Section 16-61B-1

Legislative intent.

There is hereby created within the State Treasury a fund, designated the Education Technology Fund, hereinafter referred to as the fund. The State Superintendent of Education shall authorize the expenditure of monies within the fund, upon the approval of the State Board of Education. Receipts to the fund shall include, but shall not be limited to the following: 1) appropriations made at the discretion of the Legislature; 2) grant funds; 3) donations and contributions; 4) federal funds; and 5) appropriations made by local governments. At the end of any fiscal year, unexpended monies remaining in the fund shall not revert but shall remain available for appropriation. The expenditure of monies in the fund shall be subject to appropriation by the Legislature and subject to the provisions of the Budget Management Act, Sections 41-19-1 through 41-19-12. The State Board of Education shall ensure that expenditures made from the Education Technology Fund shall be based on educational need and shall be made in an equitable manner.

(Acts 1994, No. 94-673, p. 1291, §1.)