HB 178

Sponsor
Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Tuskegee University, appropriation
Description

This bill makes an appropriation of $10,894,348 from the Education Trust Fund to Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama for the support and maintenance of the educational program of the institution, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019; provides that the appropriation is subject to certain provisions of the Code of Alabama 1975; requires an operations plan and an audited financial statement prior to the release of any funds; and requires an end of year report

To make an appropriation of $10,894,348 from the Education Trust Fund to Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama for the support and maintenance of the educational program of the institution, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019; to provide that the appropriation is subject to certain provisions of the Code of Alabama 1975; to require an operations plan and an audited financial statement prior to the release of any funds; and to require an end of year report.

Subjects
Appropriations
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This bill makes an appropriation of $10,894,348 from the Education Trust Fund to Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama for the support and maintenance of the educational program of the institution, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019; provides that the appropriation is subject to certain provisions of the Code of Alabama 1975; requires an operations plan and an audited financial statement prior to the release of any funds; and requires an end of year report

To make an appropriation of $10,894,348 from the Education Trust Fund to Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama for the support and maintenance of the educational program of the institution, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019; to provide that the appropriation is subject to certain provisions of the Code of Alabama 1975; to require an operations plan and an audited financial statement prior to the release of any funds; and to require an end of year report.

Section 1

Tuskegee University has a unique relationship to the State of Alabama. Due to the unique nature of the circumstances related to the establishment and development of Tuskegee Institute which differs from that of private schools and colleges receiving funds from the state and from the state's public colleges and universities, the institution should be afforded a unique treatment relative to funding from the Education Trust Fund. Tuskegee Institute was established by an act of the Legislature in 1881 and separately incorporated by an act of the Legislature in 1892; the Governor appoints five commissioners who serve as voting members on the Tuskegee Board; and the State Superintendent of Education serves as an ex officio voting commissioner on the Tuskegee Board. Tuskegee has received appropriations from the Legislature since 1881. Being a private institution as well as a state related and supported institution, it is deemed that Tuskegee University should be funded accordingly and not as the private schools and colleges nor as the state public colleges and universities are funded.

Section 2

There is hereby appropriated the sum of $10,894,348 from the Education Trust Fund to Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama for the support and maintenance of the educational program of the institution, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. Of the above appropriation, at least $2,000,000 shall be expended for the agricultural research and extension service state match.

Section 3

The above appropriation is made for the support of public education in Alabama and for the support and maintenance of the above program. The appropriation shall be subject to the provisions, terms, conditions, and limitations of the Budget and Financial Control Act, Section 41-4-80 et seq., Code of Alabama 1975, the provisions of The Budget Management Act of 1976, Section 41-19-1 et seq., Code of Alabama 1975, and any other provisions of this act.

Section 4

(a) Prior to the release of any funds appropriated under this act the following reports shall be submitted: (1) An operations plan for the fiscal year 2019, including goals and measurable performance indicators, shall be submitted to and approved by the Director of Finance, as provided for state agencies in Section 41-19-10 of the Code of Alabama 1975. (2) An audited financial statement for all operations during the fiscal year 2017. (b) It is the intent that funds appropriated for fiscal year 2019 shall be released by the Director of Finance following receipt of the above reports. (c) In addition, quarterly reports shall be made to the Director of Finance relating actual expenditures and accomplishments to planned expenditures and accomplishments. An end of year performance report for the fiscal year 2019 shall be made to the Director of Finance stating the work accomplished and the services provided and the costs of accomplishing the work and providing the services, citing meaningful measures of program effectiveness and costs, as is required for state agencies in Section 41-19-11 of the Code of Alabama 1975. (d) The Director of Finance shall forward a copy of all required reports to the Legislative Council in a timely manner.

Section 5

This act shall become effective October 1, 2018.

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 15, 2018HForwarded to Governor on March 15, 2018 at 1:46 p.m. on March 15, 2018.
March 15, 2018HAssigned Act No. 2018-284.
March 15, 2018HClerk of the House Certification
March 15, 2018HEnrolled
March 15, 2018SSignature Requested
March 15, 2018HPassed Second House
March 15, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 838
March 15, 2018SThird Reading Passed
March 8, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
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 312
February 13, 2018HMotion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 311
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
January 11, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Ways and Means Education
2018-03-15
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed
2018-02-13
Chamber: House
Result: Passed
2018-02-13
Chamber: House
Result: Passed