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HF 2554

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/05/2012 10:22am

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

Bill Text Versions

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Introduction Posted on 02/27/2012

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; eliminating the limitation on the career and
technical levy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section
124D.4531, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 124D.4531, subdivision 1,
is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Career and technical levy.

(a) A district with a career and technical
program approved under this section for the fiscal year in which the levy is certified
may levy an amount equal to the greater of:

(1) $80 times the district's average daily membership in grades 9 through 12 for the
fiscal year in which the levy is certified; or

(2) 35 percent of approved expenditures in the fiscal year in which the levy is
certified for the following:

(i) salaries paid to essential, licensed personnel providing direct instructional
services to students in that fiscal year, including extended contracts, for services rendered
in the district's approved career and technical education programs;

(ii) contracted services provided by a public or private agency other than a Minnesota
school district or cooperative center under subdivision 7;

(iii) necessary travel between instructional sites by licensed career and technical
education personnel;

(iv) necessary travel by licensed career and technical education personnel for
vocational student organization activities held within the state for instructional purposes;

(v) curriculum development activities that are part of a five-year plan for
improvement based on program assessment;

(vi) necessary travel by licensed career and technical education personnel for
noncollegiate credit-bearing professional development; and

(vii) specialized vocational instructional supplies.

(b) Up to ten percent of a district's career and technical levy may be spent on
equipment purchases. Districts using the career and technical levy for equipment
purchases must report to the department on the improved learning opportunities for
students that result from the investment in equipment.

(c) The district must recognize the full amount of this levy as revenue for the fiscal
year in which it is certified.

deleted text begin (d) The amount of the levy certified under this subdivision may not exceed
$17,850,000 for taxes payable in 2012, $15,520,000 for taxes payable in 2013, and
$15,545,000 for taxes payable in 2014.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) If the estimated levy exceeds the amount in paragraph (d), the commissioner
must reduce the percentage in paragraph (a), clause (2), until the estimated levy no longer
exceeds the limit in paragraph (d).
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes payable in 2012 and later.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginCAREER AND TECHNICAL LEVY LIMITATION, PAYABLE IN 2012.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.4531, subdivision 1, the amount
of the levy certified under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.4531, subdivision 1, may not
exceed $17,850,000 for taxes payable in 2012.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes payable in 2012 only.
new text end