Education, advanced opportunities
EDUCATION – Amends existing law to increase the Advanced Opportunities funding for both public school students and nonpublic school students, to remove a spending cap for certain eligible courses, and to revise provisions regarding the administration of the program for nonpublic school students.

RS31332 / S1359

This legislation amends Idaho code section 33-4602 to increase the amount of advanced opportunity funds per public school student by $500, from $4,125 to $4,625 to assist students who are working to achieve an associate degree while still in high school through the attainment of dual credits. There are just under 600 students who have maxed out their advanced opportunity funding. This legislation also removes the restrictive expenditure caps on CTE workforce training courses.

This legislation amends Idaho code section 33-4603 to increase the amount of advanced opportunity funds per non-public school student from by $1,750, from $750 to $2,500 and modifies the payment structure to allow for the State Department of Education to pay the Idaho higher education institutions directly for dual credit courses taken by non-public students. There are just under 300 non-public students participating in this program.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/12 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
02/13 Reported Printed; referred to Education
02/21 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
02/22 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
02/27 Read third time in full – PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Forsmann(Carlson), Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Den Hartog
Title apvd - to House
02/28 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
02/28 Read First Time, Referred to Education
03/11 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/12 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/13 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
03/14 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
03/15 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 66-2-2
AYES – Achilles, Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Berch, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gallagher, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Chew(Beazer), Necochea
Absent – Ehardt, Wheeler
Floor Sponsor - Horman
Title apvd - to Senate
03/18 Returned From House Passed; referred to enrolling
03/18 Reported enrolled; signed by President; to House for signature of Speaker
03/19 Received from Senate; Signed by Speaker; Returned to Senate
03/19 Reported signed by the Speaker & ordered delivered to Governor
03/20 Reported delivered to Governor at 4:52 p.m. on 03/19/24
03/22 Signed by Governor on 03/21/24
Session Law Chapter 139
Effective: 07/01/2024