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HF 71

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 01/13/2011 10:05am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 01/13/2011

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; authorizing a school district to use its operating
capital for certain costs associated with closing a school; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2010, section 126C.10, subdivision 14.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 126C.10, subdivision 14, is amended to

Subd. 14.

Uses of total operating capital revenue.

Total operating capital revenue
may be used only for the following purposes:

(1) to acquire land for school purposes;

(2) to acquire or construct buildings for school purposes;

(3) to rent or lease buildings, including the costs of building repair or improvement
that are part of a lease agreement;

(4) to improve and repair school sites and buildings, and equip or reequip school
buildings with permanent attached fixtures, including library media centers;

(5) for a surplus school building that is used substantially for a public nonschool

(6) to eliminate barriers or increase access to school buildings by individuals with a

(7) to bring school buildings into compliance with the State Fire Code adopted
according to chapter 299F;

(8) to remove asbestos from school buildings, encapsulate asbestos, or make
asbestos-related repairs;

(9) to clean up and dispose of polychlorinated biphenyls found in school buildings;

(10) to clean up, remove, dispose of, and make repairs related to storing heating fuel
or transportation fuels such as alcohol, gasoline, fuel oil, and special fuel, as defined
in section 296A.01;

(11) for energy audits for school buildings and to modify buildings if the audit
indicates the cost of the modification can be recovered within ten years;

(12) to improve buildings that are leased according to section 123B.51, subdivision 4;

(13) to pay special assessments levied against school property but not to pay
assessments for service charges;

(14) to pay principal and interest on state loans for energy conservation according to
section 216C.37 or loans made under the Douglas J. Johnson Economic Protection Trust
Fund Act according to sections 298.292 to 298.298;

(15) to purchase or lease interactive telecommunications equipment;

(16) by board resolution, to transfer money into the debt redemption fund to: (i)
pay the amounts needed to meet, when due, principal and interest payments on certain
obligations issued according to chapter 475; or (ii) pay principal and interest on debt
service loans or capital loans according to section 126C.70;

(17) to pay operating capital-related assessments of any entity formed under a
cooperative agreement between two or more districts;

(18) to purchase or lease computers and related materials, copying machines,
telecommunications equipment, and other noninstructional equipment;

(19) to purchase or lease assistive technology or equipment for instructional

(20) to purchase textbooks;

(21) to purchase new and replacement library media resources or technology;

(22) to purchase vehicles;

(23) to purchase or lease telecommunications equipment, computers, and related
equipment for integrated information management systems for:

(i) managing and reporting learner outcome information for all students under a
results-oriented graduation rule;

(ii) managing student assessment, services, and achievement information required
for students with individual education plans; and

(iii) other classroom information management needs; deleted text beginand
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(24) to pay personnel costs directly related to the acquisition, operation, and
maintenance of telecommunications systems, computers, related equipment, and network
and applications softwarenew text begin; and
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new text begin (25) to pay the costs directly associated with closing a school facility, including
moving and storage costs
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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