No clear path on capital appropriations bill

by Nicole Piscitani • March 9, 2024

The General Assembly has had lighter than usual activity this year and, based on the House and Senate planned session days, legislative activity will remain light.

One item that remains in flux is the capital appropriations bill. The Ohio House and Ohio Senate have approached the process differently this year than in the past.

Ohio’s Budget Bill: EdChoice and universal vouchers

As we have written in the Legal Ledger in recent weeks, Ohio’s Budget Bill HB 33 was signed by Gov. DeWine on July 3. This week, we will take a look at changes to a program that will have  significant implications for school districts: the expansion of the EdChoice Scholarship program into a universal school voucher program.

Governor Kasich's biennial budget bill

Governor Kasich’s biennial budget for FY 2018-19 was introduced on Wednesday as House Bill 49.  The full text—all 3512 pages of it—is available here

There has already been a lot of discussion about the provisions in the bill that are of interest to school districts and educational service centers.  But for those who would like to see the specific proposed language on some key topics, here are the line numbers in the current bill: