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HF 151

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/17/2019 02:39pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; establishing a working group to review progress on
Minnesota's school finance reform efforts; requiring a report; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginSCHOOL FINANCE TASK FORCE.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Recommendations and duties. new text end

new text begin The School Finance Task Force is
established to recommend to the Minnesota legislature changes designed to make Minnesota's
school finance formulas more equitable and efficient. The task force must publicly adopt
goals for Minnesota's funding system, identify specific formula changes to implement those
goals, and report on recommended changes to the Minnesota legislature. The task force
must examine funding for at least regular instruction, special education, and facilities. The
task force may also examine other areas of Minnesota's school funding system.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin The School Finance Task Force must have 15 members appointed
by July 1, 2019, as follows:
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new text begin (1) five members appointed by the governor;
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new text begin (2) five members appointed by the house of representatives Education Finance
Committee; and
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new text begin (3) five members appointed by the senate Education Committee.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Terms. new text end

new text begin Unless replaced by their appointing authority, each member must serve
until the task force sunsets.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin First meeting. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education must convene the first meeting
of the task force by August 1, 2019.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Chair. new text end

new text begin The chair of the task force must be elected by the task force membership
and, unless replaced by a vote of the task force membership, serves until the task force
sunsets.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Assistance. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education, upon request, must provide
technical assistance and support to task force members, including identifying areas where
past reports have identified formulas that should be changed to provide greater efficiency
and equity among Minnesota's school districts and charter schools.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By January 1, 2020, and again on January 1, 2021, the task force must
report its recommendations to the commissioner of education for changes to Minnesota's
education funding system. The commissioner must consider these recommendations when
advising the governor on the governor's education funding budget recommendations.
Following the release of the task force recommendations, and not more than two weeks
after the public release of the governor's proposed education budget, the commissioner must
determine the portions of the governor's proposed budget that advance the goals established
by the task force and those that do not, and report those items to the education committees
of the legislature.
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new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Sunset. new text end

new text begin The task force sunsets the day after submitting its final report under
subdivision 7.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; SCHOOL FINANCE TASK FORCE.
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new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
education for the duties of the School Finance Task Force established in section 1.
new text end