Actions:  HEC/HAFC-HEC  DP-HAFC  DP/a  PASSED/H (60-1)  SFC-SFC- DP  PASSED/S (40-0)
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House Bill 199 (HB 199) amends several Public Education codes to increase the at-risk index and the fine arts factor. It also increases the responsibility factors for principals and assistant principals.Legislation Overview:
House Bill 199 (HB 199) amends several Public Education codes to increase the at-risk index and the fine arts factor. It also increases the responsibility factors for principals and assistant principals. SECTION 1 amends Public Schools At-Risk Program Units in Section 22-8-23.3 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1997, Chapter 40, Section 7, as amended) to increase the at-risk calculation from the Three-Year Average Total Rate X 0.30 to 0.35 SECTION 2 amends Public Schools Fine Arts Education Program Units Section 22-8-23.5 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2003, Chapter 144, Section 3 and Laws 2003, Chapter 152, Section 8) to increase the cost differential factor to 0.055 for Fiscal Year 2024 and succeeding fiscal years. SECTION 3 amends Public Schools Definitions as used in the School Personnel Act, Section 22-10A-2 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2019, Chapter 238, Section 1, as amended by Laws 2021, Chapter 92, Section 1 and by Laws 2021, Chapter 94, Section 4) in Subsection M to increase the “responsibility factor to 1.25 for an elementary school principal; 1.45 for a middle school or junior high school principal; 1.65 for a high school principal; 1.15 for an assistant elementary school principal; 1.20 for an assistant middle school or assistant junior high school principal; and 1.30 for an assistant high school principal. SECTION 4 makes this provision applicable to 2023-2024 school year and subsequent school years.Amendments:
House Bill 199 (HB 199) is amended by the House Appropriations and Finance Committee (HAFC) in Section 1, Subsection A to change the calculation of the at risk index from “0.35” to “0.33”.