S.1723 - Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011
A bill to provide for teacher and first responder stabilization.
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Mr. MENENDEZ (for himself, Ms. STABENOW, Mr. CASEY, Mr. REID, Mr. HARKIN, Mr. LEAHY, Mr. BLUMENTHAL, and Mrs. FEINSTEIN) introduced the following bill; which was read the first timeCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 101. PURPOSE.
The purpose of this title is to provide funds to States to prevent teacher layoffs and support the creation of additional jobs in public early childhood, elementary, and secondary education in the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 102. GRANTS FOR THE OUTLYING AREAS AND THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR; AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.
(1) shall reserve up to one-half of one percent to provide assistance to the outlying areas on the basis of their respective needs, as determined by the Secretary, for activities consistent with this part under such terms and conditions as the Secretary may determine;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) shall reserve up to one-half of one percent to provide assistance to the Secretary of the Interior to carry out activities consistent with this part, in schools operated or funded by the Bureau of Indian Education; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 103. STATE ALLOCATION.
(b) Awards- From the funds allocated under subsection (a), the Secretary shall make a grant to the Governor of each State who submits an approvable application under section 104.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) IN GENERAL- If, within 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, a Governor has not submitted an approvable application to the Secretary, the Secretary shall, consistent with paragraph (2), provide for funds allocated to that State to be distributed to another entity or other entities in the State for the support of early childhood, elementary, and secondary education, under such terms and conditions as the Secretary may establish.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) GOVERNOR ASSURANCE- The Secretary shall not allocate funds under paragraph (1) unless the Governor of the State provides an assurance to the Secretary that the State will, for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, meet the requirements of section 108.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) SPECIAL RULE- Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), the Secretary may allocate up to 50 percent of the funds that are available to the State under paragraph (1) to another entity or entities in the State, provided that the State educational agency submits data to the Secretary demonstrating that the State will for fiscal year 2012 meet the requirements of section 108(a) or the Secretary otherwise determines that the State will meet those requirements, or such comparable requirements as the Secretary may establish, for that year.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Reallocation- If a State does not receive funding under this title or only receives a portion of its allocation under subsection (c), the Secretary shall reallocate the State’s entire allocation or the remaining portion of its allocation, as the case may be, to the remaining States in accordance with subsection (a).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 104. STATE APPLICATION.
The Governor of a State desiring to receive a grant under this title shall submit an application to the Secretary within 30 days of the date of enactment of this Act, in such manner, and containing such information, as the Secretary may reasonably require to determine the State’s compliance with applicable provisions of law.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 105. STATE RESERVATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
(B) 40 percent on the basis of the local educational agencies’ relative shares of funds received under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 for fiscal year 2011; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 106. LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES.
(1) shall use the subgrant funds only for compensation and benefits and other expenses, such as support services, necessary to retain existing employees, recall or rehire former employees, or hire new employees to provide early childhood, elementary, or secondary educational and related services;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) may not use those funds for general administrative expenses or for other support services or expenditures, as those terms are defined by the National Center for Education Statistics in the Common Core of Data, as of the date of enactment of this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 107. EARLY LEARNING.
(1) use those funds only for compensation, benefits, and other expenses, such as support services, necessary to retain early childhood educators, recall or rehire former early childhood educators, or hire new early childhood educators to provide early learning services; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 108. MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT.
(A) the State will maintain State support for early childhood, elementary, and secondary education (in the aggregate or on the basis of expenditure per pupil) and for public institutions of higher education (not including support for capital projects or for research and development or tuition and fees paid by students) at not less than the level of such support for each of the 2 categories for State fiscal year 2011; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) the State will maintain State support for early childhood, elementary, and secondary education and for public institutions of higher education (not including support for capital projects or for research and development or tuition and fees paid by students) at a percentage of the total revenues available to the State that is equal to or greater than the percentage provided for State fiscal year 2011; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) the State will maintain State support for early childhood, elementary, and secondary education (in the aggregate or on the basis of expenditure per pupil) and for public institutions of higher education (not including support for capital projects or for research and development or tuition and fees paid by students) at not less than the level of such support for each of the two categories for State fiscal year 2012; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) the State will maintain State support for early childhood, elementary, and secondary education and for public institutions of higher education (not including support for capital projects or for research and development or tuition and fees paid by students) at a percentage of the total revenues available to the State that is equal to or greater than the percentage provided for State fiscal year 2012.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 109. REPORTING.
SEC. 110. DEFINITIONS.
(1) Except as otherwise provided, the terms ‘local educational agency’, ‘outlying area’, ‘Secretary’, ‘State’, and ‘State educational agency’ have the meanings given those terms in section 9101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (
(4) The term ‘State-funded early learning program’ means a program that provides educational services to children from birth to kindergarten entry and receives funding from the State.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 111. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
SEC. 201. PURPOSE.
The purpose of this title is to provide funds to States and localities to prevent layoffs of, and support the creation of additional jobs for, law enforcement officers and other first responders.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 202. GRANT PROGRAM.
The Attorney General shall carry out a competitive grant program pursuant to section 1701 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (
SEC. 203. APPROPRIATIONS.
There are hereby appropriated to the Community Oriented Policing Stabilization Fund out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise obligated, $5,000,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2012, of which $4,000,000,000 shall be for the Attorney General to carry out the competitive grant program under section 202; and of which $1,000,000,000 shall be transferred by the Attorney General to a First Responder Stabilization Fund from which the Secretary of Homeland Security shall make competitive grants for hiring, rehiring, or retention pursuant to the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (
SEC. 301. SURTAX ON MILLIONAIRES.
‘PART VIII--SURTAX ON MILLIONAIRES
‘SEC. 59B. SURTAX ON MILLIONAIRES.
‘(a) General Rule- In the case of a taxpayer other than a corporation for any taxable year beginning after 2012, there is hereby imposed (in addition to any other tax imposed by this subtitle) a tax equal to 0.5 percent of so much of the modified adjusted gross income of the taxpayer for such taxable year as exceeds $1,000,000 ($500,000, in the case of a married individual filing a separate return).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(B) the cost-of-living adjustment determined under section 1(f)(3) for the calendar year in which the taxable year begins, determined by substituting ‘calendar year 2011’ for ‘calendar year 1992’ in subparagraph (B) thereof.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(c) Modified Adjusted Gross Income- For purposes of this section, the term ‘modified adjusted gross income’ means adjusted gross income reduced by any deduction (not taken into account in determining adjusted gross income) allowed for investment interest (as defined in section 163(d)). In the case of an estate or trust, adjusted gross income shall be determined as provided in section 67(e).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(1) NONRESIDENT ALIEN- In the case of a nonresident alien individual, only amounts taken into account in connection with the tax imposed under section 871(b) shall be taken into account under this section.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(3) CHARITABLE TRUSTS- Subsection (a) shall not apply to a trust all the unexpired interests in which are devoted to one or more of the purposes described in section 170(c)(2)(B).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(4) NOT TREATED AS TAX IMPOSED BY THIS CHAPTER FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES- The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax imposed by this chapter for purposes of determining the amount of any credit under this chapter or for purposes of section 55.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘part viii. surtax on millionaires.’.
(c) Section 15 Not to Apply- The amendment made by subsection (a) shall not be treated as a change in a rate of tax for purposes of section 15 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink