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NCPTA Supports HB 919 Reinstate Funding for Driver Education

HB 919 Funding for Driver Education. State funding for driver education is set to expire this year. HB 919 reinstates this funding by providing a dedicated funding stream to continue state funding for driver education. This bill funds the Driver Education Program, while reducing the allowable fee from $65 to $45 and creates a funding stream with fees beginning in 2016-2017. Provides access to available state funds for 2015-2016 through unclaimed lottery funds Provides a funding stream through late fees for motor vehicle registrations for 2016-2017 Reduces the parent fee from $65 to a cap of $45 Requires DPI to …

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National PTA Takes Action Update

Click on this link to view the September 8 National PTA Takes Action update.  This update includes information on National PTA’s recent addition of a School Nutrition Policy Fellow, National Voter Registration Day, Common Core State Standards Initiative, White House Family Engagement Symposium, and more!

Legislature has Adjourned

The Legislature has adjourned sine die and will return for the 2015 long session on January 14.

House Defeats HB 1224 by 54-47

The House today defeated HB 1224, a local sales tax options bill that was tied to a teacher assistant funding fix and an economic incentive program.  HB 1224 would have capped Wake County and Forsyth County sales tax at 2.5%. Here is a link to a WRAL article on today’s vote:  http://www.wral.com/house-defeats-senate-gambit-on-tas-incentives/13906612/

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