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Senate File 2321

BY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS (SUCCESSOR TO SSB 3172) \5 A BILL FOR \1 Senate File 2321 AN ACT RELATING TO THE FUNDING OF, THE OPERATION OF, AND APPROPRIATION OF MONEYS TO THE COLLEGE STUDENT AID COMMISSION, THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE BLIND, THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND THE STATE BOARD OF REGENTS, AND PROVIDING EFFECTIVE DATE PROVISIONS. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: DIVISION I FY 2012=2013 EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS Section 1. 2011 Iowa Acts, chapter 132, section 7, subsection 1, paragraph a, is amended to read as follows: a. For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 1,065,005 ............................................... FTEs 15.00 (1) The state board of regents shall submit a monthly financial report in a format agreed upon by the state board of regents office and the legislative services agency. (2) The state board of regents may transfer moneys appropriated under paragraphs "b", "c", and "d", to any of the centers specified in paragraph "b", "c", or "d", if the board notifies, in writing, the general assembly and the legislative services agency of the amount, the date, and the purpose of the transfer. MIDWESTERN HIGHER EDUCATION COMPACT Sec. 2. 2011 Iowa Acts, chapter 132, section 32, is amended to read as follows: SEC. 32. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of education for the following fiscal years, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: To be distributed to the midwestern higher education compact to pay Iowa's member state annual obligation: FY 2010=2011...................................... $ 39,000 FY 2011=2012...................................... $ 100,000 FY 2012=2013...................................... $ 50,000 100,000 Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in this section, to the department of education for purposes of paying Iowa's member state annual obligation under the midwestern higher education compact, that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2010, and ending June 30, 2011, shall not revert but shall remain available for expenditure for the purpose designated until the close of the succeeding fiscal year. DEPARTMENT FOR THE BLIND Sec. 3. 2011 Iowa Acts, chapter 132, section 97, is amended to read as follows: SEC. 97. ADMINISTRATION. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department for the blind for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2013, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: 1. For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 845,908 1,691,815 ............................................... FTEs 88.00 2. For costs associated with universal access to audio information over the phone on demand for blind and print handicapped Iowans: .................................................. $ 25,000 50,000 COLLEGE STUDENT AID COMMISSION Sec. 4. 2011 Iowa Acts, chapter 132, section 98, is amended to read as follows: SEC. 98. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the college student aid commission for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2013, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: 1. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 116,472 232,943 ............................................... FTEs 3.95 2. STUDENT AID PROGRAMS For payments to students for the Iowa grant program established in section 261.93: .................................................. $ 395,589 791,177 3. DES MOINES UNIVERSITY ==== HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL RECRUITMENT PROGRAM For forgivable loans to Iowa students attending Des Moines university ==== osteopathic medical center under the forgivable loan repayment program for health care professionals established pursuant to section 261.19: .................................................. $ 162,987 325,973 4. NATIONAL GUARD EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM For purposes of providing national guard educational assistance under the program established in section 261.86: .................................................. $ 1,593,117 4,800,233 5. TEACHER SHORTAGE LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM For the teacher shortage loan forgiveness program established in section 261.112: .................................................. $ 196,226 392,452 6. ALL IOWA OPPORTUNITY FOSTER CARE GRANT PROGRAM For purposes of the all Iowa opportunity foster care grant program established pursuant to section 261.6: .................................................. $ 277,029 554,057 7. ALL IOWA OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM a. For purposes of the all Iowa opportunity scholarship program established pursuant to section 261.87: .................................................. $ 1,120,427 2,240,854 b. If the moneys appropriated by the general assembly to the college student aid commission for fiscal year 2012=2013 for purposes of the all Iowa opportunity scholarship program exceed $500,000, "eligible institution" as defined in section 261.87, shall, during fiscal year 2012=2013, include accredited private institutions as defined in section 261.9, subsection 1. 8. REGISTERED NURSE AND NURSE EDUCATOR LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM a. For purposes of the registered nurse and nurse educator loan forgiveness program established pursuant to section 261.23: .................................................. $ 40,426 80,852 b. It is the intent of the general assembly that the commission continue to consider moneys allocated pursuant to this subsection as moneys that meet the state matching funds requirements of the federal leveraging educational assistance program and the federal supplemental leveraging educational assistance program established under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. 9. BARBER AND COSMETOLOGY ARTS AND SCIENCES TUITION GRANT PROGRAM For purposes of the barber and cosmetology arts and sciences tuition grant program established pursuant to section 261.18: .................................................. $ 18,469 36,938 10. SKILLED WORKFORCE SHORTAGE TUITION GRANTS For purposes of providing skilled workforce shortage tuition grants in accordance with section 261.130: .................................................. $ 5,000,000 Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in this subsection that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the close of the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2014. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Sec. 5. 2011 Iowa Acts, chapter 132, section 102, is amended to read as follows: SEC. 102. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2013, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: 1. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 2,956,906 5,913,812 ............................................... FTEs 81.67 2. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 224,638 598,197 ............................................... FTEs 11.50 3. VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES DIVISION a. For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 2,481,584 4,963,168 ............................................... FTEs 255.00 For purposes of optimizing the job placement of individuals with disabilities, the division shall make its best efforts to work with community rehabilitation program providers for job placement and retention services for individuals with significant disabilities and most significant disabilities. By January 15, 2013, the division shall submit a written report to the general assembly on the division's outreach efforts with community rehabilitation program providers. b. For matching funds for programs to enable persons with severe physical or mental disabilities to function more independently, including salaries and support, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent position: .................................................. $ 19,564 39,128 ............................................... FTEs 1.00 c. For the entrepreneurs with disabilities program established pursuant to section 259.4, subsection 9: .................................................. $ 72,768 145,535 d. For costs associated with centers for independent living: .................................................. $ 20,147 40,294 4. STATE LIBRARY a. For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 604,810 2,215,063 ............................................... FTEs 17.00 29.00 b. For the enrich Iowa program established under section 256.57: .................................................. $ 837,114 2,174,228 5. LIBRARY SERVICE AREA SYSTEM For state aid: .................................................. $ 502,722 6. PUBLIC BROADCASTING DIVISION For salaries, support, maintenance, capital expenditures, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 3,327,011 6,969,021 ............................................... FTEs 82.00 7. REGIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCILS For state aid: .................................................. $ 496,457 The regional telecommunications councils established in section 8D.5 shall use the moneys appropriated in this subsection to provide technical assistance for network classrooms, planning and troubleshooting for local area networks, scheduling of video sites, and other related support activities. 8. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS For reimbursement for vocational education expenditures made by secondary schools: .................................................. $ 1,315,067 2,630,134 Moneys appropriated in this subsection shall be used to reimburse school districts for vocational education expenditures made by secondary schools to meet the standards set in sections 256.11, 258.4, and 260C.14. 9. SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE For use as state matching funds for federal programs that shall be disbursed according to federal regulations, including salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 1,088,399 2,176,797 ............................................... FTEs 20.58 10. EARLY CHILDHOOD IOWA FUND ==== GENERAL AID For deposit in the school ready children grants account of the early childhood Iowa fund created in section 256I.11: .................................................. $ 2,693,057 5,386,113 a. From the moneys deposited in the school ready children grants account for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2013, not more than $265,950 is allocated for the early childhood Iowa office and other technical assistance activities. The early childhood Iowa state board shall direct staff to work with the early childhood stakeholders alliance created in section 256I.12 to inventory technical assistance needs. Moneys allocated under this lettered paragraph may be used by the early childhood Iowa state board for the purpose of skills development and support for ongoing training of staff. However, except as otherwise provided in this subsection, moneys shall not be used for additional staff or for the reimbursement of staff. b. As a condition of receiving moneys appropriated in this subsection, each early childhood Iowa area board shall report to the early childhood Iowa state board progress on each of the local indicators approved by the area board. Each early childhood Iowa area board must also submit an annual budget for the area's comprehensive school ready children grant developed for providing services for children from birth through five years of age, and provide other information specified by the early childhood Iowa state board, including budget amendments as needed. The early childhood Iowa state board shall establish a submission deadline for the annual budget and any budget amendments that allow a reasonable period of time for preparation by the early childhood Iowa area boards and for review and approval or request for modification of the materials by the early childhood Iowa state board. In addition, each early childhood Iowa area board must continue to comply with reporting provisions and other requirements adopted by the early childhood Iowa state board in implementing section 256I.9. c. Of the amount appropriated in this subsection for deposit in the school ready children grants account of the early childhood Iowa fund, $2,318,018 shall be used for efforts to improve the quality of early care, health, and education programs. Moneys allocated pursuant to this paragraph may be used for additional staff and for the reimbursement of staff. The early childhood Iowa state board may reserve a portion of the allocation, not to exceed $88,650, for the technical assistance expenses of the early childhood Iowa state office, including the reimbursement of staff, and shall distribute the remainder to early childhood Iowa areas for local quality improvement efforts through a methodology identified by the early childhood Iowa state board to make the most productive use of the funding, which may include use of the distribution formula, grants, or other means. d. Of the amount appropriated in this subsection for deposit in the school ready children grants account of the early childhood Iowa fund, $825,030 shall be used for support of professional development and training activities for persons working in early care, health, and education by the early childhood Iowa state board in collaboration with the professional development component group of the early childhood Iowa stakeholders alliance maintained pursuant to section 256I.12, subsection 7, paragraph "b", and the early childhood Iowa area boards. Expenditures shall be limited to professional development and training activities agreed upon by the parties participating in the collaboration. 11. EARLY CHILDHOOD IOWA FUND ==== PRESCHOOL TUITION ASSISTANCE a. For deposit in the school ready children grants account of the early childhood Iowa fund created in section 256I.11: .................................................. $ 2,714,439 5,428,877 b. The amount appropriated in this subsection shall be used for early care, health, and education programs to assist low=income parents with tuition for preschool and other supportive services for children ages three, four, and five who are not attending kindergarten in order to increase the basic family income eligibility requirement to not more than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. In addition, if sufficient funding is available after addressing the needs of those who meet the basic income eligibility requirement, an early childhood Iowa area board may provide for eligibility for those with a family income in excess of the basic income eligibility requirement through use of a sliding scale or other copayment provisions. 12. EARLY CHILDHOOD IOWA FUND ==== FAMILY SUPPORT AND PARENT EDUCATION a. For deposit in the school ready children grants account of the early childhood Iowa fund created in section 256I.11: .................................................. $ 6,182,217 12,364,434 b. The amount appropriated in this subsection shall be used for family support services and parent education programs targeted to families expecting a child or with newborn and infant children through age five and shall be distributed using the distribution formula approved by the early childhood Iowa state board and shall be used by an early childhood Iowa area board only for family support services and parent education programs targeted to families expecting a child or with newborn and infant children through age five. c. In order to implement the legislative intent stated in sections 135.106 and 256I.9, that priority for home visitation program funding be given to programs using evidence=based or promising models for home visitation, it is the intent of the general assembly to phase in the funding priority as follows: (1) By July 1, 2013, 25 percent of state funds expended for home visiting programs are for evidence=based or promising program models. (2) By July 1, 2014, 50 percent of state funds expended for home visiting programs are for evidence=based or promising program models. (3) By July 1, 2015, 75 percent of state funds expended for home visiting programs are for evidence=based or promising program models. (4) By July 1, 2016, 90 percent of state funds expended for home visiting programs are for evidence=based or promising program models. The remaining 10 percent of funds may be used for innovative program models that do not yet meet the definition of evidence=based or promising programs. d. For the purposes of this subsection, unless the context requires: (1) "Evidence=based program" means a program that is based on scientific evidence demonstrating that the program model is effective. An evidence=based program shall be reviewed on site and compared to program model standards by the model developer or the developer's designee at least every five years to ensure that the program continues to maintain fidelity with the program model. The program model shall have had demonstrated significant and sustained positive outcomes in an evaluation utilizing a well=designed and rigorous randomized controlled research design or a quasi=experimental research design, and the evaluation results shall have been published in a peer=reviewed journal. (2) "Family support programs" includes group=based parent education or home visiting programs that are designed to strengthen protective factors, including parenting skills, increasing parental knowledge of child development, and increasing family functioning and problem solving skills. A family support program may be used as an early intervention strategy to improve birth outcomes, parental knowledge, family economic success, the home learning environment, family and child involvement with others, and coordination with other community resources. A family support program may have a specific focus on preventing child maltreatment or ensuring children are safe, healthy, and ready to succeed in school. (3) "Promising program" means a program that meets all of the following requirements: (a) The program conforms to a clear, consistent family support model that has been in existence for at least three years. (b) The program is grounded in relevant empirically=based knowledge. (c) The program is linked to program=determined outcomes. (d) The program is associated with a national or state organization that either has comprehensive program standards that ensure high=quality service delivery and continuous program quality improvement or the program model has demonstrated through the program's benchmark outcomes that the program has achieved significant positive outcomes equivalent to those achieved by program models with published significant and sustained results in a peer=reviewed journal. (e) The program has been awarded the Iowa family support credential and has been reviewed on site at least every five years to ensure the program's adherence to the Iowa family support standards approved by the early childhood Iowa state board created in section 256I.3 or a comparable set of standards. The on=site review is completed by an independent review team that is not associated with the program or the organization administering the program. e. (1) The data reporting requirements adopted by the early childhood Iowa state board pursuant to section 256I.4 for the family support programs targeted to families expecting a child or with newborn and infant children through age five and funded through the board shall require the programs to participate in a state administered internet=based data collection system by July 1, 2013. The data reporting requirements shall be developed in a manner to provide for compatibility with local data collection systems. The state board's annual report submitted each January to the governor and general assembly under section 256I.4 shall include family support program outcomes beginning with the January 2015 report. (2) The data on families served that is collected by the family support programs funded through the early childhood Iowa initiative shall include but is not limited to basic demographic information, services received, funding utilized, and program outcomes for the children and families served. The state board shall adopt performance benchmarks for the family support programs and shall revise the Iowa family support credential to incorporate the performance benchmarks on or before January 1, 2014. (3) The state board shall identify minimum competency standards for the employees and supervisors of family support programs funded through the early childhood Iowa initiative. The state board shall submit recommendations concerning the standards to the governor and general assembly on or before January 1, 2014. (4) On or before January 1, 2013, the state board shall adopt criminal and child abuse record check requirements for the employees and supervisors of family support programs funded through the early childhood Iowa initiative. (5) The state board shall develop a plan to implement a coordinated intake and referral process for publicly funded family support programs in order to engage the families expecting a child or with newborn and infant children through age five in all communities in the state by July 1, 2015. 13. BIRTH TO AGE THREE SERVICES For expansion of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, Pub. L. No. 108=446, as amended to January 1, 2012, birth through age three services due to increased numbers of children qualifying for those services: .................................................. $ 860,700 1,721,400 From the moneys appropriated in this subsection, $383,769 shall be allocated to the child health specialty clinic at the state university of Iowa to provide additional support for infants and toddlers who are born prematurely, drug=exposed, or medically fragile. 14. TEXTBOOKS OF NONPUBLIC SCHOOL PUPILS To provide moneys for costs of providing textbooks to each resident pupil who attends a nonpublic school as authorized by section 301.1: .................................................. $ 280,107 560,214 Funding under this subsection is limited to $20 per pupil and shall not exceed the comparable services offered to resident public school pupils. 15. CORE CURRICULUM AND CAREER INFORMATION AND DECISION=MAKING SYSTEM For purposes of implementing the statewide core curriculum for school districts and accredited nonpublic schools and a state=designated career information and decision=making system: .................................................. $ 500,000 1,000,000 16. STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND TEACHER QUALITY PROGRAM For purposes of the student achievement and teacher quality program established pursuant to chapter 284, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 2,392,500 4,785,000 ............................................... FTEs 2.00 17. JOBS FOR AMERICA'S GRADUATES For school districts to provide direct services to the most at=risk senior high school students enrolled in school districts through direct intervention by a jobs for America's graduates specialist: .................................................. $ 20,000 540,000 18. COMMUNITY COLLEGES a. For general state financial aid to merged areas as defined in section 260C.2 in accordance with chapters 258 and 260C: .................................................. $ 81,887,324 177,274,647 The funds appropriated in this subsection shall be allocated pursuant to the formula established in section 206C.18C. Notwithstanding the allocation formula in section 260C.18C, the funds appropriated in this subsection shall be allocated as follows: (1) Merged Area I .................................... $ 8,815,803 (2) Merged Area II ................................... $ 9,196,145 (3) Merged Area III .................................. $ 8,473,561 (4) Merged Area IV ................................... $ 4,164,164 (5) Merged Area V .................................... $ 9,859,104 (6) Merged Area VI ................................... $ 8,113,382 (7) Merged Area VII .................................. $ 12,193,896 (8) Merged Area IX ................................... $ 15,262,118 (9) Merged Area X .................................... $ 27,387,664 (10) Merged Area XI ................................... $ 28,219,579 (11) Merged Area XII .................................. $ 9,971,081 (12) Merged Area XIII ................................. $ 10,444,823 (13) Merged Area XIV .................................. $ 4,235,051 (14) Merged Area XV ................................... $ 13,275,582 (15) Merged Area XVI .................................. $ 7,662,694 b. For distribution to community colleges to supplement faculty salaries: .................................................. $ 250,000 500,000 c. For deposit in the workforce training and economic development funds created pursuant to section 260C.18A: .................................................. $ 2,500,000 8,000,000 d. For deposit in the gap tuition assistance fund established pursuant to section 260I.2, subsection 2: .................................................. $ 2,000,000 STATE BOARD OF REGENTS Sec. 6. 2011 Iowa Acts, chapter 132, section 103, is amended to read as follows: SEC. 103. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the state board of regents for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2013, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: 1. OFFICE OF STATE BOARD OF REGENTS a. For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 532,503 1,065,005 ............................................... FTEs 15.00 The state board of regents shall submit a monthly financial report in a format agreed upon by the state board of regents office and the legislative services agency. The report submitted in December 2012 shall include the five=year graduation rates for the regents universities. b. For moneys to be allocated to the southwest Iowa graduate studies center: .................................................. $ 43,736 87,471 c. For moneys to be allocated to the siouxland interstate metropolitan planning council for the tristate graduate center under section 262.9, subsection 22: .................................................. $ 33,301 66,601 d. For moneys to be allocated to the quad=cities graduate studies center: .................................................. $ 64,888 129,776 The board may transfer moneys appropriated under paragraph "b", "c", or "d", of this subsection to any of the other centers specified in paragraph "b", "c", or "d", if the board notifies, in writing, the general assembly and the legislative services agency of the amount, the date, and the purpose of the transfer. e. For moneys to be distributed to Iowa public radio for public radio operations: .................................................. $ 195,784 391,568 2. STATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA a. General university, including lakeside laboratory For salaries, support, maintenance, equipment, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $104,868,656 216,414,572 ............................................... FTEs 5,058.55 b. Oakdale campus For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 1,093,279 2,186,558 ............................................... FTEs 38.25 c. State hygienic laboratory For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 1,768,358 3,536,716 ............................................... FTEs 102.50 d. Family practice program For allocation by the dean of the college of medicine, with approval of the advisory board, to qualified participants to carry out the provisions of chapter 148D for the family practice program, including salaries and support, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 894,133 1,788,265 ............................................... FTEs 190.40 e. Child health care services For specialized child health care services, including childhood cancer diagnostic and treatment network programs, rural comprehensive care for hemophilia patients, and the Iowa high=risk infant follow=up program, including salaries and support, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 329,728 659,456 ............................................... FTEs 57.97 f. Statewide cancer registry For the statewide cancer registry, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 74,526 149,051 ............................................... FTEs 2.10 g. Substance abuse consortium For moneys to be allocated to the Iowa consortium for substance abuse research and evaluation, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent position: .................................................. $ 27,765 55,529 ............................................... FTEs 1.00 h. Center for biocatalysis For the center for biocatalysis, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 361,864 723,727 ............................................... FTEs 6.28 i. Primary health care initiative For the primary health care initiative in the college of medicine, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 324,465 648,930 ............................................... FTEs 5.89 From the moneys appropriated in this lettered paragraph, $254,889 shall be allocated to the department of family practice at the state university of Iowa college of medicine for family practice faculty and support staff. j. Birth defects registry For the birth defects registry, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent position: .................................................. $ 19,144 38,288 ............................................... FTEs 1.00 k. Larned A. Waterman Iowa nonprofit resource center For the Larned A. Waterman Iowa nonprofit resource center, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 81,270 162,539 ............................................... FTEs 2.75 l. Iowa online advanced placement academy science, technology, engineering, and mathematics initiative For the establishment of the Iowa online advanced placement academy science, technology, engineering, and mathematics initiative: .................................................. $ 240,925 481,849 m. For the Iowa flood center for use by the university's college of engineering pursuant to section 466C.1: .................................................. $ 1,500,000 3. IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY a. General university For salaries, support, maintenance, equipment, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 82,172,599 169,577,342 ............................................... FTEs 3,647.42 b. Agricultural experiment station For the agricultural experiment station salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 14,055,939 28,111,877 ............................................... FTEs 546.98 c. Cooperative extension service in agriculture and home economics For the cooperative extension service in agriculture and home economics salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 8,968,361 17,936,722 ............................................... FTEs 383.34 d. Leopold center For agricultural research grants at Iowa state university of science and technology under section 266.39B, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 198,709 397,417 ............................................... FTEs 11.25 e. Livestock disease research For deposit in and the use of the livestock disease research fund under section 267.8: .................................................. $ 86,423 172,845 4. UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA a. General university For salaries, support, maintenance, equipment, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 37,367,293 81,113,859 ............................................... FTEs 1,447.50 b. Recycling and reuse center For purposes of the recycling and reuse center, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 87,628 175,256 ............................................... FTEs 3.00 c. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) collaborative initiative For purposes of establishing a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) collaborative initiative, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 867,328 4,700,000 ............................................... FTEs 6.20 (1) From the moneys appropriated in this lettered paragraph, up to $282,000 shall be allocated for salaries, staffing, and institutional support. The remainder of the moneys appropriated in this lettered paragraph shall be expended only to support activities directly related to recruitment of kindergarten through grade 12 mathematics and science teachers and for ongoing mathematics and science programming for students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12. (2) The university of northern Iowa shall work with the community colleges to develop STEM professional development programs for community college instructors and STEM curriculum development. d. Real estate education program For purposes of the real estate education program, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent position: .................................................. $ 62,651 125,302 ............................................... FTEs 1.00 5. STATE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 4,339,982 8,853,563 ............................................... FTEs 126.60 6. IOWA BRAILLE AND SIGHT SAVING SCHOOL For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: .................................................. $ 1,809,466 3,691,310 ............................................... FTEs 62.87 7. TUITION AND TRANSPORTATION COSTS For payment to local school boards for the tuition and transportation costs of students residing in the Iowa braille and sight saving school and the state school for the deaf pursuant to section 262.43 and for payment of certain clothing, prescription, and transportation costs for students at these schools pursuant to section 270.5: .................................................. $ 5,882 11,763 8. LICENSED CLASSROOM TEACHERS For distribution at the Iowa braille and sight saving school and the Iowa school for the deaf based upon the average yearly enrollment at each school as determined by the state board of regents: .................................................. $ 41,025 82,049 Sec. 7. Section 235A.15, subsection 2, paragraph e, Code Supplement 2011, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph: NEW SUBPARAGRAPH. (22) To the administrator of a family support program receiving public funds, if the data relates to a record check of an employee working directly with families. Sec. 8. Section 256.86, Code 2011, is amended to read as follows: 256.86 Competition with private sector. 1. It is the intent of the general assembly that the division shall not compete with the private sector by actively seeking revenue from its operations except as provided in this chapter. 2. a. The division may receive revenue for providing services, products, and usage of facilities and equipment if one or more of the following conditions are met: (1) The service, product, or usage is not reasonably available in the private sector. (2) The division can provide the service, product, or usage at a time, price, location, or terms that are not reasonably available through the private sector. (3) The service, product, or usage is deemed by the division to be related to public service or the educational mission of the division. b. The division may charge reasonable fees for providing services, products, and usage of facilities and equipment in accordance with paragraph "a", including but not limited to a reasonable equipment and facilities usage fee. c. Fees charged in accordance with this subsection shall be deposited in the capital equipment replacement revolving fund created pursuant to section 256.87. 3. It is not the intent of the general assembly to prohibit the receipt of charitable contributions as defined by section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. 4. The board, the governor, or the administrator may apply for and accept federal or nonfederal gifts, loans, or grants of funds and may use the funds for projects under this chapter. Sec. 9. Section 256.87, Code 2011, is amended to read as follows: 256.87 Costs and fees ==== capital equipment replacement revolving fund. 1. The board may provide noncommercial production or reproduction services for other public agencies, nonprofit corporations or associations organized under state law, or other nonprofit organizations, and may collect the costs of providing the services from the public agency, corporation, association, or organization, plus a separate equipment usage fee in an amount determined by the board and based upon the equipment used. The costs shall be deposited to the credit of the board. The separate equipment usage fee shall be deposited in the capital equipment replacement revolving fund. 2. The board may establish a capital equipment replacement revolving fund into which shall be deposited equipment usage fees collected under subsection 1 and funds from other sources designated for deposit in the A capital equipment replacement revolving fund is created in the state treasury. The revolving fund shall be administered by the board and shall consist of moneys collected by the division as fees and any other moneys obtained or accepted by the division for deposit in the revolving fund. 2. The board may expend moneys from the capital equipment replacement revolving fund to update facilities and purchase technical equipment for operating the educational radio and television facility its operations. 3. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, subsection 2, interest or earnings on moneys in the revolving fund shall be credited to the revolving fund. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys in the revolving fund that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert to any other fund but shall remain available in the revolving fund for the purposes designated. Sec. 10. Section 261.19, subsection 3, Code Supplement 2011, is amended to read as follows: 3. A health care professional recruitment revolving fund is created in the state treasury as a separate fund under the control of the commission for deposit of moneys appropriated to or received by the commission for use under the program. The commission shall deposit payments made by health care professional recruitment program recipients and the proceeds from the sale of osteopathic loans awarded pursuant to section 261.19, subsection 2, paragraph "b", Code 2011, into the health care professional recruitment revolving fund. Moneys credited to the fund shall be used to supplement moneys appropriated for the health care professional recruitment program, for loan repayment in accordance with this section, and to pay for loan or interest repayment defaults by program recipients. Notwithstanding section 8.33, any balance in the fund on June 30 of any fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund of the state but shall remain in the fund and be continuously available for loan forgiveness under the program. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, subsection 2, interest or earnings on moneys deposited in the fund shall be credited to the fund. Sec. 11. Section 261.25, subsections 1 and 2, Code Supplement 2011, are amended to read as follows: 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the commission for each fiscal year the sum of forty=three forty=five million five hundred thirteen thousand four hundred forty=eight dollars for tuition grants. 2. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the commission for each fiscal year the sum of four two million dollars for tuition grants for students attending for=profit accredited private institutions located in Iowa. A for=profit institution which, effective March 9, 2005, or effective January 8, 2010, purchased an accredited private institution that was exempt from taxation under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, shall be an eligible institution under the tuition grant program. For purposes of the tuition grant program, "for=profit accredited private institution" means an accredited private institution which is not exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code but which otherwise meets the requirements of section 261.9, subsection 1, paragraph "b", and whose students were eligible to receive tuition grants in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003. Sec. 12. NEW SECTION. 268.7 Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics collaborative initiative. 1. A science, technology, engineering, and mathematics collaborative initiative is established at the university of northern Iowa for purposes of supporting activities directly related to recruitment of prekindergarten through grade twelve mathematics and science teachers for ongoing mathematics and science programming for students enrolled in prekindergarten through grade twelve. 2. The collaborative initiative shall prioritize student interest in achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; reach every student and teacher in every school district in the state; identify, recruit, prepare, and support the best mathematics and science teachers; and sustain exemplary programs through the university's Iowa mathematics and science education partnership. The university shall collaborate with the community colleges to develop science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professional development programs for community college instructors and for purposes of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curricula development. 3. Subject to an appropriation of funds by the general assembly, the initiative shall administer the following: a. Regional science, technology, engineering, and mathematics networks for Iowa, the purpose of which is to equalize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education enrichment opportunities available to learners statewide. The initiative shall establish six geographically similar regional science, technology, engineering, and mathematics networks across Iowa that complement and leverage existing resources, including but not limited to extension service assets, area education agencies, state accredited postsecondary institutions, informal educational centers, school districts, economic development zones, and existing public and private science, technology, engineering, and mathematics partnerships. Each network shall be managed by a highly qualified science, technology, engineering, and mathematics advocate positioned at a network hub to be determined through a competitive application process. Oversight for each regional network shall be provided by a regional advisory board. Members of the board shall be appointed by the governor. The membership shall represent prekindergarten through grade twelve school districts and schools, and higher education, business, nonprofit organizations, youth agencies, and other appropriate stakeholders. b. A focused array of the best science, technology, engineering, and mathematics enrichment opportunities, selected through a competitive application process, that can be expanded to meet future needs. A limited, focused list of selected exemplary programs shall be made available to each regional network. c. Statewide science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programming designed to increase participation of students and teachers in successful learning experiences; to increase the number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics=related teaching majors offered by the state's universities; to elevate public awareness of the opportunities; and to increase collaboration and partnerships. 4. The initiative shall evaluate the effectiveness of programming to document best practices. Sec. 13. Section 284.13, subsection 1, paragraphs a, b, c, and d, Code Supplement 2011, are amended to read as follows: a. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011 2012, and ending June 30, 2012 2013, to the department of education, the amount of six five hundred eighty=five thousand dollars for the issuance of national board certification awards in accordance with section 256.44. Of the amount allocated under this paragraph, not less than eighty=five thousand dollars shall be used to administer the ambassador to education position in accordance with section 256.45. b. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011 2012, and ending June 30, 2012 2013, an amount up to two million three four hundred ninety=five sixty=three thousand one five hundred fifty=seven ninety dollars for first=year and second=year beginning teachers, to the department of education for distribution to school districts and area education agencies for purposes of the beginning teacher mentoring and induction programs. A school district or area education agency shall receive one thousand three hundred dollars per beginning teacher participating in the program. If the funds appropriated for the program are insufficient to pay mentors, school districts, and area education agencies as provided in this paragraph, the department shall prorate the amount distributed to school districts and area education agencies based upon the amount appropriated. Moneys received by a school district or area education agency pursuant to this paragraph shall be expended to provide each mentor with an award of five hundred dollars per semester, at a minimum, for participation in the school district's or area education agency's beginning teacher mentoring and induction program; to implement the plan; and to pay any applicable costs of the employer's share of contributions to federal social security and the Iowa public employees' retirement system or a pension and annuity retirement system established under chapter 294, for such amounts paid by the district or area education agency. c. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011 2012, and ending June 30, 2012 2013, up to six hundred thousand dollars to the department for purposes of implementing the professional development program requirements of section 284.6, assistance in developing model evidence for teacher quality committees established pursuant to section 284.4, subsection 1, paragraph "c", and the evaluator training program in section 284.10. A portion of the funds allocated to the department for purposes of this paragraph may be used by the department for administrative purposes and for not more than four full=time equivalent positions. d. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011 2012, and ending June 30, 2012 2013, an amount up to one million one hundred four thirty=six thousand eight four hundred forty=three ten dollars to the department for the establishment of teacher development academies in accordance with section 284.6, subsection 10. A portion of the funds allocated to the department for purposes of this paragraph may be used for administrative purposes. Sec. 14. REPEAL. 2011 Iowa Acts, chapter 132, section 99, is repealed. Sec. 15. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. The section of this division of this Act amending 2011 Iowa Acts, chapter 132, section 7, subsection 1, paragraph a, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment. DIVISION II WORKER TRAINING PROGRAMS IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES Sec. 16. Section 84A.6, Code Supplement 2011, is amended by adding the following new subsection: NEW SUBSECTION. 4. The department of workforce development, in consultation with the college student aid commission, shall issue a quarterly report identifying industries in which the department finds a shortage of skilled workers in this state for the purposes of the skilled workforce shortage tuition grant program established in section 261.130. Sec. 17. Section 260C.18A, subsection 2, Code Supplement 2011, is amended by adding the following new paragraph: NEW PARAGRAPH. j. Development and implementation of the national career readiness certificate and the skills certification system endorsed by the national association of manufacturers. Sec. 18. Section 260I.2, Code Supplement 2011, is amended to read as follows: 260I.2 Gap tuition assistance program ==== fund. 1. A gap tuition assistance program is established to provide funding to community colleges for need=based tuition assistance to applicants to enable completion of continuing education certificate training programs for in=demand occupations. 2. a. There is established for the community colleges a gap tuition assistance fund in the state treasury to be administered by the department of education. The funds in the gap tuition assistance fund are appropriated to the department of education for the gap tuition assistance program. b. The aggregate total of grants awarded from the gap tuition assistance fund during a fiscal year shall not be more than two million dollars. c. Moneys in the fund shall be allocated pursuant to the formula established in section 260C.18C. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys in the fund at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund of the state but shall remain available for expenditure for the purpose designated for subsequent fiscal years. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, subsection 2, interest or earnings on moneys in the fund shall be credited to the fund. Sec. 19. Section 260I.7, Code Supplement 2011, is amended to read as follows: 260I.7 Initial assessment. An applicant for tuition assistance under this chapter shall complete an initial assessment administered by the community college receiving the application to determine the applicant's readiness to complete an eligible certificate program. The assessment shall include assessments for completion of a national career readiness certificate, including the areas of reading for information, applied mathematics, and locating information. An applicant must achieve a bronze=level certificate or the minimum score required for an eligible certificate program, whichever is higher, in order to be approved for tuition assistance. An applicant shall complete any additional assessments and occupational research required by an eligible certificate program. Sec. 20. NEW SECTION. 261.130 Skilled workforce shortage tuition grant program. 1. A skilled workforce shortage tuition grant may be awarded to any resident of Iowa who is admitted and in attendance as a full=time or part=time student in a career=technical or career option program to pursue an associate's degree or other training at a community college in the state, and who establishes financial need. 2. Skilled workforce shortage tuition grants shall be awarded only to students pursuing a career=technical or career option program in an industry identified as having a shortage of skilled workers by a community college after conducting a regional skills gap analysis or by the department of workforce development in the department's most recent quarterly report pursuant to section 84A.6, subsection 4. 3. The amount of a skilled workforce shortage tuition grant shall not exceed the lesser of one=half of a student's tuition and fees for an approved career=technical or career option program or the amount of the student's established financial need. 4. All classes identified by the community college as required for completion of the student's approved career=technical or career option program shall be considered a part of the student's career=technical or career option program for the purpose of determining the student's eligibility for a grant. Notwithstanding subsection 5, if a student is making satisfactory academic progress but the student cannot complete a career=technical or career option program in the time frame allowed for a student to receive a skilled workforce shortage tuition grant as provided in subsection 5 because additional classes are required to complete the program, the student may continue to receive a skilled workforce shortage tuition grant for not more than one additional enrollment period. 5. a. A qualified full=time student may receive skilled workforce shortage tuition grants for not more than four semesters or the trimester or quarter equivalent of two full years of study. A qualified part=time student enrolled in a course of study including at least three semester hours but fewer than twelve semester hours or the trimester or quarter equivalent may receive skilled workforce shortage tuition grants for not more than eight semesters or the trimester or quarter equivalent of two full years of full=time study. b. However, if a student resumes study after at least a two=year absence, the student may again be eligible for the specified amount of time, except that the student shall not receive assistance for courses for which credit was previously received. 6. A skilled workforce shortage tuition grant shall be awarded on an annual basis, requiring reapplication by the student for each year. Payments under the grant shall be allocated equally among the semesters or quarters of the year upon certification by the community college that the student is in full=time or part=time attendance in a career=technical or career option program consistent with the requirements of this section. If the student discontinues attendance before the end of any term after receiving payment of the grant, the entire amount of any refund due that student, up to the amount of any payments made under the annual grant, shall be paid by the community college to the state. 7. If a student receives financial aid under any other program, the full amount of that financial aid shall be considered part of the student's financial resources available in determining the amount of the student's financial need for that period. 8. The commission shall administer this program and shall: a. Provide application forms for distribution to students by Iowa high schools and community colleges. b. Adopt rules for approving career=technical or career option programs in industries identified by the department of workforce development pursuant to section 84A.6, subsection 4; determining financial need; defining residence for the purposes of this section; processing and approving applications for grants; and determining priority for grants. c. Approve and award grants on an annual basis. d. Make an annual report to the governor and general assembly. The report shall include the number of students receiving assistance and the industries identified by the community colleges and by the department of workforce development pursuant to section 84A.6, subsection 4, for which students were admitted to a career=technical or career option program. 9. Each applicant, in accordance with the rules established by the commission, shall: a. Complete and file an application for a skilled workforce shortage tuition grant. b. Be responsible for the submission of the financial information required for evaluation of the applicant's need for a grant, on forms determined by the commission. c. Report promptly to the commission any information requested. d. Submit a new application for reevaluation of the applicant's eligibility to receive a second=year renewal of the grant. JOHN P. KIBBIE President of the Senate KRAIG PAULSEN Speaker of the House I hereby certify that this bill originated in the Senate and is known as Senate File 2321, Eighty=fourth General Assembly. MICHAEL E. MARSHALL Secretary of the Senate Approved , 2012 TERRY E. BRANSTAD Governor -1-
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