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2020 Senate Bill 927: Appropriations: 2020-21 state education budget
Introduced by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on May 20, 2020
To provide a template or "place holder" for a potential School Aid, Community College and Higher Education budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2020. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended later to include them.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate on May 20, 2020
Received in the House on May 27, 2020
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 27, 2020
Substitute offered by Rep. Shane Hernandez (R) on September 15, 2020
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 15, 2020
Received in the Senate on September 16, 2020
Received in the Senate on September 22, 2020
To approve a state education budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2020. House Bill 5396 contains the non-education state government budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, while this budget funds K-12 public schools, community colleges and state universities. It authorizes spending total of $17.651 billion, of which $15.718 billion comes from state taxpayers, and $1.933 from the federal government. Public schools would get $15.525 billion, state universities $1.700 billion, and community colleges $426 million. Altogether, the two "omnibus" budgets authorize $61.565 billion in total spending for the coming fiscal year. This is an increase from $57.784 billion in fiscal year 2018-19, before the coronavirus epidemic.
Received in the House on September 22, 2020

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