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.
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.