He also signs final bills of the 2022 General Legislative Session and allows one bill to become law without his signature
Today, Gov. Spencer J. Cox signed 78 bills and allowed one bill to become law without his signature. This brings the total number of signed, vetoed or law-without-signature pieces of legislation from the 2022 General Legislative Session to 499.
SB 2, which sets the education budget, includes a 6% increase for the weighted pupil unit (WPU), sets the estimated basic levy rate, and appropriates new funding for a variety of public education purposes, including the following notable items:
$10 million one-time for $100 bonuses for teachers that have taken on extra assignments;
$8.7 million for the Teacher and Student Success Program;
$8.6 million one-time for small district and charter school base funding;
$8 million one-time for the K-12 computer science initiative;
$4 million for updating the special education WPU add-on calculation; and
$3.5 million for scaling teen centers to support students experiencing homelessness.
“We applaud the record-breaking support for education this year,” Gov. Cox said. “This legislation represents a tremendous investment in our students, our teachers and our future, and we are so pleased to show our schools the love they deserve.”
Information on other bills signed today can be found below.