SB 225 VOTE: YES
Signed into Law by Gov Brown on 07/19/21
Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/SB225
This bill enacts a minimum distribution for small Education Service Districts.
Currently, funding generated by the corporate activity tax contained in House Bill 3427 (2019) is distributed to education service districts based on enrollment.
SB 225B enacts a minimum distribution for small education service districts. “(2)(a) The amount of a distribution to an education service district under this section [ = ] shall be made as provided by paragraph (b) of this subsection after calculating the following for each education service district: (A) One percent of the total amount available for distribution to education service districts in each biennium. (B) The education service district’s ADMw × (the total amount available for distribution to education service districts in each biennium ÷ the total ADMw of all education service districts that receive a distribution). (b) The amount of the distribution to an education service district shall be the greater of the amounts calculated under paragraph (a) of this subsection, except that, for distributions made as provided by paragraph (a)(B) of this subsection, the total amount available for distribution to education service districts shall be the amount remaining after any distributions required under paragraph (a)(A) of this subsection have been made.
This bill started as prohibiting law enforcement assigned to schools. SB 225A modified requirements for alternative education programs. SB 225B provides a minimum formula to distribute the CAT tax to ESDs.