Career ready students program
EDUCATION – Adds to existing law to establish the Career Ready Students Program and the Added Cost Funding Support Program.

RS30469 / H0267

The intent of this legislation is to expand the capacity of career technical education (CTE) in Idaho middle and high schools (grades 7-12), particularly in rural and remote communities. The legislation is designed to incentivize districts to create programs that prepare students to meet local and regional industry and workforce needs. The legislation has two components. The first component is the Idaho Career Ready Students (ICRS) Program. The Idaho Career Ready Students Program will be created as a capital fund for Idaho public secondary schools. This fund will be established in the State Department of Education and administered by the Idaho Career Ready Students Program Council. The second component updates added-cost funding, which will now have a foundation in Idaho law. By placing added-cost funding in chapter 22, Title 33, it provides ongoing support for existing CTE programs statewide, support for schools which receive ICRS grants in the coming years and provides a level of transparency for how funds are allocated. The current allocation for secondary CTE funds is insufficient and does not fully fund all approved CTE programs, leaving communities to bridge the gap or forego needed industry and workforce training programs.

The fiscal impact is $50 million, which consists of$45 million to be deposited into an Idaho Career Ready Students Program Fund for one-time capital projects and $5 million in the Division of Career Technical Education budget for added-cost programs, with ongoing appropriations.

Bill Events
Date Description
03/03 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
Reported Printed and Referred to Education
03/08 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/09 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
Rules Suspended: Ayes 65 Nays 0 Abs/Excd 5, read in full as required – PASSED - 53-15-2
AYES – Allgood, Andrus, Berch, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew, Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Galaviz, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Nash, Necochea, Nelsen, Petzke, Pickett, Raybould, Raymond, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Shepherd, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young
NAYS – Alfieri, Barbieri, Dixon(1), Gallagher, Hawkins, Lambert, Mendive, Monks, Price, Redman, Scott, Skaug, Tanner, Wisniewski, Mr. Speaker
Absent – Furniss, Palmer
Floor Sponsors - Wheeler & Boyle
Title apvd - to Senate
03/10 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
Introduced, read first time; referred to: Education
03/16 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/17 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/24 Read third time in full – PASSED - 24-10-1
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hartgen, Jones(Rabe), Just, Lakey, Lee, Lent, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow
NAYS – Bjerke, Foreman, Hart, Herndon, Lenney, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Toews, Trakel, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – Ricks
Floor Sponsor - Den Hartog
Title apvd - to House
03/28 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
Signed by President; returned to House
03/29 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
Delivered to Governor at 9:40 a.m. on March 29, 2023
04/06 Reported Signed by Governor on March 31, 2023
Session Law Chapter 231
Effective: 07/01/2023