articula- tion and Gen- eral Studies Committee (AGSC)/ State- wide Transfer and Articula- tion Reporting System (STARS). ............... 374,867 To be expended in accordance with Section 16-5-8(e), Code of Alabama 1975. The purpose of AGSC/STARS is to provide Alabama college students with a simplified, seamless, and streamlined transfer process by providing them with accu- HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal rate transfer information through state-approved trans- fer guides. STARS is housed at Troy University. The Commis- sion shall work to ensure that dual enrollment courses apply towards a degree where appli- cable. (d) Support of State Universi- ties Program................ 5,316,283 5,316,283 The proposed spending plan for the ETF monies included in the above program is as follows: (1) Alabama Ag- ricultural Land Grant Alliance . 5,316,283 Of the above appropriation to AALGA, $4,506,831 shall be distributed as a state match for federal funds for those institutions in the Alliance required to provide matching state funds for the first time in the fiscal year 2000; $539,524 shall be allocated for the McIntire-Stennis For- estry Research Initiative Matching Program; and an addi- tional $269,928 shall be dis- tributed to Tuskegee Univer- sity for the USDA matching funds. (e) Support of Other State Programs.................... 5,543,120 5,543,120 The proposed spending plan for the ETF monies included in the above program is as follows and each of the entities shall file a report with the Chairs of the House Ways and Means-Education Committee and the Senate Committee on Fi- nance and Taxation-Education and the Director of the Legis- lative Services Agency on the first day of the 2019 Regular HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Session regarding the expendi- tures and usage of the funds appropriated in fiscal year 2019 as provided in Section 16. State of Alabama Humanities Foundation ...330,000 Alabama Forestry Foundation Black Belt Initiative ...267,000 Soil and Water Conservation Committee Program ...1,573,376 Black Belt Adventures ...300,000 Black Belt Treasures ...230,000 Alabama Civil Air Patrol ...100,000 National Computer Forensics Institute ...250,000 Adaptive and Disability Sports Education ...60,000 Resource Conservation and De- velopment Programs (RC and D) ...2,037,744 Motorsports Hall of Fame ...200,000 Alabama Trails Foundation ...195,000 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 31,480,694 (2) Federal and Local Funds .. 543,239 Total Higher Education, Ala- bama Commission on............ 31,480,694 543,239 32,023,933 In addition to the above ap- propriations, any scholarship funds transferred from the State Department of Education for the Alabama Teacher Re- cruitment Incentive Program HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal (ATRIP) shall not revert. 22. Historical Commission, Ala- bama: (a) Historical Resources Man- agement Program............. 1,350,038 1,350,038 Of the above appropriation to the Alabama Historical Commis- sion, $750,000 shall be dis- tributed as grants to histori- cal skills centers, cultural heritage parks, sites, commis- sions, boards, agencies, and authorities that are not owned, operated, or otherwise under the control of the Ala- bama Historical Commission or other state agencies. Grants will be awarded to entities that reflect an educa- tion-based mission and concen- trate on educational program- ming. Preference shall be given to: (i) the Alabama Con- stitution Village in Huntsville; (ii) battlefields or structures constructed prior to 1840 that are on the National Registry of Historic Places and that are publicly owned; or (iii) any historical school structure. Grant amounts shall not exceed $20,000 for any one entity. The first grant shall be for the Alabama Constitution Vil- lage in Huntsville. Notwith- standing any other provisions of law to the contrary, any of the above funds which remain unexpended on September 30, 2019, shall not revert to the Education Trust Fund, but shall be reappropriated in the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2019, to be expended for bicentennial programs. The HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Historical Commission shall file a report with the Chairs of the House Ways and Means-Education Committee and the Senate Committee on Fi- nance and Taxation-Education and the Director of the Legis- lative Services Agency on the first day of the 2019 Regular Session regarding the expendi- tures and usage of the funds appropriated in fiscal year 2019 as provided in Section 16. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 1,350,038 Total Historical Commission, Alabama....................... 1,350,038 1,350,038 23. Human Resources, Department of: (a) Human Services Program - Jobs Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) Pro- gram and Family and Children Services Program............ 13,123,529 13,123,529 Of the above appropriation, $701,470 shall be expended for Child Advocacy Centers. (b) Human Services Program - Jobs Child Care and After School Child Care Program and Family and Children Ser- vices Program............... 14,762,203 14,762,203 Of the above appropriation, $200,000 shall be distributed to the Black Belt Eye Care Consortium; $926,114 shall be distributed to the Greater Alabama Child Development Pro- gram for rural day care; and $570,932 shall be distributed to the Wiregrass Rehabilita- HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal tion Center for day care. The above entities shall each file a report with the Chairs of the House Ways and Means-Education Committee and the Senate Committee on Fi- nance and Taxation-Education and the Director of the Legis- lative Services Agency on the first day of the 2019 Regular Session regarding the expendi- tures and usage of the funds appropriated in fiscal year 2019 as provided in Section 16. (c) Fostering Hope Scholarship Program..................... 1,205,608 1,205,608 To be expended under the pro- visions of Sections 38-12B-1 through 38-12B-10, Code of Alabama 1975. The Department shall file a report with the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Finance and Taxa- tion-Education and the House Ways and Means-Education Com- mittee, the Director of the Legislative Services Agency and the Finance Director on October 1, 2018 regarding the total number of scholarships awarded for the Fall term of the 2017-2018 academic year and the institution attended by the scholarship recipients. The report shall also include the name of each scholarship recipient and the number of years the recipient has re- ceived a scholarship. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF-Transfer.............. 29,091,340 Total Human Resources, Depart- ment of....................... 29,091,340 29,091,340 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal No funds from the sales tax for the issuance of food stamps shall be reverted by the Department of Human Re- sources to the Education Trust Fund. Any funds appropriated which are in excess of the amount needed to fund the food stamp program shall be re- tained by the Department and expended for direct services to children, including the TANF program. 24. Law Enforcement Agency, State: (a) Law Enforcement Program .. 404,554 404,554 Of the above appropriation $400,000 shall be expended for school safety training and, of that amount, up to $200,000 shall be expended in coordina- tion with the State Department of Education. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF - Transfer............ 404,554 Total Law Enforcement Agency, State......................... 404,554 404,554 25. Library Service, Alabama Pub- lic: (a) Public Library Service Program..................... 8,423,305 3,097,396 11,520,701 Of the above appropriation, a minimum of $4,502,745 is to be distributed to public librar- ies within the State; $295,000 shall be expended for Homework Alabama; and $250,000 shall be distributed to the Alabama Supreme Court Library. SOURCE OF FUNDS: HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal (1) ETF....................... 8,423,305 (2) Federal and Local Funds .. 3,097,396 Total Library Service, Alabama Public........................ 8,423,305 3,097,396 11,520,701 26. Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium/Dauphin Island Sea Lab: (a) Support of Other Educa- tional Activities Program .. 4,955,262 14,142,758 19,098,020 Of the above appropriation, $76,088 shall be expended for the Mobile Bay National Estu- ary Program and $76,088 shall be expended for the Missis- sippi-Alabama Sea Grant Con- sortium. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 4,955,262 (2) Federal and Local Funds .. 14,142,758 Total Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium/Dauphin Island Sea Lab................ 4,955,262 14,142,758 19,098,020 27. Mathematics and Science, Ala- bama School of: (a) Financial Assistance Pro- gram........................ 7,535,772 1,220,441 8,756,213 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 7,535,772 (2) Federal and Local Funds .. 1,220,441 Total Mathematics and Science, Alabama School of............. 7,535,772 1,220,441 8,756,213 28. Medical Scholarship Awards, Board of: (a) Support of Other Educa- tional Activities Program .. 1,440,014 400,000 1,840,014 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal To be expended under the pro- visions of Sections 16-47-121 through 16-47-129, Code of Alabama 1975. The Board shall file a report with the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Finance and Taxation-Education and the House Ways and Means-Education Committee, the Director of the Legislative Services Agency and the Fi- nance Director on October 1, 2018 regarding the total num- ber of scholarships awarded for the Fall term of the 2017-2018 academic year and the institution attended by the scholarship recipients. The report shall also include the name of each scholarship recipient and the number of years the recipient has re- ceived a scholarship. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 1,440,014 (2) Federal and Local Funds .. 400,000 Total Medical Scholarship Awards, Board of.............. 1,440,014 400,000 1,840,014 29. Mental Health, Department of: (a) Institutional Treatment and Care of Mental Illness Program..................... 5,378,993 5,378,993 (b) Substance Abuse Program .. 1,892,794 1,892,794 (c) Special Services Program . 1,863,206 1,863,206 Of the above appropriation to the Department of Mental Health for the Special Ser- vices Program, the sum of $438,900 shall be allocated for the Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council, of which $225,000 shall be HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal expended for regional centers; and $335,000 shall be expended for Rainbow Omega. The above entities shall each file a report with the Chairs of the House Ways and Means-Education Committee and the Senate Com- mittee on Finance and Taxa- tion-Education and the Direc- tor of the Legislative Ser- vices Agency on the first day of the 2019 Regular Session regarding the expenditures and usage of the funds appropri- ated in fiscal year 2019 as provided in Section 16. (d) Institutional Treatment and Care of Intellectually Disabled Program............ 41,504,852 41,504,852 Of the above appropriation to the Department of Mental Health for the Institutional Treatment and Care of Intel- lectually Disabled Program, the sum of $4,207,409 shall be used to fund ARC-type commu- nity-based programs, including the Montgomery Institute for Neurological Development for the intellectually disabled in Alabama. Immediately upon pas- sage of this bill, the Depart- ment of Mental Health shall develop an allocation formula that ensures equity in the distribution of funding to ARC and ARC-type community-based programs based upon the fol- lowing three factors: (1) the population of the county or counties served; (2) the num- ber of clients served; and (3) the proximity to other ARC and ARC-type community-based pro- grams. The formula shall not result in any program receiv- ing in FY 2019 less than 80% of the amount it received from HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal the ETF in FY 2018. The De- partment shall file a report with the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Finance and Taxa- tion-Education and the House Ways and Means-Education Com- mittee, the Director of the Legislative Services Agency and the Finance Director on October 1, 2018 regarding the allocation formula for FY 2019 and the funding to be allo- cated to each ARC and ARC-type community-based program. Of the above appropriation, the sum of $335,000 shall be allo- cated to Camp ASCCA; $335,000 shall be transferred to the Eagles' Wings Program; and $500,000 shall be allocated for School-Based Mental Health Services Collaboration. The above entities shall each file a report with the Chairs of the House Ways and Means-Education Committee and the Senate Committee on Fi- nance and Taxation-Education and the Director of the Legis- lative Services Agency on the first day of the 2019 Regular Session regarding the expendi- tures and usage of the funds appropriated in fiscal year 2019 as provided in Section 16. Of the above appropria- tion, $4,750,000 shall be used for services to Medicaid-eligible children and youth with severe emotional disturbance or autism spectrum disorder. The ETF funding pro- vided in this act shall be combined with funding provided in the general appropriations act so that a total of at least $11,000,000 in state funds is allocated for ser- HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal vices to those Medicaid-eligible children and youth. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF-Transfer.............. 50,639,845 Total Mental Health, Depart- ment of....................... 50,639,845 50,639,845 30. Nursing, Alabama Board of: (a) Professional and Occupa- tional Licensing and Regula- tion Program................ 616,027 7,454,607 8,070,634 The above appropriation shall be expended pursuant to the provisions of Sections 34-21-60 through 34-21-63, Code of Alabama 1975. Notwith- standing the limiting provi- sions of the Code of Alabama 1975, Sections 34-21-60 through 34-21-63, $150,000 of the above appropriation shall be expended exclusively for scholarships for advanced de- grees to train instructors to teach nursing classes in Ala- bama colleges and universi- ties; and $450,000 shall be expended for a loan repayment program for advanced-practice nurses. The Board shall file a report with the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Finance and Taxation-Education and the House Ways and Means-Education Committee, the Director of the Legislative Services Agency and the Finance Director on October 1, 2018 regarding the total number of scholarships and loans awarded for the Fall term of the 2017-2018 academic year and the institution at- tended by the scholarship and loan recipients. The report HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal shall also include the name of each scholarship and loan re- cipient and the number of years the recipient has re- ceived a scholarship or loan. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 616,027 (2) Alabama Board of Nursing Trust Fund.................. 7,454,607 Total Nursing, Alabama Board of............................ 616,027 7,454,607 8,070,634 31. Optometric Scholarship Awards, Board of: (a) Support of Other Educa- tional Activities Program .. 150,000 150,000 To be expended under the pro- visions of Sections 34-22-60 through 34-22-65, Code of Ala- bama 1975. The Board shall file a report with the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Finance and Taxation-Education and the House Ways and Means-Education Committee, the Director of the Legislative Services Agency and the Fi- nance Director on October 1, 2018 regarding the total num- ber of scholarships awarded for the Fall term of the 2017-2018 academic year and the institution attended by the scholarship recipients. The report shall also include the name of each scholarship recipient and the number of years the recipient has re- ceived a scholarship. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 150,000 Total Optometric Scholarship Awards, Board of.............. 150,000 150,000 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal 32. Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission, Alabama: (a) Professional and Occupa- tional Licensing and Regula- tion Program................ 251,135 6,218,324 6,469,459 (b) Certified Law Enforcement Academy Program............. 347,687 500,000 847,687 Of the above appropriation for the Certified Law Enforcement Academy Program, $347,687 of ETF monies included therein shall be allocated to the five regional training academies, consistent with the provisions of Section 36-21-47.1, Code of Alabama 1975, in a fair and equitable manner. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 598,822 (2) Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Fund - as provided in Sections 36-21-40 through 36-21-51, Code of Alabama 1975. ...... 6,718,324 Total Peace Officers' Stan- dards and Training Commission, Alabama....................... 598,822 6,718,324 7,317,146 33. Physical Fitness, State Com- mission on: (a) Advisory Services Program . 1,608,111 27,000 1,635,111 Of the above appropriation, $640,467 shall be expended for the Alabama Sports Festival; $300,000 shall be expended for the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame; and $407,260 shall be expended for the Alabama Sports Council. These entities shall each file a report with the Chairs of the House Ways and Means-Education Committee and the Senate Committee on HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Finance and Taxation-Education and the Director of the Legis- lative Services Agency on the first day of the 2019 Regular Session regarding the expendi- tures and usage of the funds appropriated in fiscal year 2019 as provided in Section 16. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 1,608,111 (2) Federal and Local Funds .. 27,000 Total Physical Fitness, State Commission on................. 1,608,111 27,000 1,635,111 34. Rehabilitation Services, De- partment of: (a) Direct Client Services for the Handicapped Program .... 43,165,036 145,770,175 188,935,211 The proposed spending plan for the ETF monies included in the above program is as follows: Homebound ..... 5,611,528 Hemophilia .... 1,289,809 Children's Re- habilitation Services ...... 11,304,808 Of the above appropriation, the agency will pay to each hospital the standard per diem paid by the Alabama Medicaid Agency for services relating to scoliosis and spina bifida medical care. Education of Dependents of Blind Parents . 10,399 The above appropriation shall be allocated for reimbursement to every state institution of higher learning, college, uni- HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal versity, community college, or junior college, in which bene- fits are given to dependents of blind parents under the provisions of Sections 16-33-1 through 16-33-12, Code of Ala- bama 1975. Rehabilitation Services ...... 13,759,654 Of the above appropriation, $88,213 shall be expended for Teaching Children With Dis- abilities. Early Interven- tion Program .. 8,116,725 Respite Related Services and Training ...... 150,000 Rehabilitation Projects ...... 1,510,631 Rehabilitation -FMAP ......... 1,323,269 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 43,165,036 (2) Alabama Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund ..... 1,300,000 (3) Federal and Local Funds .. 144,470,175 Total Rehabilitation Services, Department of................. 43,165,036 145,770,175 188,935,211 The above appropriation to the Department of Rehabilitation Services - Rehabilitation Pro- jects may be used to contract with providers of cerebral palsy services. 35. Sickle Cell Oversight and Regulatory Commission, Ala- bama: (a) Support of Other Educa- tional Activities Program .. 1,454,701 1,454,701 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Of the above appropriation to the Alabama Sickle Cell Over- sight and Regulatory Commis- sion, the sum of $25,973 shall be used to fund travel and other expenses of the Alabama Sickle Cell Oversight and Reg- ulatory Commission and $1,428,728 shall be used to fund university and commu- nity-based Sickle Cell pro- grams which were funded from the ETF budget in FY 2000. These funds shall be distrib- uted proportionately to the distribution made in FY 2003. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 1,454,701 Total Sickle Cell Oversight and Regulatory Commission, Alabama....................... 1,454,701 1,454,701 36. Space Science Exhibit Commis- sion, Alabama: (a) Special Services Program . 1,130,000 32,630,938 33,760,938 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 1,130,000 (2) Federal and Local Funds .. 32,630,938 Total Space Science Exhibit Commission, Alabama .......... 1,130,000 32,630,938 33,760,938 37. Supercomputer Authority, Ala- bama: (a) Information Technology Services Program............ 9,529,692 7,446,203 16,975,895 The above appropriation is to be expended in accordance with Sections 41-10-390 through 41-10-406, Code of Alabama 1975. SOURCE OF FUNDS: HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal (1) ETF-Transfer.............. 9,529,692 (2) Supercomputer Revolving Fund, Estimated............. 7,446,203 Total Supercomputer Authority, Alabama....................... 9,529,692 7,446,203 16,975,895 38. Veterans' Affairs, Department of: (a) Administration of Veter- ans' Affairs Program ....... 2,553,165 2,553,165 (b) Student Financial Aid Pro- gram, Estimated............. 91,544,687 91,544,687 For reimbursement to every state institution of higher learning, college, university, community college, junior col- lege or technical college in which benefits are given to veterans, their spouses, wid- ows, or children under the provisions of Sections 31-6-1 through 31-6-17, Code of Ala- bama 1975. SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 94,097,852 Total Veterans' Affairs, De- partment of................... 94,097,852 94,097,852 39. Youth Services, Department of: (a) Financial Assistance Pro- gram (School District) ..... 6,513,275 6,513,275 The above appropriation shall be expended by the Youth Ser- vices Department District in a manner consistent with the funding formula cooperatively established by the Youth Ser- vices Board and the State Board of Education pursuant to the provisions of Sections 44-1-70 through 44-1-77, Code of Alabama 1975 . HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal (b) Youth Services Program ... 45,436,670 45,436,670 (c) Special Programming for Achievement Network (SPAN) Program..................... 3,565,732 3,565,732 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 55,515,677 Total Youth Services, Depart- ment of....................... 55,515,677 55,515,677 3C. Colleges and Universities: 1. Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Board of Trustees: (a) Operations and Maintenance and Program Support ....... 34,530,697 73,379,228 107,909,925 Of the above appropriation, $50,000 shall be expended for the State Black Archives Re- search Center and Museum and $125,000 shall be expended for Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and STEM en- hancements. (b) Extension-Urban Affairs and Non-Traditional Land Grant Programs.............. 3,747,897 3,747,897 Pursuant to Knight v. Alabama Final Settlement Agreement. (c) Agricultural Research Sta- tion Fixed Costs............ 277,573 277,573 Pursuant to Knight v. Alabama Final Settlement Agreement. (d) Auxiliary Enterprises .... 16,874,251 16,874,251 (e) Restricted Funds ......... 37,878,120 37,878,120 (f) Agricultural Research and Extension-State Match ...... 1,190,097 1,190,097 (g) The Virginia Caples Learn- ing Living Institute ....... 100,000 100,000 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 39,846,264 (2) Federal and Other Funds .. 128,131,599 Total Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Board of Trustees................... 39,846,264 128,131,599 167,977,863 2. Alabama A and M University, Board of Trustees-Miles Col- lege Consortium: (a) Alabama A and M Univer- sity-Miles College Consor- tium........................ 365,225 365,225 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 365,225 Total Alabama A and M Univer- sity, Board of Trustees-Miles College Consortium............ 365,225 365,225 3. Alabama State University, Board of Trustees: (a) Operations and Maintenance and Program Support ....... 45,585,264 67,752,050 113,337,314 The above appropriation for Operations and Maintenance includes the amount of $479,323 for Health Informa- tion Management Program, the amount of $520,980 for the Occupational Therapy Program, the amount of $1,630,747 for the Physical Therapy Program, the amount of $1,657,477 for Title VI Program Enhancement, the amount of $2,392,969 for the EdD in Educational Leader- ship, Policy and Law Program, and the amount of $184,906 for Desegregation Planning, pursu- ant to the Knight v. Alabama Final Settlement Agreement. Of the above appropriation, HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal $500,000 shall be expended for dormitory renovations. Of the above appropriation, $100,000 in the amount of $25,000 per quarter shall be transferred to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences Forensic Services Trust Fund for the building occupied by the Ala- bama Department of Forensic Sciences at the Alabama State University campus. (b) Auxiliary Enterprises .... 11,664,413 11,664,413 (c) Restricted Funds ......... 46,082,594 46,082,594 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 45,585,264 (2) Federal and Other Funds .. 125,499,057 Total Alabama State Univer- sity, Board of Trustees ...... 45,585,264 125,499,057 171,084,321 4. Alabama, The University of, Board of Trustees: (a) Operations and Maintenance and Program Support for the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.................. 160,608,711 748,651,361 909,260,072 Of the above appropriation, $786,600 shall be expended by the Alabama Small Business Development Centers; $5,000,000 shall be expended for the Alabama Transportation Institute; $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Insurance Information and Research Cen- ter; $1,000,000 shall be ex- pended for the Institute for Automotive Engineering; $360,000 shall be expended for the State of Alabama Water Resource Center; and $600,000 shall be expended for the Ru- ral Health Care Management Pilot Program. HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal (b) Operations and Maintenance and Program Support for the University of Alabama at Birmingham.................. 273,456,469 2,130,169,199 2,403,625,668 Of the above appropriation, $201,473 shall be expended for the Minority Dental Program; $500,000 shall be expended for the Center for Diabetic Re- search; $356,765 shall be ex- pended for the High School and Middle School Athletic Train- ing Programs; $500,000 shall be expended for the UAB School of Medicine-Central Alabama Regional Campus; $500,000 shall be expended for the Cen- ter for Clinical and Transi- tional Science; $2,000,000 shall be expended for Genome Alabama in collaboration with the Hudson Alpha Institute; $150,000 shall be expended for the Lakeshore Research Collab- orative; and $1,400,000 shall be expended for the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance in collaboration with the South- ern Research Institute. (c) Operations and Maintenance and Program Support for the University of Alabama in Huntsville.................. 49,694,224 127,350,211 177,044,435 Of the above appropriation, $850,000 shall be expended for the Alabama Office of the State Climatologist; and $2,700,000 shall be expended for the Technology Innovation Incubator Program. (d) Special Mental Health and Chauncey Sparks Center for Developmental and Learning Disorders, University of Alabama at Birmingham ...... 3,236,628 3,236,628 (e) Auxiliary Enterprises .... 245,486,617 245,486,617 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal (f) Restricted Funds ......... 648,596,085 648,596,085 (g) University of Alabama at Birmingham Cancer Center ... 5,052,527 5,052,527 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 492,048,559 (2) Federal and Other Funds .. 3,900,253,473 Total Alabama, The University of, Board of Trustees ........ 492,048,559 3,900,253,473 4,392,302,032 5. Athens State University, Board of Trustees: (a) Operations and Maintenance and Program Support ........ 13,040,284 19,994,296 33,034,580 Of the above appropriation, $225,000 shall be expended for the Academic Collaboration Program with the Alabama Com- munity College System. (b) Auxiliary Enterprises .... 487,000 487,000 (c) Restricted Funds ......... 24,063,762 24,063,762 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 13,040,284 (2) Federal and Other Funds .. 44,545,058 Total Athens State University, Board of Trustees............. 13,040,284 44,545,058 57,585,342 6. Auburn University, Board of Trustees: (a) Operations and Maintenance and Program Support, Auburn University.................. 168,722,593 615,827,417 784,550,010 Of the above appropriation, $250,000 shall be expended for the Poultry Science Depart- ment. (b) Auxiliary Enterprises .... 199,079,416 199,079,416 (c) Restricted Funds ......... 177,147,654 177,147,654 (d) Operations and Maintenance 32,071,337 7,622,746 39,694,083 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal and Program Support, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Sta- tion........................ (e) Operations and Maintenance and Program Support, Alabama Cooperative Extension System ............................ 33,439,020 2,161,163 35,600,183 (f) Operations and Maintenance and Program Support, Auburn University at Montgomery ... 24,036,166 47,717,661 71,753,827 Of the above appropriation, $114,915 shall be expended for the Senior Resource Center. (g) Auburn Aviation Center ... 5,000,000 5,000,000 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 263,269,116 (2) Federal and Other Funds .. 1,049,556,057 Total Auburn University, Board of Trustees................... 263,269,116 1,049,556,057 1,312,825,173 7. Jacksonville State Univer- sity, Board of Trustees: (a) Operations and Maintenance and Program Support ....... 39,973,732 66,844,581 106,818,313 Of the above appropriation, $300,000 shall be expended for the Little River Canyon Field School; $700,000 shall be ex- pended for the Center for Man- ufacturing Support; $500,000 shall be expended for the Cen- ter for Applied Forensics; $250,000 shall be expended for the Center for Law Enforcement Best Practices; and $100,000 shall be expended for the Eco- nomic Development Initiative. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, any amount appropriated to Jack- sonville State University for HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal the Little River Canyon Field School, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, which is unexpended shall re- main at Jacksonville State University to be expended for the Little River Canyon Field School. (b) Auxiliary Enterprises .... 14,551,368 14,551,368 (c) Restricted Funds ......... 60,586,232 60,586,232 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 39,973,732 (2) Federal and Other Funds .. 141,982,181 Total Jacksonville State Uni- versity, Board of Trustees ... 39,973,732 141,982,181 181,955,913 8. Montevallo, University of, Board of Trustees: (a) Operations and Maintenance and Program Support ....... 20,584,426 35,286,304 55,870,730 (b) Auxiliary Enterprises .... 10,400,909 10,400,909 (c) Restricted Funds ......... 7,350,000 7,350,000 (d) American Village ......... 100,000 100,000 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 20,684,426 (2) Federal and Other Funds .. 53,037,213 Total Montevallo, University of, Board of Trustees ........ 20,684,426 53,037,213 73,721,639 9. North Alabama, University of, Board of Trustees: (a) Operations and Maintenance and Program Support ....... 29,912,446 62,101,400 92,013,846 Of the above appropriation, $1,000,000 shall be expended HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal for the Nursing Program. (b) Auxiliary Enterprises .... 20,154,660 20,154,660 (c) Restricted Funds ......... 4,950,000 4,950,000 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 29,912,446 (2) Federal and Other Funds .. 87,206,060 Total North Alabama, Univer- sity of, Board of Trustees ... 29,912,446 87,206,060 117,118,506 10. South Alabama, University of, Board of Trustees: (a) Operations and Maintenance and Program Support ....... 111,073,800 661,195,123 772,268,923 Of the above appropriation, $50,000 shall be expended for the School of Banking. (b) Auxiliary Enterprises .... 33,063,583 33,063,583 (c) Restricted Funds ......... 60,850,000 60,850,000 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 111,073,800 (2) Federal and Other Funds .. 755,108,706 Total South Alabama, Univer- sity of, Board of Trustees ... 111,073,800 755,108,706 866,182,506 11. Troy University, Board of Trustees: (a) Operations and Maintenance and Program Support ........ 51,547,030 174,289,448 225,836,478 Of the above appropriation, $250,000 shall be expended for the Agriculture Center Board and $200,000 shall be expended for the Dothan Landmark Foun- dation Board. (b) Auxiliary Enterprises .... 20,883,240 20,883,240 (c) Restricted Funds ......... 8,698,232 8,698,232 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 51,547,030 (2) Federal and Other Funds .. 203,870,920 Total Troy University, Board of Trustees................... 51,547,030 203,870,920 255,417,950 12. West Alabama, University of, Board of Trustees: (a) Operations and Maintenance and Program Support ....... 16,903,380 40,105,273 57,008,653 Of the above appropriation, $50,000 shall be expended for National Young Farmers; and $250,000 shall be expended for the Blackbelt Teaching Initia- tive. (b) Auxiliary Enterprises .... 6,013,740 6,013,740 (c) Restricted Funds ......... 658,898 658,898 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 16,903,380 (2) Federal and Local Funds .. 46,777,911 Total West Alabama, University of, Board of Trustees ........ 16,903,380 46,777,911 63,681,291 3D. Alabama Innovation Fund: 1. Alabama Innovation Fund: (a) Alabama Innovation Fund .. 2,920,133 2,920,133 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 2,920,133 Total Alabama Innovation Fund . 2,920,133 2,920,133 The above appropriation shall be used for economic develop- ment and research purposes recommended by the Secretary of the Alabama Department of HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal Commerce and approved by the Governor. The Secretary of the Department of Commerce shall notify the Chairs of the Sen- ate Finance and Taxa- tion-Education Committee and the House Ways and Means-Education Committee in writing at least 10 days prior to the disbursement of any funds. Such notification shall include the project descrip- tion and the amount to be dis- bursed. Of the above appropri- ation, $1,000,000 shall be allocated for the Neurological Research Project; $750,000 shall be allocated for the Southern Research Institute; and $750,000 shall be allo- cated for the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology. The Secretary of the Depart- ment of Commerce shall file a report with the Chairs of the House Ways and Means-Education Committee and the Senate Com- mittee on Finance and Taxa- tion-Education and the Direc- tor of the Legislative Ser- vices Agency on the first day of the 2019 Regular Session regarding the expenditures and usage of the funds appropri- ated in fiscal year 2019 as provided in Section 16. 3E. Other: 1. Deaf and Blind, Alabama In- stitute for, Board of Trust- ees: (a) Adult Programs............ 13,230,373 6,364,586 19,594,959 Of the above appropriation, $10,000 shall be expended for the Birmingham Regional Of- fice. (b) Children and Youth Pro- 33,545,586 4,891,510 38,437,096 HB175 Education Trust Earmarked Funds Appropriation To- Fund tal grams....................... (c) Industries for the Blind . 8,834,953 18,706,350 27,541,303 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 55,610,912 (2) Federal and Other Funds .. 29,962,446 Total Deaf and Blind, Alabama Institute for, Board of Trust- ees........................... 55,610,912 29,962,446 85,573,358 2. Treasurer, State: (a) PACT Program.............. 61,539,000 61,539,000 SOURCE OF FUNDS: (1) ETF....................... 61,539,000 Total Treasurer, State ....... 61,539,000 61,539,000

Section 4

Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, on October 1, 2018, the Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Board shall transfer $24,700,000 to the Teachers' Retirement System of Alabama from the Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Fund, consisting of any excess employer paid premiums from state or local funds or other available reserves, to fully fund a one-time lump sum bonus for certain retirees of the Teachers' Retirement System pursuant to the provisions of Senate Bill 21 or House Bill 174 of the 2018 Regular Session. In the event that Senate Bill 21 or House Bill 174 do not pass or do not include a one-time lump sum bonus for certain retirees of the Teachers' HB175 Retirement System, the provisions of this section shall be null and void.

Section 5

In addition to the appropriations herein made, all gifts, grants, contributions, insurance proceeds or entitlements, in excess of the amount carried in this act, including grants by the Congress of the United States, municipalities or counties, to any department, division, board, bureau, commission, agency, institution, office or officer of the State of Alabama are hereby appropriated and, in the event the same are recurring, are reappropriated to such department, division, board, bureau, commission, agency, institution, office or officer to be used only for the purpose or purposes for which the grant or contribution was or shall be made. Further, all state, county, municipal and educational entities are authorized to disburse such sums as deemed necessary by mutual agreement between said entities and the State of Alabama, Department of Examiners of Public Accounts to partially defray the cost of auditing services performed by said agency. All such sums are hereby appropriated and reappropriated if necessary to the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts for audit services, to be expended through the fund established by Section 41-5-24, Code of Alabama 1975.

Section 6

The State Superintendent of Education shall make requisitions to the State Comptroller in favor of the proper beneficiary in accordance with the law and rules HB175 and regulations governing the expenditure or disbursement of any and all funds appropriated to the State Department of Education and/or the State Board of Education in this act, whereupon the Comptroller shall issue his warrant therefor. All other appropriations in this act shall be paid after proper requisitions are made to the State Comptroller in the manner now provided by law.

Section 7

Nothing in this act shall be construed to affect or repeal any law authorizing or permitting any college, school or other education or eleemosynary institution of the State to receive, collect or disburse any fees, tuitions, charges, sales, endowments, trusts or income therefrom, which are now or may hereafter be authorized to receive, collect or disburse. The receiving college, school or institution shall further maintain separate accounts for such receipts or shall maintain a system of accounting which will show a cash flow of such receipts received under the provision of this appropriation.

Section 8

The appropriations made herein to the departments, boards, offices, commissions, and agencies include the amounts necessary and said departments, boards, offices, commissions, and agencies are hereby directed to make the transfer of funds to the State Personnel Department in the amounts enumerated in the general appropriations act for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. All agencies and HB175 institutions enumerated in this act that receive services from other governmental agencies enumerated in this act or the general appropriations act shall make full payment in a timely manner (as determined by the Department of Finance) for such services.

Section 9

All encumbered balances of a previous fiscal year appropriation other than the exclusions authorized by the Code of Alabama 1975, Section 41-4-93, shall lapse no later than September 30 of the fiscal year immediately following the fiscal year for which the appropriation was made and shall revert to the credit of the Education Trust Fund or earmarked fund from which the appropriation or appropriations were made. Section 10. Upon certification to the Director of Finance by the State Attorney General that a federal court has ordered the State of Alabama to pay claims, attorney fees, or other costs relating to said court order, funds are hereby appropriated to the affected department, board, bureau, or commission in the amount necessary to satisfy that court order. Such appropriations are in addition to any other appropriation heretofore or hereafter made in this appropriation act. Such appropriations are conditioned upon the availability of funds and a determination by the Director of Finance that other current appropriations are not available for court-ordered payments. HB175 Section 11. Local boards of education may exercise flexibility among line item expenditures, not to create a reduction of earned teacher units and/or local board of education support personnel. Section 12. The State Superintendent of Education may approve a request by a local board of education for redirecting Other Current Expense funds designated for pass-through calculations to their local Child Nutrition Program if the redirected funds do not prevent the Child Nutrition Program of that local board of education from maintaining a one-month fund balance. Section 13. The appropriations made herein to the departments, boards, offices, commissions and agencies include the amounts necessary to pay the State Employees' Insurance Board (SEIB). The SEIB rate shall be $930 per month for each full-time employee for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. The State Employees' Insurance Board will adjust the insurance program wherever appropriate to maintain the aforementioned fixed rate. Section 14. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this act or any other act, any amount from appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018 to the various state agencies and institutions in this act, except appropriations from the Education Trust Fund, which are unexpended and reverted on September 30, 2018 are hereby reappropriated to HB175 the respective state agencies, offices and institutions for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018. Section 15. (a) The At-Risk and High Hopes appropriations made to the State Department of Education shall be expended as follows: 50% shall be at the discretion of the State Superintendent of Education and 50% shall be awarded in the form of grants to school systems/entities for activities or programs designed to enhance outcomes for At-Risk Students. At-Risk Students shall be defined as students who have not met proficiency standards for state accountability assessments and one or more of the following apply: the student attends a Title I school; qualifies for free or reduced lunch; qualifies for special education or Tier III intervention; or is an English language learner. In the awarding of grants, preference will be given to undertakings that will directly impact student achievement and improve performance on state assessments to include remediation for students, after-school and tutorial programs, career/technical programs, character education, enrichment activities, programs that enhance reading and mathematics abilities in students, activities that increase grade-to-grade promotion, career and college readiness and early warning and prevention programs. Programs must employ evidence-based practices and measure student growth and achievement using research-based norms and criterion. Funds should be awarded on a per-pupil basis, with HB175 no more than ten percent of the grant award going toward personnel costs. (b) In an effort to provide the best and most efficient implementation for intervention and innovation in schools, administration of the grant awards shall be assigned to the Alabama State Department of Education's Division of Administrative and Financial Support with evaluative input from other Alabama State Department of Education advisory personnel, including the State Superintendent of Education, as appropriate. The grant application process must require districts to submit plans to the Alabama State Department of Education detailing their intended use of the grant funds with regard to student proficiency and growth. Grants may be awarded any time after July 1st so schools can prepare for the new school year. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Alabama State Department of Education's Division of Administrative and Financial Support shall make every reasonable effort to notify grant recipients of awards by August 1, 2018. No funding will be available until October 1, 2018. Grantees will have no guarantee of funding until October 1, 2018. (c) Upon the awarding of any grant funds, the Alabama State Department of Education must submit a report to the Chairs of the House Ways and Means-Education Committee and the Senate Committee on Finance and Taxation-Education and the Director of the Legislative Services Agency, that shall HB175 indicate the grant-recipient districts and each district’s plan for those funds. Those districts shall submit follow-up reports indicating the results of those plans from the previous school year by July 31, 2019. Section 16. The reports required to be filed by the first day of the 2019 Regular Session by the various entities enumerated in Section 3 of this act shall include the following information: (1) A detailed breakdown of the proposed expenditures of the Education Trust Fund appropriation for fiscal year 2019. (2) An explanation and analysis of the educational benefits to be provided by the program funded by the Education Trust Fund appropriation. (3) The number of people directly served by the program funded by the Education Trust Fund appropriation. Section 17. In addition to all other appropriations made in this act for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018, and subject to Senate Bill 149 of the 2018 Regular Session being enacted establishing a broadband accessibility grant program under the Department of Economic and Community Affairs, there is hereby appropriated the following amounts from the Education Trust Fund to the Department for the broadband accessibility grant program, conditioned upon availability of the following funds: HB175 (1) Any Education Trust Fund appropriations which are unspent and reverted to the Education Trust Fund at the conclusion of the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and which have not otherwise been reappropriated in this act or other provision of law, but not to exceed five million dollars ($5,000,000). These reverted appropriations become nonrecurring revenue for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018, and are available for appropriation pursuant to the provisions of the Education Trust Fund Rolling Reserve Act. (2) Subject to House Bill 470 of the 2018 Regular Session being enacted, ninety-five percent (95%) of the estimated additional simplified sellers use tax revenues to be deposited into the Education Trust Fund in the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018 according to the enacted fiscal note, but not to exceed two million four hundred thousand dollars ($2,400,000), shall be considered new recurring revenue and added to the fiscal year appropriation cap for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018 pursuant to the provisions of the Education Trust Fund Rolling Reserve Act. Section 18. If any section, paragraph, sentence, clause, provision or portion of this act or all or any portion of the appropriations herein made is held unconstitutional or invalid, it shall not affect any other section, paragraph, sentence, clause, provision or portion of this act or any HB175 other appropriation or appropriations or portion thereof hereby made not in and of itself unconstitutional or invalid. Section 19. All laws or parts of laws, general, special, private or local in conflict with or inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby expressly repealed. Section 20. This act shall become effective on October 1, 2018. HB175 Speaker of the House of Representatives President and Presiding Officer of the Senate House of Representatives I hereby certify that the within Act originated in and was passed by the House 13-FEB-18, as amended. Jeff Woodard Clerk Senate 15-MAR-18 Amended and Passed Passed, as amended House 29-MAR-18 by Conference Com- mittee Report Passed, as amended Senate 29-MAR-18 by Conference Com- mittee Report

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 29, 2018HWays and Means Education first Amendment Offered
March 29, 2018HForwarded to Governor on March 29, 2018 at 9:57 a.m. on March 29, 2018.
March 29, 2018HConference Committee on HB175 2018RS first Substitute Offered
March 29, 2018HAssigned Act No. 2018-481.
March 29, 2018HClerk of the House Certification
March 29, 2018HEnrolled
March 29, 2018SSignature Requested
March 29, 2018HConcurred in Conference Report
March 29, 2018SOrr motion to Concur In and Adopt adopted Roll Call 1251
March 29, 2018SConference Report Concurrence Requested
March 28, 2018SMotion to Carry Over as Unfinished Business adopted Voice Vote
March 27, 2018HPoole motion to Concur In and Adopt adopted Roll Call 1062
March 27, 2018HPoole motion to Suspend Rules adopted Roll Call 1061
March 27, 2018HConference Report
March 22, 2018HConference Committee Appointed
March 21, 2018SOrr motion to Accede adopted Roll Call 1005 P&PO appoints Orr, Stutts and Singleton
March 21, 2018SConference Committee Requested
March 20, 2018HPoole motion to Non Concur and Appoint Conference Committee adopted Roll Call 904 House appoints
March 20, 2018HConcurrence Requested
March 15, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 856
March 15, 2018SSingleton motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 855
March 15, 2018SSingleton Second Amendment Offered
March 15, 2018SOrr motion to Table adopted Voice Vote
March 15, 2018SSingleton Amendment Offered
March 15, 2018SThird Reading Passed
March 15, 2018SOrr motion to Carry Over to the Call of the Chair adopted Voice Vote
March 15, 2018SSmitherman motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 851
March 15, 2018SSmitherman Amendment Offered
March 15, 2018SBrewbaker motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 850
March 15, 2018SBrewbaker Amendment Offered
March 15, 2018SFigures motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 849
March 15, 2018SFigures Amendment Offered
March 15, 2018SSingleton motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 848
March 15, 2018SOrr Amendment Offered
March 15, 2018SOrr motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 847
March 15, 2018SFinance and Taxation Education first Substitute Offered
March 15, 2018SThird Reading Carried Over to Call of the Chair
March 13, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar with 1 substitute and
February 13, 2018SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Finance and Taxation Education
February 13, 2018HEngrossed
February 13, 2018HMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 305
February 13, 2018HMotion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 304
February 13, 2018HHall Amendment Offered
February 13, 2018HMotion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 303
February 13, 2018HPoole Amendment Offered
February 13, 2018HPoole motion to Table adopted Roll Call 302
February 13, 2018HWays and Means Education Amendment Offered
February 13, 2018HMotion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 301
February 13, 2018HWays and Means Education first Substitute Offered
February 13, 2018HThird Reading Passed
February 8, 2018HRead for the second time and placed on the calendar with 1 substitute and 1 amendment
January 11, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Ways and Means Education
2018-03-29
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