COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
STATE FISCAL NOTE STATEMENT
GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION
2005 REGULAR SESSION 2004-2006 INTERIM
(X) 2004 BR No. 0271 ( X) House Bill No. 93/GA
( ) Resolution No. ( ) Amendment No.
SUBJECT/TITLE AN ACT relating to improving student achievement, making an appropriation
therefor, and declaring an emergency.
SPONSOR Representative Harry Moberly
Fiscal Analysis: X Impact No Impact Indeterminable Impact
Level(s) of Impact: X State Local Federal
Budget Unit(s) Impact
Fund(s) Impact: X General Road Federal
Restricted Agency (Type) (Other)
Fiscal Estimates 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 Rate of Change
Net Effect No Impact No Impact Indeterminable Indeterminable
The purpose of HB 93/GA is to establish the Committee for Mathematics Achievement and set forth its
responsibilities as well as establish the mathematics achievement fund to provide developmentally appropriate
diagnostic and intervention services to students.
HB 93/GA creates a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to stress the importance of the gateway skills of reading and
mathematics to students' achievement of the Kentucky academic goals; describes roles of statewide entities in
improving student achievement; creates a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to establish the Committee for
Mathematics Achievement for purposes of developing a multi-faceted strategic plan to improve student achievement
in mathematics at all levels of schooling; defines the membership of the committee; assigns duties to the committee
and the staffing of the committee; sunsets the committee as of December 31, 2006; establishes a new section of KRS
Chapter 158 to establish the mathematics achievement fund; amends KRS 156.553 to expand optional uses of the
teachers' professional growth fund; gives priority to training and support of reading and mathematics coaches and
mentors, June 1, 2006, through the 2009-2010 school year; amends KRS 158.792 to provide additional definitions
relating to reading, changes the Early Reading Incentive Grant Steering Committee to the Diagnostic and
Intervention Grant Steering Committee with new responsibilities, placing emphasis on reading diagnostic strategies
and intervention services and increasing opportunities for intervention services for students grades four to twelve;
amends KRS 158.794 to specify the membership of the steering committee; amends KRS 164.0207 relating to the
responsibilities of the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development; amends KRS 154A.130 to conform; permits
the Act to be cited as the Gateway Skills Act of 2005; EMERGENCY.
2005RS BR0271-HB93 GA
February 24, 2005
The fiscal impact of HB 93/GA is indeterminable due to the inability to accurately estimate travel, release time, and
other committee meeting related expenses appointed committee members will incur as a result of the passage of HB
Section 1 has no fiscal impact.
Section 2 requires the twenty-two committee members to be reimbursed for necessary travel and other expenses
while attending meetings of the newly created Committee for Mathematics Achievement. Additionally, Section 2
requires local school districts to be reimbursed for the cost of substitute teachers while those classroom teachers
serving on the committee attend meetings. Section 2 does not require a regular meeting schedule for the Committee
for Mathematics Achievement; therefore, it is not possible to estimate the associated travel, release time, and other
meeting expenses that will be incurred as a result of the passage of HB 93/GA.
Section 3 establishes the mathematics achievement fund and has no fiscal impact. Fiscal impact will only occur if
and when the General Assembly at its discretion appropriates moneys for that purpose.
Section 4 has no fiscal impact.
Section 5 has no fiscal impact.
DATA SOURCE(S) Legislative Research Commission
NOTE NO. 48.1 PREPARER Dudley Cotton REVIEW DATE 2/24/05
LRC 2005RS-BR0271-HB93 GA