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1st Engrossment - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education policy; Perpich Center for Arts
Education; allowing for charter school sponsorship and
electronic board meetings; amending Minnesota Statutes
2004, section 124D.10, subdivision 3; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 129C.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 124D.10,
subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Sponsor.

(a) A school board; intermediate
school district school board; education district organized under
sections 123A.15 to 123A.19; charitable organization under
section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that is a
member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits or the Minnesota
Council on Foundations, registered with the attorney general's
office, and reports an end-of-year fund balance of at least
$2,000,000; Minnesota private college that grants two- or
four-year degrees and is registered with the Higher Education
Services Office under chapter 136A; community college, state
university, or technical college, governed by the Board of
Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; new text beginthe
Board of the Perpich Center for Arts Education under chapter
129C;
new text endor the University of Minnesota may sponsor one or more
charter schools.

(b) A nonprofit corporation subject to chapter 317A,
described in section 317A.905, and exempt from federal income
tax under section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of
1986, may sponsor one or more charter schools if the charter
school has operated for at least three years under a different
sponsor and if the nonprofit corporation has existed for at
least 25 years.

Sec. 2.

new text begin [129C.105] BOARD MEETINGS BY TELEPHONE OR OTHER
ELECTRONIC MEANS.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding section 13D.01 and if complying with
section 13D.02 is impractical, the board for the Perpich Center
for Arts Education may conduct a meeting of its members by
telephone or other electronic means so long as the following
conditions are met:
new text end

new text begin (1) all members of the board participating in the meeting,
wherever their physical location, can hear one another and all
discussion and testimony;
new text end

new text begin (2) members of the public present at the regular meeting
location of the board can hear all discussion and testimony and
all votes of members of the board;
new text end

new text begin (3) at least one member of the board is physically present
at the regular meeting location; and
new text end

new text begin (4) all votes are conducted by roll call, so each member's
vote on each issue can be identified and recorded.
new text end

new text begin (b) Each member of the board participating in a meeting by
telephone or other electronic means is considered present at the
meeting for purposes of determining a quorum and participating
in all proceedings.
new text end

new text begin (c) If telephone or other electronic means is used to
conduct a meeting, the board, to the extent practical, shall
allow a person to monitor the meeting electronically from a
remote location. The board may require the person making such a
connection to pay for documented marginal costs that the board
incurs as a result of the additional connection.
new text end

new text begin (d) If telephone or other electronic means is used to
conduct a regular, special, or emergency meeting, the board
shall provide notice of the regular meeting location, of the
fact that some members may participate by telephone or other
electronic means, and of the provisions of paragraph (c). The
timing and method of providing notice is governed by section
13D.04.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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