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Preschool Programs Cash Fund

Concerning modifications to the preschool programs cash fund.
2024 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

The act clarifies that the department of early childhood (department) may use the remaining money annually appropriated from the preschool programs cash fund (fund) to provide additional preschool services for children who are in low-income families or who meet at least one qualifying factor and to provide services for the furtherance of the universal preschool program.

The act prohibits the general assembly from appropriating the full balance of the fund prior to the start of a state fiscal year. The unappropriated balance in the fund is the reserve. The department may submit a request for a supplemental appropriation from the reserve to the joint budget committee.

APPROVED by Governor April 18, 2024

EFFECTIVE April 18, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/18/2024 Signed Act PDF
    04/12/2024 Final Act PDF
    04/05/2024 Rerevised PDF
    04/04/2024 Revised PDF
    04/01/2024 Reengrossed PDF
    03/28/2024 Engrossed PDF
    03/25/2024 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details