By: Madden H.B. No. 1283 73R5454 CAS-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to school district expenditures for administrative 1-3 purposes. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Subchapter C, Chapter 23, Education Code, is 1-6 amended by adding Section 23.51 to read as follows: 1-7 Sec. 23.51. LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENDITURES. (a) 1-8 In this section: 1-9 (1) "Administrative purposes" include general 1-10 administration of a school district, development of personnel and 1-11 curriculum, data processing, and operation and management of 1-12 schools. 1-13 (2) "Instructional purposes" include any activity 1-14 dealing directly with the instruction of students, including 1-15 instruction through the use of computers. 1-16 (b) A school district's expenditures for administrative 1-17 purposes may not exceed the following amounts: 1-18 (1) for the 1993-1994 school year, 22 percent of the 1-19 amount the district spends for instructional purposes; 1-20 (2) for the 1994-1995 school year, 20 percent of the 1-21 amount the district spends for instructional purposes; 1-22 (3) for the 1995-1996 school year, 17 percent of the 1-23 amount the district spends for instructional purposes; and 1-24 (4) for the 1996-1997 and following school years, 15 2-1 percent of the amount the district spends for instructional 2-2 purposes or a lower amount established by the Legislative Education 2-3 Board. 2-4 (c) Any amount by which a district's spending for 2-5 administrative purposes exceeds the limitation established under 2-6 Subsection (b) of this section shall be deducted from the amount 2-7 the school district is entitled to receive for the following school 2-8 year from the foundation school fund. If a district that exceeds 2-9 the limitation is not entitled to receive money from the foundation 2-10 school fund, the amount by which the district's spending for 2-11 administrative purposes exceeds the limitation shall be deducted 2-12 from the amount the district is entitled to receive for the 2-13 following school year from central education district tax 2-14 collections under Section 16.501 of this code. 2-15 SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the 2-16 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 2-17 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 2-18 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 2-19 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, 2-20 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its 2-21 passage, and it is so enacted.