I move to amend House Bill 2 (second house second reading copy -- tan).
Senator Shannon O'Brien
And, that such amendments to House Bill 2 (second house second reading copy -- tan) read as follows:
1. Page E-3:
Following: line 2
Insert: "u. School Hiring Assistance (Restricted)
$1,000,000 $1,000,000" [General Fund FY24 FY25]
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Following: line 20
Insert: "The legislature intends that School Hiring Assistance be distributed by the Office of Public Instruction to school districts to provide hiring bonuses to assist recruitment."
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Explanation - This amendment would provide $1.0 million restricted general fund local assistance to the Local Education Activities Program in the Office of Public Instruction to fund hiring bonuses to assist teacher recruitment in Montana school districts.