HOUSE BILL 888
AN ACT TO PERMIT WAYNE COUNTY TO EQUALIZE PER PUPIL EXPENDITURES FOR LOCAL CURRENT EXPENSES AMONG ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Chapter 383 of the 1979 Session Laws is amended to read:
"Section 1. If during the preceding budget year any public school administrative unit in Wayne County receives or is entitled to receive non-categorical federal impact aid funds appropriated pursuant to Chapter 13, Title 20, U.S.C.S. 236, et seq., (also known as P.L. 81-874 as amended by P.L. 95-561) and/or sales tax appropriations levied pursuant to G.S. 105-466 and/or any other non-categorical funds appropriated pursuant to any federal legislation whose purpose in whole or in part is to supplement or reimburse Wayne County for tax revenues lost due to the presence of a federal military installation, in a sum greater than any other administrative unit in Wayne County, based upon a division of the total of such funds received by the administrative units if the funds had been distributed pursuant to G.S. 115-100.10, the County Commissioners of Wayne County may in their discretion make an additional appropriation for the succeeding budget year to the local current expense fund of the administrative unit receiving less than its proportionate part of said non-categorical federal impact aid funds and/or sales tax appropriations, subject to the limitations of the next section.
"Sec. 2. The maximum additional appropriation which said county commissioners may make to the local current expense funds of an administrative unit eligible to receive the additional appropriation shall be the amount required to equalize the per pupil expenditure from these funds in each administrative unit as if said funds had been allocated and distributed in the same manner as provided in G.S. 115-100.10.
"Sec. 3. Any appropriation made to an administrative unit under this act shall be in addition to appropriations made pursuant to G.S. 115-100.10, but shall not be used in computing the appropriations made under that section of the General Statutes.
"Sec. 4. The term 'non-categorical federal impact aid funds' as used herein shall be deemed to include all funds to which an administrative unit is entitled or which an administrative unit receives under and pursuant to Chapter 13, Title 20, U.S.C.S. 236, et seq., and/or any other non-categorical funds appropriated pursuant to any federal legislation whose purpose in whole or in part is to supplement or reimburse Wayne County for tax revenues lost due the the presence of a federal military installation, which are available for use for general current expense purposes at the discretion of the administrative unit receiving the funds.
"Sec. 5. The term 'administrative unit' as used herein shall mean the Wayne County School Administrative Unit and the Goldsboro City School Administrative Unit as the case may be.
"Sec. 6. In the event that the exact amount of sales tax appropriations or federal impact aid funds received or entitled to be received by an administrative unit has not been determined by the time the budget officer of either administrative unit makes his recommendation to the board of commissioners, he shall use the estimated figures furnished to the administrative units.
"Sec. 7. This act shall be effective upon ratification and shall apply only to Wayne County and to appropriations by the Wayne County Commissioners beginning with the fiscal year 1981-1982."
Sec. 2. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 25th day of May, 1981.