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This act makes major changes to the process by which state and federal transportation funds are allocated to individual projects in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), including: shortening the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) programming period from seven years to four years; increasing the amount guaranteed for programming in individual counties from 70% to 75%; and increasing the amount of funds subject to programming in the STIP by consolidating existing programs; increases the uses for which funds allocated in the STIP could be used.Year: 1997•State: California•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: California Legislature
This act promotes educational equity by replacing dozens of widely varying local school tax rates with a single statewide property tax. In addition, this act raises the gas tax by 4 cents per gallon, with the profits from this increases tax going to education in the state.Year: 1997•State: Vermont•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Vermont Legislature
Existing law prohibits an employer who employs 25 or more employees working at the same location from discharging or discriminating against an employee who is a parent, guardian, or grandparent having custody of a child in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, for taking off up to 40 hours per school year for the purpose of participating in school activities, subject to specified conditions including a limitation of 8 hours in any calendar month of the school year. This bill would extend the applicability of these provisions to an employee who is a parent, guardian, or grandparent having custody of a child attending a licensed child day care facility who takes time off for the purpose of participating in activities of the licensed child day care facility. The bill would revise the maximum hours that may be taken off by an employee under these provisions from 40 hours each school year to 40 hours each year, subject to specified conditions including a limitation of 8 hours in any calendar month of the year.Year: 1997•State: California•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: California Legislature
An act which allows municipal corporations, counties, townships, the state, and certain persons and private entities to create Joint Economic Development Districts (JEDDs), which are contracts between contiguous corporations or contiguous townships that allow collaborative efforts to create or preserve jobs and improve the economic welfare of people in the area. The act also allows non contiguous subdivisions to create JEDDs, allows municipal corporations to issue development bonds to finance projects located in JEDDs, eliminates the requirement that counties conduct public hearings prior to the creation of a JEDD, provides procedures for expanding JEDD areas, permits municipalities participating in JEDDs to grant enterprise zone property tax exemptions, and allows municipalities participating in a JEDD to share property tax revenue. The act also requires the parties to a JEDD to file certain documents with the director of development, and to give notice to property and business owners who did not sign the JEDD petition if their property or business is located in the area to be included in the JEDD.Year: 1997•State: Ohio•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Ohio Legislature
This act revises the school funding formula by increasing the share of funds and targeting more of these funds to at-risk students; and allows money raised in individual school districts to go towards construction and maintenance, but not for school operating costs.Year: 1997•State: New Mexico•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: New Mexico Legislature
An act requiring evaluation of methods used by agencies in estimating, and reporting their performance, as well as analysis of the actual outcomes of agency performance. The act also requires the legislative auditor to establish a schedule for completion and publishing of performance audits of the executive departments, and establishes a process for strategic planning for all state departments and their component agencies. Budget Appropriations decisions will be based on agency performance data. Appropriations legislation may also contain specific provisions for rewards and penalties for specific agencies relative to their performance.Year: 1997•State: Louisiana•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Louisiana Legislature
This act amends the parental and family leave laws to provide short-term family leave for an employee to participate in a child's educational school activities, accompany a child at medical or dental appointments, accompany a family member for professional services related to their care and well-being, and to respond to medical emergencies. The act allows an employee to take up to 24 hours in a 12 month period, but not more than 4 hours in any 30-day period. The act requires the employer to continue to provide benefits to the employee at the level provided to the employee normally.Year: 1997•State: Vermont•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Vermont Legislature