Signed by President
Empowering parents grant
EDUCATION – Amends existing law to provide that certain qualified expenses for the Empowering Parents Grant program will be reimbursed, to establish provisions for reimbursements, and to provide that unused funds may be forfeited by a participant.

RS31249 / S1358

This legislation makes changes to the Empowering Parents Micro-grant program consistent with the It provides for the following changes: 1) allows internet recommendations of the Parent Advisory Panel. expenses to be subject to reimbursement instead of direct payment through the grant distribution platform, 2) clarifies that students in school districts and public charter schools are eligible to use the micro-grants for programs offered through their schools that have an associated fee, 3) adds home-school co-op fees as an eligible expense, and 4) increases the allowable timeframe to expend the funds from 2 to 3 years.

There is no impact to the general fund created by the changes to this existing program because it does not increase the micro-grant awards and funding for the administration of the program currently exists within the budget of the State Board of Education.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/12 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
02/13 Reported Printed; referred to Education
03/13 Reported out of committee; to 14th Order for amendment
03/13 Placed in the Committee of the Whole
03/13 Reported out without recommendation, as amended
03/13 Amendments ordered printed; referred for engrossment
03/13 Amendments reported printed
03/13 Reported engrossed, filed for first reading, as amended
03/13 Read first time as amended, filed for Second Reading
03/14 Read second time as amended, filed for Third reading
03/15 Read third time in full as amended – PASSED - 30-2-3
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bjerke, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Winder, Zuiderveld
NAYS – Ward-Engelking, Wintrow
Absent and excused – Bernt, Burtenshaw, Carlson
Floor Sponsor - Den Hartog
Title apvd - to House
03/19 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
03/19 Read First Time, Referred to Education
03/26 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/27 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/28 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 60-10-0
AYES – Achilles, Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Cannon, Cheatum, Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gallagher, Garner, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill(Brown), Holtzclaw(Johnson), Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber(Weber), Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Berch, Burns, Chew(Harada), Dixon(24), Gannon, Green, Necochea, Roberts, Rubel, Wheeler
Absent – None
Floor Sponsor - Horman
Title apvd - to Senate
03/29 Returned From House Passed; referred to enrolling
04/02 Reported enrolled; signed by President; to House for signature of Speaker