House Appropriations votes out finance bills

SB 1, the school finance bill that includes the formula for distributing funds to public schools, passed out of House Appropriations this morning on 14-5 vote. Seven members were absent.

SB 2, a supplemental appropriations bill passed on a 20-0 vote. Chairman Pitts indicated the bills would be up later this week and that there would be a deadline for filing amendments. They are likely to be on the floor Thursday or Friday.